The Cross Canada Cycle Tour Society November2022, Volume 39, Issue #10
From the Tour Director’s Desk – November 2022
Sunshine Coast Group 2 – Group photo
Sunshine Coast Group 2 – Scenery along the way
Sunshine Coast Group 2 – Waiting at Molly’s Reach in Gibsons
We have come to the end of our 2022 tour season, which was our first tour year after the worst of the pandemic. CCCTS offered 7 tours in total and there were 115 spots filled by cyclists, though some members did go on more than one tour.
Now we turn our sights to 2023. By the time you read this, the lottery registration will have completed for the June Okanagan tour. As of the day this was written and after the lottery had only run for one day, the tour was already over-subscribed! A super popular tour. The lottery registration will also be underway for our first pilot test CCCTS cross-country ski tour so we will just have to see if enough people register for that one to be a “go” or not. Tour postings for the Arizona, Portugal, and Croatia tours should be ready soon.
Details for each tour will be posted when tour proposals and budgets are finalized and have been approved by the Board. Watch your CCCTS emails and the website since tours will be posted one at a time as they are ready. Tour plans are always changing. As of today, here is the best information that I have on the tours that will be offered in 2023:
- Thailand – Bangkok to Phuket (January 8 thru 23)
- X-C Ski in Leavenworth and the Methow Valley, Washington State (February 15 thru 24)
- Arizona (March 22 thru 31)
- Mallorca (March 24 thru April 4)
- Portugal (last two weeks of April)
- Okanagan (June 3-12)
- Washington State tour – TBD location (Late spring or summer)
- Croatia (September 18 thru October 4)
- PEI and Isle de Madelaine (September)
- Japan – Kyoto and Noto Peninsula (last two weeks of September)
I hope there will be several more tours coming for 2023, especially tours closer to home for many of our members. If you will volunteer to lead them, we will run them. Please give me a call or send an email if there is a tour you would like to lead. We are open to any tour idea you have as long as it is a safe place for travel. (email@example.com, 206.899.7255)
Take care and happy cycling,
Robin Howe, CCCTS Tour Director
- 2023 Croatia Tour – Adriatic As It Used To Be
Status: Registration opens Mon, 7 Nov 2022 5:00 PM
Dates: Mon, 18 Sep 2023 ‐‐ Wed, 4 Oct 2023
Come and cycle one of the most dramatic coastlines of the Mediterranean region. Enjoy the mountain vistas, coastal views, and medieval towns. This trip promises to be one you won’t want to miss.
- 2023 Leavenworth & Methow Valley X-C Tour
Status: Registration opens Mon, 31 Oct 2022 5:00 PM
Dates: Wed, 15 Feb 2023 ‐‐ Fri, 24 Feb 2023
First official CCCTS winter cross-country ski tour. Ski your heart out in eastern Washington in two beautiful areas. Stay in two very nice hotels in small mountain towns –the Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth and Twisp, which is in the heart of the Methow Valley. The Methow Valley offers 200k of groomed cross-country ski trails.
- 2023 Mallorca Tour
Status: 2 slots are available.
Dates: Fri, 24 Mar 2023 ‐‐ Tue, 4 Apr 2023
Join us for a tour of one of the world’s best spring cycling destinations! Mallorca is well-known in the cycling world for iconic climbs to spectacular views, including the famous Sa Colabra and Cap Formentor rides. In addition to its stunning coastal roads, it boasts an endless network of peaceful and smooth secondary country roads. Best of all, you are never more than 10 km from the next charming little village with cafes, bars and bike-friendly restaurants. This fully-supported luxury tour will allow us to experience the hilly west coast of the island…with an included e-bike option for those who want a little boost up the hills.
- 2023 Okanagan Tour
Status: Ride is full, wait list only.
Dates: Sat, 3 Jun 2023 ‐‐ Mon, 12 Jun 2023
Experience the Okanagan with 3 days in each of Vernon, Penticton and Oliver. Quiet roads, scenic vistas, small town charm and Okanagan sunshine (hopefully!)
- 2022 Sunshine Coast Tour – Group 2
Lovely, coastal ride on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. and the east side of Vancouver Island.
- 2023 – Thailand Tour – Bangkok to Phuket
Status: Registration closed
Dates: Sun, 8 Jan 2023 ‐‐ Mon, 23 Jan 2023
Escape winter to cycle for two weeks in the sunshine along the southern peninsula of Thailand from Bangkok to Phuket. Enjoy fabulous Thai cuisine all along the way.
Hub and Spokes
No new Hub and Spokes at this time.
Marketplace Buy and Sell
3 Bikes for sale. Owner is moving and new place doesn’t have enough storage.
Ladies 2016 Trek carbon Silque S road bike 47cm.
Lightweight men’s cycling jersey.
INDOOR CYCLE TRAINER
great for keeping in shape in winter months
includes 2 risers to simulate hill climbing
Folds for easy storage
Contact: Bonita Douglas Text: 250-215-5310
In the Victoria Area.
Thule Bike rack and kayak holder
Let’s Go Biking
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