Jackson Hole Bicycle Tour 2018

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2018
 

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  • Enjoy Jackson Hole, one of the most beautiful and scenic areas in the United States.
  • The term "Jackson Hole" was used by early settlers to describe the low-lying valleys that are surrounded by mountains, rivers and streams.
  • Though surrounded by mountains the valley is mostly flat and perfect for bicycling.
  • Another positive element for this trip is we will be staying at the same hotel for the entire week, so we just unpack one time and we are all set for the entire week! 
  • Each day we will ride on bike paths and limited traffic roads to see the Elk Refuge, Teton Pass (or ride to the top on a dedicated bike path or take the SAG van to the summit and only ride down the mountain) with unbelievable views of Jackson Hole, Teton Village and Fall Creek Road with views of the valley with mountains always in the background, not to mention the Elk and Moose that were recently viewed on last year's trip!
  • In addition, we will also have an off-day to explore on your own nearby Yellowstone or Grand Teton National parks.
  • Finally, Jackson Hole has one of the most extensive number of bike paths of any city in the United States including a recently completed bicycle bridge across the Snake River and recently completed construction in 2016 the final part of the bike path that will connect the cities of Jackson, Wilson and Teton Village.
 
Day 1, Saturday
 
Arrive in Jackson Hole throughout the day, and enjoy the town of Jackson with its many shops and activities. The entire city is bike friendly, but if you do not feel like riding you can take the Southern Teton Area Rapid Transit (START) Bus that has a bus stop nearby the hotel. Also within walking distance of the hotel is a full service Albertson's grocery store to stock up on supplies. Meet around 4:30pm for the get together and meeting before heading to the welcome dinner with the group.
 
Lodging:
 
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Hampton Inn
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
(Large hot-tub, fitness center, hair dryer and Internet)
 
Dinner:
With the group
 
 
Rendezvous Bistro
 
Soup or Salad:
  • Soup du Jour
  • Summer Vegetable Salad - cauliflower, romanesco, haricot vert, sugar snap peas, heirloom tomatoes, sweet pea vinaigrette
Entrée choices:
  • Grilled Trout - four bean salad, sugar snap peas, kohlrabi, radish, lemon creme fraiche, orange-tarragon brown butter
  • Free Range Roasted Half Chicken - garlic-herb butter, duck fat fingerling potatoes, sauteed greens
  • Spinach & Ricotta Malfatti - English peas, wild mushrooms, baby heirlooms, pea pistou, pine nuts
  • Grilled Venison Medallions - mustard green chimichurri, English peas, beet-horseradish puree, asparagus
Day 2, Sunday
 
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We start our journey from the hotel and take a bike path out of town and for the first 6 miles as you head south and follow the Snake River. . Enjoy river views, mountains in the background and forest scenery. Also, see where a forest fire burned through a section of the wilderness, but now it is slowly coming back to life. Many places to stop and enjoy the scenery throughout the ride.
 
Bicycling route: 0 miles, staying at the hotel; 12 miles, riding to the end of the bike path and back to the hotel; 21 miles, riding riding round-trip on dedicated bike paths. (Route has a few minor rolling inclines and descents)
 
Breakfast:
Provided by hotel
 
Lodging:
 
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Hampton Inn
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
(Large hot-tub, fitness center, hair dryer and Internet)
 
Dinner:
On your own
 
Day 3, Monday
 
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Today we ride through the city of Jackson on dedicated bike routes and bike paths on our way to the National Museum of Wildlife Art and Teton Village. On the way we ride overlooking the Elk refugee and the wide-open fields of Wyoming. Spend time exploring the museum or continue back to the Teton Village. Ride on bike paths over the wide Snake River and continue on the scenic ride to Teton Village, the village which sits at the base of the mountain and surrounds the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Have an optional bite to eat at the famous Mangy Moose restaurant or if you are feeling adventurous, ride the Aerial Tram to the top of the mountain before returning to the hotel.
 
Bicycling route: 0 miles, staying at the hotel; 12 miles, riding to the museum and back to the hotel; 27 miles riding to the museum and back, and to the Teton Village; or 42 miles riding to and from the museum and Teton Village. (Route is mostly flat with the vast majority on dedicated bike paths)
 
Breakfast: 
Provided by hotel
 
Lodging: 
 
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Hampton Inn
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
(Large hot-tub, fitness center, hair dryer and Internet)
 
Dinner:
With the group
 
 
The Kitchen
 
Salad Choices:
  • Kitchen Wedge Salad - "prok" belly, cherry tomato, avocado, green onion, miso-bleu-cheese dressing
  • Green Papaya Salad -  roasted peanuts, thai vinaigrette, tomato, onion, daikon, cilantro, thai basil
Entrée choices:
  • Summer Poblano Pepper - sweet corn-avocado-tomato salad, green mole, fried tortill strips
  • Honey-Ginger Yuzu Port Chop - spicy sauteed kale, speck, fresno chiles, shallots, garlic
  • Togarashi-Tempura Scallops - frisee, tomato, orange-ginger-habanero marmalade, thai vinaigrette
  • Kitchen Burger - fried ramen noodles, housemade kimchi, ginger-ponzu aloft, nort goma fries
Day 4, Tuesday
 
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Ride on dedicated bike paths from the valley floor all the way to the top of Teton Pass. Optionally, take the SAG van to the Teton Pass summit and only ride down the mountain. Thanks to a combination of bike paths and the old highway that has been turned into a dedicated bike path, this is one of the few mountains in the U.S. that can be climbed on a bicycle without any vehicle traffic! From the summit see spectacular views of the valley floor.
 
