2014 bike trip

 

 

Bike Trip 2013 Christ Church Winnetka

 

This Summer, for the 21st year, our Rector, Christopher Powell, will lead a parish bike trip to Vermont, New Hampshire and Upstate New York. You are welcome to join us! Last year we had twenty-two people come along. This year, our trip will cover some familiar towns via different routes. The trip is rigorous, though nothing that can’t be done with proper preparation, a good bike, and most importantly, an appetite for community and adventure. The cost is $975, which includes everything except transportation to and from Clifton Park, New York. This year it also includes two nights stay at the Hampton Inn in North Conway, NH and tubing on the Saco River in North Conway.

 

Where

Upstate New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire

 

When

July 5th-12th, beginning and ending in Clifton Park, NY at St. George’s Episcopal Church.

 

Who

Riders and their friends from Christ Church, Winnetka and St. James’, Jackson, MS.

Friends this year will come from as far away as Germany!

 

What

Five days of cycling with full support vehicles, a licensed mechanic, training rides in Chicago before the trip, tips and useful cycling know how for beginners, delicious meals, sweat and laughter. We will average 65 miles a day—with hills! On Thursday, July 10th, we will shop and sightsee in North Conway, NH, and then tube the Saco River at midday. For those who want the ultimate cycling challenge, we will offer a century ride into North Conway on Wednesday, July 9th over the Kancamagus highway.

 

Why

This trip is for people who are looking for a week of hard-won fun. We cycle together, cook together, laugh together, and view beautiful scenery from the seat of a bike.

 

Accommodations

We stay in Episcopal Churches each night with an option for a hotel at your expense. On July 9th & 10th, we will all have rooms in the Hampton Inn as part of the trip cost. We cook a number of dinners ourselves and eat out for the remainder. Breakfast each morning is prepared by fellow cyclists. Lunch food at breaks comes in the form of food we bring along in coolers in our support vehicles. We stop every 15 or so miles to rehydrate and regroup.

 

Route

Clifton Park, NY; Manchester, VT; Brattleboro, VT; Hanover NH; N.Conway, NH (two nights); Littleton, NH; Then a passenger bus ride back midday from Littleton to Clifton Park, NY on Friday, July 11, for a closing banquet.

 

Supplies

You bring cycling clothing and equipment, a change or two of clothes, and toiletries. We will pick up bikes in Jackson, MS and Winnetka, IL and drive them to the starting point, then return them to the same sites. We also carry your gear so you need only to bring a carry on if flying.

 

Sign-up

Register for the 2014 bike trip by clicking this link. Submit a deposit of $250 to Christ Church, 470 Maple Street, Winnetka, IL 60093. Put ‘Bike Trip’ in the memo line. You may also use your credit card to pay at Christ Church Winnetka. Questions? Contact Christopher Powell.

 

Check out images from and details of our 2013 Bike Trip.