Monday, September 9, 2013

Prudential Ride London 2013

This is one of the main reasons I want to start a bike tour company! I just so happened to be in London when this massive Prudential Ride London 2013 freecycle and race was going on, on August 3rd and 4th. 70,000 people were a part of this event. It really demonstrated the interest in biking and encourage people to take part in the sport, either for that day or for a life time. It was incredible to see the amount of people racing through the streets! There was never a time that I didn't see people rushing by! It would be great to see something like this 100 mile tour exist in the U.S., not just as a race, but something everyone can take a part in.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Bike and Roll

Check out this company called Bike and Roll, which is located in San Francisco! They have several different routes you can take ranging from short and easy to longer and challenging. This is really the type of company I would like to start because I would enjoy the varying routes and the different types of people coming in. Offering different routes allow for locals to enjoy the experience as well.

Starting Golden State Bikes

I'm really interested in getting a bike tour company started in California but haven't decided where I would like it. I really like the San Luis Obispo area as well as the "touristy" areas of Los Angeles, Hollywood, and San Francisco.

Currently, I'm looking more into making mountain biking tours or a historic route. First, I have to look into regulations and see what other businesses are doing to see if biking is allowed in certain areas.