The first day of your Cross Country tour will be filled with activities from the minute you wake until the minute you retire for the evening.
If your bicycle was assembled by CrossRoads or our partner bicycle shop it will be available first thing in the morning for final tweaking and a short warm up ride with your fellow group members.
Mid-afternoon will bring Orientation and our first Route Rap where you will meet the entire tour staff and receive your CrossRoads goodie bag, tour packet and route sheets for the entire tour. Staff will discuss overall safety and cycling protocol for groups, review our daily tour routine then conduct our first official Route Rap bringing attention to noteworthy sights along our first day’s route.
Late afternoon is the time to relax by the pool or enjoy a beverage and conversation in the hotel Bistro. Dinner will follow at 6:00 pm with a delicious offering prepared by our host hotel, then it is back to your room to prepare for your first day of riding with us!
First Day of Riding
When you wake on Sunday morning, you and your group will enjoy your first breakfast together, make final preparations then line up for our escort to the Pacific Ocean. Your cycling adventure begins right here, right now! Take a look.
- Breakfast: 5:45 am
- Bring luggage to lobby
- Pump tires
- Line up for vehicle escort to Pacific Ocean
- Dip front wheel in Pacific
- Group Photo
- Line up for first pedal stroke East!
- Pedal to First SAG – have FUN!!
- Pedal to Second SAG – have MORE fun!
- Pedal to hotel in Riverside, CA
- Relax in Jacuzzi
- Route Rap: 5:45 pm
- Dinner: 6:00 pm
- Meet for ice cream!
- Prepare for Day 2