Show #241 – April 11, 2015

Guests: Cycle Adirondack’s Event Manager Matt VanSlyke; Weaverville25 Ride Director Vic Armijo

What do you know about the Adirondacks and the 6.1 million acre Historic Landmark that is the Adirondack Park in Upstate New York?

Well, now there’s a great way to learn all about it – or at least a lot about it.

Tonight we speak with event manager Matt VanSlyke who tells us all about “Cycle Adirondacks”, the week-long event coming up this August.

The event, which begins and ends at beautiful Saranac Lake, includes gourmet food, a full-blown concierge service for your lodging and equipment transport, plenty of on-the-road support, and 6 full days of great riding. There is nightly entertainment and the kind of interesting places along the road that will create wonderful stories to tell.

There are provisions for non-riders to come along and find a vacation experience that is either leisurely or active and then meet back up with the riders each night.

And, one of the best features of this event? It’s a benefit for the Wildlife Conservation Society.

After the news – some good, some bad, and some ugly – we head on out to Weaverville, California. Once a booming mining town, this tiny place of almost 4,000 will burgeon with cyclists, gear, media, and excitement when it hosts the WEMBO  “24 Hours of Weaverville“, the World 24-hour Solo Mountain Bike Championships this coming October.

Race director Vic Armijo tells us how Weaverville is preparing for this first-time US event and who will be competing.

Think about it! Two possibilities for your cycling fun and pleasure this summer.