Location: Round Table Pizza, 2065 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa
Time & Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 @ 7:30 PM (Social hours and free beer for members at 6:30)
Directions: From Highway 101 at Santa Rosa go west on Highway 12 to Stony Point Road Exit. Go straight from the middle lane at the light onto Occidental Road. The Round Table Pizza is on the right just down the road.
An interactive presentation by Silke Fleischer and Eric Converse about touring from Switzerland to Nice, France with custom folding bicycles.
20 mile downhills, Tour de France climbs and stunning scenery. The spectacular Route des Grandes Alpes is a dream for every cyclist and offers a large variety of route options for unsupported touring trips combined with many hiking, mountaineering and rock climbing opportunities. Join our interactive presentation of our 2013 tour and get a unique insight into cycling from Bern in Switzerland, to the Mediterranean city of Nice in France – a trip of 1,600km over 10 passes and 60,000 feet of ascent. We’ll provide insider tips and tricks on route planning, room booking, local culture, food and more.
Walk away with impressions of magnificent mountains and thrilling rides through narrow gorges as well as starting points for planning your Europe tour. Learn about the advantages and disadvantages, difficulties and rewards of this unique form of travel. There will be time for questions, test riding a special Bike Friday touring folding bike and checking out gear.
This inspiring presentation is brought to you by Eric and Silke have cycled through Europe 4 times. Their remote small business gives them the freedom to work from anywhere in the world and explore exciting cycling and hiking routes each summer.