A bike tour is one of the best ways to see America outside of piloting a hot air balloon or setting aside seven years to watch every Ken Burns documentary in succession. Let your legs loose on the landscape with today’s Groupon. For $995, you get a week-long Sustainability in Motion bicycle expedition from Common Circle Education (a $2,000 value). Tours are available August 13–August 20, August 21–August 27, August 28–September 3, and October 1–8. The August expeditions begin and end in Eugene, while the October expeditions begin in San Francisco and end in Davis, CA.
As part of its mission to trumpet the joys of natural living and community-fueled sustainability, Common Circle Education conducts a Sustainability in Motion tour, teaming bicyclists up with a like-minded biker gang of 20–40 riders for a scenic week of riding, eating, camping, and learning. Each tour begins with a guide leading the group through bike safety and mechanical fundamentals before escorting them out onto scenic, low-traffic farm roads. Pedal pushers spend the week eating healthy, organic vegan fare, visiting organic farms, and biking anywhere from two to six hours (20–60 miles) every other day. During nonbiking days, the group absorbs the productive philosophies of permaculture, sustainability, and regenerative design via hands-on activities—providing a productive respite from mind-numbing TV shows such as News, Sport, and Louder News.
Two-wheeled tourists can rent bikes and gear from Common Circle Education for an additional fee or bring their own road-ready, engineless rides. Common Circle Education also supplies meals and accommodations on all days except during the pretour orientation. The experienced guides will help first-time campers as they learn to fend off bugs, avoid trite campfire-ghost-story twists, and counsel depressed yetis that no longer care enough to cultivate an aura of mystery.
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