Cycling in France, for all levels, families too! A presentation by Gary Kraut.
Wednesday, Feb 13, 7:30
Biking in France for all types of riders – A lecture by Paris-based travel writer, ride leader and Mercer County native Gary Kraut
France is one of the world’s top cycling destinations thanks to the many ways in which biking at all levels can be combined with visits to castles, vineyards, markets, and historical sights and monuments. The stunning natural landscapes, bike-friendly roads and culture, and fine meals at the end of the day make every ride memorable.
In this illustrated lecture, Gary will explain how to match your cycling level and travel rhythm with your desire to explore the pleasures and treasures of France, whether on a one-day bike excursion or several days of freewheeling or on a longer destination-based cycling adventure.
Gary will cover routes of interest to easy-going leisure bikers, to family with teens, and to experienced road cyclists seeking challenging rides, and take us to the regions around Paris, the Loire Valley, Normandy, Burgundy, and Provence.
After the lecture join us for light refreshments when you’ll have the opportunity to speak with Gary directly about your own travel plans and explore potential for a Sourland Cycles-sponsored biking trip in France later this year or in 2020!
About Gary Kraut: Gary Kraut has been inspiring and informing travelers to France for three decades. Originally from Mercer County, where he returns frequently to visit family, he is an award-winning Paris-based travel writer and the editor of the web magazine France Revisited, www.francerevisited.com, as well as a regular cyclist. His unparalleled experience and knowledge as a France travel and tour specialist has also made him the go-to guy for individuals and travel professionals seeking highly personalized tours, advice and tailor-made events in Paris and throughout France (www.garysparistours.com).
The Sourland Semi-Classic, Feb 24
The last Sunday in February starts the European spring season, so who are we to quibble.This is a tune-up for the Hell of Hunterdon. Fifty miles of road and gravel and some great farmland scenery. Followed by beer and lunch. Stay tuned for registration information,
Hell of Hunterdon, March 24
A local epic, classic, monument…. you name it. Held tradtionally the same day as Paris-Roubaix, the Hell of the North; an 80-mile mix of road and gravel. Starting just down the road at Montgomery Elks lodge on Rte 518 and Great Rd. Beer and lunch follow in Belgian style.
Standing Orders – thru the winter
Hopewell Hillbillys Ride Saturday Morning 9 am
2-hour +/- different route every week. Weather permitting. Or suggest a more suitable, comfortable time . Use the list and find some ride partners.
Princeton FreeWheelers Ride Thursdays 5:30 pm
Ride with Cristina through the hills of the Sourlands. B ride leaves Sourland Cycles 5:30 pm.
Sourland Women’s Ride Wednesdays, Spring 5:30 p.m. start
Wait for the Daylight Savings time to resume.
From the store Follow the public Facebook page for up-to-date information on timing and weather cancellations.
Facebook: Liv Women’s Cycling Community at Sourland Cycles