Mini-Loop Tour 2017

Four days and three nights with the kids.

Start Date: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017
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What fun. Families and kids.

Back when the original Loop Tour riders started having kids, and when these kids got big enoung, they started taking them on tour. Now these kids are grown up, but new families have joined the club and wanted to be able to tour with their kids. So 3 years ago the Mini-Loop Tour was born. A shorter, easier tour perfect for kids, or for people wanting to experience touring for the first time.

This year's route was easier than the past two years. Basically across the valley and back. Days 1 and 4 were flat, but days 2 and 3 had some hills, some of which were pretty steep.

I had been wanting to do this with my granddaughter when she got old enough and this was the year. We did fine but I learned that a tag-along bike is much harder to handle and pull up hills than a tandem. Next year we will have to get a tandem.



Group portrait
Mini-Loop 2017 riders


Youngest to oldest
Youngest to oldest riders.


Below is my log for each day of the tour. Use the navigation controls to scroll through the days .