SOURCE: Trek Travel LLC

September 27, 2007 12:15 ET

Trek Travel's Cross Country USA Bike Trip Hits the Road

MADISON, WI--(Marketwire - September 27, 2007) - Trek Travel's 2007 Cross Country USA Bike trip is officially underway. Twenty-three men and women ranging in age from 28 to 64 years old began the 3000+ mile 35-day fully supported bike tour in Santa Barbara, California on Monday, September 17th. The trip will finish in Charleston, South Carolina on October 21st. The riders will climb approximately 174,000 feet over the course of the trip, and average 100 miles a day as they span America from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean.

"We are very excited to be hosting this epic trip that will certainly be the experience of a lifetime for every one of these dedicated riders," said Tania Worgull, President and co-founder of Trek Travel. "With all the details and support managed seamlessly by the elite Trek Travel team, riders can put all of their focus into each and every pedal stroke of each and every mile -- and leave everything else to us."

Named Outside Magazine's 2007 Trip of The Year, Trek Travel's Cross Country USA trip is the only fully supported cross country trip at its level of service and accommodations. Six professional staff are supporting the riders, including three seasoned Trek Travel Guides, two expert soigneurs, and one certified bike mechanic.

This piece of Trek Travel history in the making can be followed on the trip's blog, The Compass, found at Riders, guides, friends and families are chronicling the journey of the riders as they make their way toward distant Charleston.

Trek Travel LLC began in 2002 as a subsidiary of Trek Bicycle Corporation offering cycling vacations across North America and Europe. Trek Travel offers bike trips in 30 destinations across 11 countries around the globe, including trips to all three European Grand Tours cycling races and the Tour of California. With an emphasis on complete riding flexibility, Trek Travel has a cycling vacation for any level of rider. Born from the same pursuit of excellence that for 30 years has driven Trek Bikes to become the industry leader, Trek Travel's focus is on providing exceptionally personalized vacation experiences to every guest. Top of the line Trek bikes, highly trained world class guides, and unique local connections set Trek Travel apart in an increasingly competitive and growing active travel industry.

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