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Outdoor Education

Essentials of Bicycle Touring

Bicycling

June 9-20, 2014

This is a two-week course that introduces students to bicycle touring. Week one will include an introduction to the mechanics of a bike and repairs, bike fitting, route planning, gear and tool management, and fitness.

Week two will consist of a 5 day, fully supported trip traveling through northern Vermont and New Hampshire. The trip will begin and conclude at Sterling College. During the trip, stops will be planned to explore local, cultural, and natural history, and participate in a service project.

Students are responsible for supplying a personal bicycle, panniers/trailer, sleeping bag, and bicycle clothing.