Guests: Michael Carroll, NY Times Travel Show; Carolyn & Guy, Ohio to Erie Trail Maps; Peter Vos, Tulip Cycling
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Winter is a great time of year for plotting and planning the rides and cycling trips we want to take in the upcoming season. This white stuff isn’t going to be on the ground forever, so now is the time to map out your adventure calendar for 2014. This week on The Outspoken Cyclist, we have three guests who will get your mental gears turning.
First up is Michael Carroll, Director of Travel Advertising for The New York Times, to talk about the upcoming NYT Travel Show at the Javits Center, February 28th through March 2nd. This year’s show focuses on adventure travel, and will feature a climbing wall and a bungee jump, in addition to 500 exhibitors. The Saturday and Sunday sessions are open to the public as well as travel professionals.
Here in our own backyard, we have the Ohio to Erie Trail, connecting Cleveland to Cincinnati. Guy and Carolyn rode the full length of the trail in 2012, and again in 2013. What started as a long bike tour has turned into a set of professionally illustrated maps (which are free) and an interactive PDF trail guide (which is not free, but still pretty cheap). Guy and Carolyn are with us today to share their passion for this Ohio treasure.
To wrap up our “adventure daydream” episode, we connected with Peter Vos, proprieter of Tulip Cycling in the Netherlands. Peter is a land surveyor by trade, hence his fascination with maps, which led him to ownership of a bicycle touring company. Peter is said to know nearly every street in The Netherlands, and Tulip’s tours are designed for all ages and abilities.