Cycle Of Life Adventures
In 2015, Cycle of Life Adventures will be expanding our list of trips by adding beautiful Santa Barbara, arid Arizona, awesome Appalachian Trail, cool Colorado Snowshoe treks, smooth Sailing the British Virgin Islands and Craftsman Covered Bridges tour of Vermont. We will still have our original four Colorado routes, enchanting New Mexico and travel through the enticing US National Parks, of Arches, Canyon Lands, Glacier, Bryce and Zion, Crater Lake, the historic Natchez Trace. We will wrap up 2015 with our spectacular coastal tour of South Carolina and the Outer Banks of North Carolina with a final retreat on the resort of Bald Head Island.
Cycle of Life Adventures remains committed to providing challenging and original trips in beautiful parts of the country in a safe and fun manner. Our rides will focus on seeing amazing countrysides, offering challenging rides for the avid cyclist, provide well designed routes for both the recreational and seasoned riders. We will continue to lodge at comfortable, outstanding accommodations and dine from picnic lunches to fine upscale restaurants. Excellent service for small tour groups is our goal.
All Cycle of Life trips will be led by owners and guides Elli Sias and Dennis Hughes. We have participated in hundreds of cycling adventures, both as guests and as guides. We have led trips across the breadth and depth of the United States. Our passion for sharing these fabulous trips with others of similar interest, has led us to develop our own company. We are determined to provide many memorable experiences on every bicycling adventure.
Who We Are
Elli Sias: Founder & Director of Tour Development, People ask " Why did I start This business?" In all my years of cycling tours, my real love was the true friendships I created with other guests having my same passion. Guides and tour companies were all the about the same. Then I met the best guide ever with a thorough understanding of the indusrty and a true consideration for the guest. I asked him to be my partner in this venture.
Elli is an avid cyclist who has been riding for 20 years. She covered much of the Western Hemisphere, including the Canadian Provinces, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica & island hopping in the Caribbean. She started her bicycling career “many” years ago while teaching cycling safety and biking techniques to high school girls, as a physical education teacher. In addition to her vast and comprehensive experiences as a strong cyclist, understanding the needs and wants of guests, she boasts more than 25 years experience in the customer service industry. In her off time, she enjoys golf, skiing, water sports and croquet. Don't be surprised to see one or more of her activities pop up as an added attraction to one of your adventures.
Dennis Hughes: Director of Operations, has been riding his entire life. His cycling adventures have carried him through all of Canada, all 50 of the United States, through Italy and Japan. Dennis has been a Colorado resident for 35 years. His cycling skills have been sharpened and perfected for hill climbing. He shares his training techniques and nutrition secrets with all of his customers. Being a cycling tour guide for over 15 years and an accomplished bicycle mechanic, he comes with excellent leadership and customer service skills. In his off time, Dennis enjoys volunteering his time and customer service skills to Vail Mountain Resorts skiing as a mountain guide and support for the National Ski Patrol.
Upon receipt of payment your order will be packed and posted either the same day, or at latest the next working day.
Paypal and credit cards are processed almost immediately, while bank transfers can take 24-48 hours.
In general we find that deliveries to Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane metro and VIC regional are made within 1-3 working days. NSW, SA, TAS, ACT and NT take 2-5 working days. Regional QLD, WA and other remote areas will take 5-7 working days.
Please note these are only expected deliveries times and occasionally delays may occur.
We use Australia Post for all of our deliveries except for Bulky Items. For bulky items we use Direct Freight Couriers.
COMBINED POSTAGE FOR THE PURCHASE OF SEVERAL ITEMS
Our internal shipping charge calculator will tell you the cost of your postage prior to your checkout. In most cases buying more than 1 item will result in cost savings to you.
- Small items up to 500g cost around $7 postage. Depending on the weight and size you will get 2 sometimes 3 small items posted for this amount.
- Most larger items post for about $12 and you will generally be able to add 1-3 small items at no extra charge
- Once you purchase products over 3 kg in weight there is generally, only a small amount of extra postage charged
COMBINED SHIPPING CHARGES FOR BULKY ITEMS
You can add smaller items together with bulky items and there will generally be no or a small added postage cost. Ordering items such as 2 bike cases may not result in any savings due to their volume. Ordering mid-size items like two fluid trainers together will result in very good savings though. You will get your quote for shipping costs before you checkout.
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We now ship to New Zealand. For further details please visit our International page here.