Don’tcha just love the random convos that pop up on long rides that help you learn a little bit more about your buds? In this installment of Xtra Team Talks, the Xtracycle team got to dreaming about places where we would one day love to ride our bikes.
Marie-Claire, Client Happiness
Two come to mind:
1) In 2021 we are planning an around-the-world Relay Ride with the RFA. I’d love to ride a section of that with my family (Team RiSk – Ross + Ike + Shannon + Kale).
2) I’ve always wanted to experience first-hand the bicycle culture of Copenhagen. The dream is to manifest a summer-long house-swap with another family!
Ashley, Sales & Marketing
Currently the top rides on my bucket list are in the American southwest: the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park, ancestral homelands of the Ancestral Puebloans, Ute, Navajo and Paiute; the dirt roads of Bears Ear National Monument; and the Arizona Trail. Give me those endless desert roads! I’d also love to go on a combination of the EuroVelo Pilgrim’s Route and Capitals Route with my partner and daughter one day. I love making memories with my loved ones while in the saddle.
Personally, I have always dreamt of riding a bike in Amsterdam. Although I have done a fair bit of road and mountain biking, my bike has always been much more about my daily commute, my way of getting stuff done, and my means of exploring the cities and towns I have lived in. Although its gotten better through the years, it has always felt like I was an outlier using my bike to do all these things. I always thought it would be cool to be in a place where this wasn’t the case. I imagine getting there and feeling like – ahhhhh, I am finally with my people.
Kris, Sales and Marketing
I’d love to ride through every major European city at some point. Bike infrastructure is so different there and I want to experience it first-hand. I think if everyone could see what it is like to live in a place where bike transportation is the norm, it would seem less alien to them here in the US. Image from Barry Neild/CNN.