Q: Our Definition of Senior
A: WHO YOU CALLIN’ “SENIOR”?
Senior cycling uses this slightly modified AARP definition for the term “Senior:
50 years of age or better. (and more fun!)
Q: Average Rider Speed
A: Our riders average between 8 and 14 miles per hour.
Speed and skill vary from rider to rider, so we encourage everyone to ride at their own pace, be it with the group, or solo.
Q: Maximum Group Size
A: Our group size is never more than 13 riders.
This allows us to give you personalized service, and the best tour experience possible.
Q: What about eBikes?
A: Senior Cycling only allows Class 1 "Pedal Assist Only" eBikes on our tours.
The three classes of E-Bikes are defined as follows:
Class 1: eBikes that are pedal-assist only, with no throttle, and have a maximum assisted speed of 20 mph.
Class 2: eBikes that also have a maximum speed of 20 mph, but are throttle-assisted.
Class 3: eBikes that are pedal-assist only, with no throttle, and a maximum assisted speed of 28 mph.
Senior Cycling can only accommodate a small number of eBikes per tour due to their higher weight.
Q: Included in Base Tour Price
A: Most overnight accommodations
Some meals and snacks as listed in the individual trip information sheets
Evening social, snack, beer, wine, or soft drink
SAG wagon and cue sheet for all rides
Entry fees for some side excursions included in the trip
Senior Cycling T-Shirt and insulated logo bottle (on 5+day tours)
Q: Not Included in Base Tour Price
A: Single occupancy rooms (see below for supplements)
Bike rentals (see below for rates)
Alcoholic beverages with meals
Breakfast on trip start days
Dinner on trip end days
Tipping for your tour leaders
Transportation to and from the tour start and end points (see below for more “how to get there” info)
Q: Single Supplement
A: The single supplement is for riders that are traveling alone and prefer a room to themselves.
If a single would prefer a roommate and one is available, we will try to match folks up.
On some tours we stay in B&Bs where the bedrooms have only one bed. Folks unwilling to share a bed in these cases will be charged the single supplement for that night.
(Amounts vary by lodging.)
Q: Deposit and Cancellation
A: – A 50% deposit is required upon registration.
– Final payment is due 60 days prior to the tour starting date.
– All cancellations must be written.
– We will refund 90% of the tour price when you cancel in writing 61-90 days prior to the tour starting date. No refund will be given for cancellations received 60 days or less before the tour starting date.
– We will refund 100% of the tour price if we cancel a tour due to our failure to meet the minimum rider count. We will notify you within 30 days of the tour starting date.
– We highly recommend that all riders purchase their own trip insurance (not included with tour price) to protect against unexpected emergencies.
- Allianz Travel Insurance offers low-cost trip insurance. https://www.allianztravelinsurance.com
Q: Bike and Helmet Rental
A: BIKE RENTALS = $100/tour
Our bikes are Trek hybrids in a variety of sizes. We have step-through (ladies) and regular (men) frames.
Helmet is included with bike rental. Also included: rear rack bag, spare inner tube
Q: Travel "To and From" Senior Cycling Tours
A: Please do not make travel plans especially airline reservations until you have confirmed that the tour has the minimum number of riders. Once a tour has been confirmed you will received detailed information regarding where to meet us, which airport, hotels, times and dates.
Q: Tour Difficulty Ratings
A: Easy – Good for the occasional rider who generally prefers bike paths and flat terrain to road riding and hills, These trips are often more leisurely, lower-mileage excursions.
Intermediate – For riders who are more experienced, mileage averages 30/40 miles per day. We often ride on roads, and cover terrain with rolling hills.
Advanced – Is just what it sounds like. These trips are geared toward cyclists who are at ease covering approximately 50 on-road miles per day, and are comfortable with traffic and hills.
Q: How to Prepare for a Tour
A: We recommend you give yourself a week before the trip start to recover and sit comfortably. You will still have the benefit of having conditioned your posterior.
Q: What about Tipping?
A: Although it is never required, tipping your tour leaders is always greatly appreciated. It is way to express your satisfaction with the leaders for the job they've done, especially if you feel the service provided was exceptional. A tipping guideline for our industry per day is $10-$12 per person.
Q: Partners with Different Riding Needs
A: Occasionally couples touring together are not at equal riding levels, or haven’t done multiday rides before; yet they want to share the tour experience. We can cater to both partners by choosing a particularly scenic morning or afternoon and they may choose to ride together for a half day.
However, if your partner chooses not to cycle at all, and he/she has their own car, we can arrange it such that they may join us for lodging, cocktails, and dinners with the tour group.
Q: Recumbents and Trikes
A: We carry our bikes on a roof rack; so unfortunately, we can accommodate very few recumbents or trikes.
If your recumbent or trike can fit in the aisle of our trailer,
(20″W x 80″L) we can take it.
Availability is very limited, on first come, first served basis.
Q: Our Code of Conduct
A: OK, we wish we didn’t have to say this, and it’s just common sense, but here is our code of conduct we require from all participants:
Senior Cycling does not tolerate violence of any kind during our events. This includes physical and verbal harassment. Racist, sexist and / or threatening remarks during our events will not be tolerated and will result in the offender’s removal from the tour, and exclusion from participation in future tours with our company.