About Senior Cycling Bike Tours
We are a small owner operated touring company that has been in business for 16 years. Our tours are limited to 12 riders to insure superior personal service. We have personally scouted and biked each and every tour. Vera Mitchell will be our van driver and chef. The sag wagon is available at all times if you ever feel the need for a lift. We maintain cell phone contact with the sag wagon for added security. We have developed a reputation for our healthy, delicious lunches prepared by Vera. We make a promise to do what ever it takes to insure that you have an enjoyable tour with us.
About Pat Blackmon – 2014 – Age 76
Pat has spent a lifetime teaching and encouraging others to love sports and the great outdoors. In her teens she taught tennis and in college she taught swimming to infants and seniors. In her thirties she was instrumental in getting her county to establish leagues for women in softball and basketball. During that time, she led her 12 year old son, friends, and a group of Girl Scouts to love backpacking. Over the course of three summers, Pat and her son hiked the entire Appalachian Trail! In her forties she continued to play softball with the twenty year olds.
In her fifties Pat discovered the world of “seniors”. In three short months she coached a group of inexperienced women players over fifty to become a formidable softball team. That team went on to win a Gold Medal in the Senior Olympics. That and numerous other softball coaching accomplishments got her elected to the Washington Metropolitan Area Softball Hall of Fame in 1995. In 2000, Pat was the first woman player inducted into the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame.
At 59, Pat completed a cross country bike ride from San Diego, CA to St. Augustine, FL . Now 75 years of age she is into her fifteenth year of running her own bike touring company. Pat’s knowledge, energy, and enthusiasm have created a company uniquely qualified to bring seniors the joy of touring on bikes.