ISSAQUAH, WA, May 15, 2014 – Bicycle Adventures, the leader in North American bicycle touring, is proud to announce that it is the presenting sponsor of a brand-new, one-of-a-kind cycling experience taking place in June in the Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest.
“We’re committed to promoting cutting-edge bicycling opportunities for enthusiasts of all interests and abilities, so when we had the chance to sponsor a cycling event never before offered in the U.S., the Suncadia Cycling Festival, we jumped,” said Todd Starnes, owner/president.
Starnes’ team is helping coordinate three days, June 27-29, celebrating all things bicycle in the mountains of Washington State. This is a fondo-style cycling weekend with a mix of dirt, pavement and gravel cycling on three courses that celebrate the beauty and charm of Suncadia http://www.suncadiaresort.com/ and neighboring towns on the sunny side of Washington's Cascade Range. There is also a special family ride planned during the weekend.
“As gravel roads are disappearing under asphalt, it’s interesting to know that bicycle riders are discovering, or re-discovering, the pleasures of these often tertiary routes that convey life in the country and mountains as it used to be,” says Starnes.
The event is designed for bikers of all ages and abilities. Families are encouraged to join the fun. Starnes hopes that this will become an annual event in this region and that other sections of the country can follow this lead.
Bicycle Adventures has designed and will offer special lodging, meals and riding packages for the weekend event. For more details please see:
For more information, availability and reservations contact Bicycle Adventures by phone: 800.443.6060, email: or visit online at: http://bicycleadventures.com/.
Suncadia has quickly become a recreational playground for Seattleites and travelers across the Pacific Northwest. Located 80 miles east of Seattle in the Cascade Mountains, Suncadia is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city, offering a unique combination of activities and amenities that make it an ideal Northwest getaway and resort residential community. Suncadia Resort received the 2013 AAA Four Diamond Award, the fourth time the resort has received this award since its opening in 2007.
Suncadia is set on six miles of pristine Cle Elum River frontage, with 80 percent of the resort community designated as open space. It features over 50 miles of hiking and biking trails and is a certified Built Green Community. Its three golf courses - Prospector and Rope Rider Golf Courses and the private Tumble Creek Golf Course - were ranked among the top ‘10 Best New Courses in America’ in 2006 and 2011 by Golf Digest. Rope Rider was named 2011 Best New Course of the Year by Golf Magazine.
Suncadia Resort is operated by Destination Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Lowe Enterprises, Inc. For more information about Suncadia, please visit www.suncadia.com.
About Bicycle Adventures
Scenic byways, four and five-star accommodations and local dining and visits to National Parks are trademarks of Bicycle Adventures, founded in 1984. Types of tours include Classic (25-50 miles a day), Classic Plus (50-60 miles a day) and Epic (70+ miles a day with the most demanding terrain). Value-driven Casual category trips offer budget-conscious lodging and meals, with the same full van support.
Pre-set and custom tours embrace the Pacific Northwest into Canada, California and the Southwest, as well as Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, New York, Hawaii and New Zealand.
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For cyclists, Cebu and its surrounds offer varied and beautiful terrain. Think remote, white sandy beaches; dark stretches of jungle teaming with wildlife; verdant rice terraces; and fascinating village communities. What’s more, the weather is ideal, with thousands of hours of sunshine warming up the Philippines every year.
There are plenty of cycling tour itineraries to choose from. These vary from single day rides to multi-day journeys, allowing cyclists to decide on a trip according to their interests, skills and experience. If you have a couple of weeks to spare and a strong sense of adventure, the following 14-day journey will keep you busy.
Before leaving home, make sure that you find some Cebu accommodation to stay in. Given that the city is increasingly popular with tourists, it can become hectic at times, especially during the high season. What’s more, you might want to consider splashing out on a five-star hotel. You can get some incredibly luxurious rooms for cheaper rates than you’re probably accustomed to paying at home. What’s more, after 14 days’ cycling, there’s every chance you’ll be ready for some serious relaxation and tranquillity.
This tour will carry you across three major islands – not only Cebu, but Bohol and Leyte, too – as well as several smaller ones. They are part of the Visaya archipelago that comprises Central Philippines. Highlights include Bohol’s renowned Chocolate Hills, up-close and personal encounters with the world’s smallest primate, deep-sea diving (for those so inclined), unspoiled white sandy beaches and jungle adventures.
If you’re wondering how you’re going to get from island to island travel, there’s a few options available for cyclists. For the most authentic experience, go for outrigger canoe. That’s how the locals do it, after all.
Bohol is famous for two main reasons: its Chocolate Hills and its tarsiers. The latter are the world’s teeniest, tiniest, cutest ever primates. They can be kind of shy, but if you hang around long enough, you should get the chance to meet. There’s also an abundance of jungle scapes, perfectly cultivate rice paddies and the beautiful Alona Beach – known for its shimmering white sand, pristine water and excellent deep-sea diving opportunities.
The further you travel, the more you’ll find yourself off the beaten track. On Biliran Island, you can swim under waterfalls and relax in hot springs, while on the smaller island of Camiguin, there are eight volcanoes. In fact, for this very reason, Camiguin is often called the ‘Island of Fire’.
After the wild adventure of Biliran and Camiguin, you’ll get to enjoy the smooth riding of the bigger island of Leyte. As far as area goes, it’s one of the largest in the Visayas. For touring cyclists, it’s pretty much paradise – the roads are smooth and sealed, yet free of traffic, so you can cruise to your heart’s delight without having to worry about dodging cars, trucks and buses.
Your trip will end with yet another contrast – the buzzing urban atmosphere of Cebu. As the second largest metropolis in the Philippines, it offers a cosmopolitan scene, with loads of restaurants, local markets overflowing with unusual objects and a bustling nightlife.