Bicycling route: 0 miles, staying at the hotel; 12 miles riding only down the mountain and to the hotel; or 24 miles, riding up and down the mountain. (Route is flat until the climb and then there is about 5 miles of steep climbing (6144 feet to 8378 feet averaging 6.1% grade) to the top of the summit. After leaving the summit the route is downhill and then flat. The vast majority of the route is on dedicated bike paths)
 
Breakfast:
Provided by hotel
 
Lodging: 
 
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Hampton Inn
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
(Large hot-tub, fitness center, hair dryer and Internet)
 
Dinner:
On your own
 
Day 5, Wednesday
 
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Free day. Explore the city of Jackson and its many shops and sites, or venture into Teton or Yellowstone National Park on your own, including riding into Teton National Park on your bicycle to Jenny Lake or taking a bus tour from Jackson into Yellowstone.
 
Bicycling route: free day
 
Breakfast:
Provided by hotel
 
Lodging: 
 
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Hampton Inn
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
(Large hot-tub, fitness center, hair dryer and Internet)
 
Dinner:
On your own
 
Day 6, Thursday
 
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Ride on a very low traveled and one of the most scenic bicycling roads in the U.S. that is frequented by wildlife and has continuous wide-open views of the mountains in the background. The road runs near and parallel to the Snake River. On this road, while the trip was being mapped out in 2015, moose and elk were seen on the road and in the fields and pastures; so if you are not too noisy and patient you may see all types of wildlife.
 
Bicycling route: 0 miles, staying at the hotel; or 14 miles riding one way to the pick-up point adjacent to the Snake River; or 28 miles riding round trip. (Route is flat for the first part, which is on bike paths with some small climbing afterward after transitioning to a low travel road.)
 
Breakfast:
Provided by hotel
 
Lodging: 
 
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Hampton Inn
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
(Large hot-tub, fitness center, hair dryer and Internet)
 
Dinner:
With the group
 
 
Roadhouse Brewing Co
 
Salad choices:
  • Caesar - romaine, parmesan, housemade croutons, alici
  • Aspen's Market - baby greens, lavender-espresso beehive cheddar, cucumber-lemon vinaigrette
Entrée choices:
  • Wyoming Flat Iron Steak - fingerling potatoes, fennel, capers, tomato-bernaise butter
  • Grilled Idaho Trout - carrots, apple, napa cabbage, cilantro, Wyoming Whiskey vinaigrette
  • BBQ Spare Ribs - dill pickle chips, fresh cut fries
  • Veggie Farroto - anson mills toasted farro, tomato, artichoke, fennel, parmesan, fresh herbs, lemon
Day 7, Friday
 
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Say goodbye to friends and start your journey home. Breakfast provided by hotel.
 

Please note all trip information is based on previous trips and/or contracted lodging and restaurants and is subject to change based on availability or specific trip needs.
 
Riding difficulty:

Riders who are comfortable riding at least 10 miles per hour should have an enjoyable trip. We have designed the routes utilizing bike paths wherever possible with the first and last day utilizing bike paths. Though we are surrounded by mountains the routes were designed to have very little climbing as possible since we are in the foothills. Of course, if a rider is tired or does not feel like riding, the SAG vehicle will transport the rider to the hotel. All routes are on paved bike paths and low-volume roads. All riders may ride at their own pace, slow or fast.

 
Arriving by automobile:

Drive to the Homewood Suites by Hilton, Tucson/St. Philip's Plaza, 4250 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, Arizona, leaving your car at the hotel for the duration of the trip.

 
Arriving by Plane:

Fly directly into Tucson International Airport, then rent a car and leave it at the starting hotel for the duration of the trip; or take a Uber or Lyft to the starting hotel.

Deposit:
$200 due to reserve your spot and the remainder due 45 days before the trip start.  
 
What's included:
  • Hotel lodging
  • Ride packets including maps & cue sheets (directions)
  • Fully sagged including ride leaders, luggage transport, van transportation and rider assistance.
  • Breakfast with the group each morning
  • Dinner with the group three nights (see above)
  • Fun and Enjoyment
Bicycles:
  • Most riders bring their own bicycles.
  • To ship your bike: we would suggest using shipbikes.com or bikeflight.com for shipping directly to the starting hotel: Homewood Suites by Hilton, Tucson/St. Philip's Plaza, 4250 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85718
  • To rent a bicycle, please contact Tucson Bike Rentals 520-260-8293
Weather in September in the Tucson area: 
  • Average High 84°F
  • Average Low 57°F

 

Contact Information:

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Athens, GA 30605
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