Signing Up For Tour
To sign up for a CrossRoads tour register online using Visa, MasterCard or American Express for the $300.00 deposit or call all a Trip Planner.
Credit cards accepted for tour deposits only.
We recommend reserving your spot early, as registrations are accepted based on space availability.
Deposit vs Registration Fee
We do not charge a separate registration fee like other long distance tour operators, rather a deposit that is applied to the tour price itself.
Rider Reference List
At CrossRoads, we encourage prospective guests to talk to alumni that have toured with us in the recent past. We offer an extensive list of alumni that will field questions about our tour routine, support and their overall experience. Please contact us for a list of CrossRoads' alumni in your area.
CrossRoads uses only larger, well known hotels recognized for their quality, cleanliness and service. Please call for a list of hotels - we guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised!
Standard accommodations for all tours is double occupancy. Private room upgrades are available for an additional fee.
CrossRoads will make every effort to arrange requested accommodations for your entire tour. However, in the very unlikely event that a roommate is not available for all or part of your tour, an additional fee may apply.
Breakfast, snacks and beverages will be included on all riding days, and dinner on most with meals at all-you-can-eat buffets, local restaurants and hotel banquet rooms.
Menus for all meals have been developed specifically for long distance cyclists and their unique nutritional needs.
Luggage Transport and Delivery
Each day your luggage will be transported to the next hotel in the CrossRoads’ Truck and delivered to your room - before you arrive. Your leaders will inspect your room for cleanliness, turn the air conditioner on and open your drapes for a more pleasant arrival after cycling.
Our commitment to our riders begins months before the start of each tour with leaders sharing their knowledge and know-how via a "riders only" web site, News Flashes and telephone calls. Our riders are introduced to each other via email before tour begins so questions can be asked and excitement shared.
Upon receipt of your deposit, a Pre-Departure Guide will be emailed to you containing arrival and departure information, a detailed itinerary, route map and packing list, as well as Tips and Tricks For Long Distance Cycling, a training schedule and an outline of the daily tour routine.
Before the start of your ride, a Tour Handbook will be sent containing rider and hotel address lists, bike packing and shipping information, bicycle safety tips, a sample route sheet, and a Registration Day schedule.
Safety is our primary concern - above all else! We believe flags make our riders more visible to passing motorists, and although not mandatory, we highly recommend and encourage their use during tour.SAG Support
Each day you will find up to three scheduled SAG stops with fresh fruit, nutritional snacks, and energy bars, gels and drinks.
Support vehicles will sweep the route during the riding day and stay on the road until all riders are within a few miles of the hotel.
Riders may ride in the support vehicles at anytime during the riding day. Whether tired, injured or ill, you may spend the entire day in a vehicle or just a portion of the day choosing the best section to pedal.
At no additional cost to you, our skilled mechanics will be available on the road and at each hotel to service your bike. You will, however, be responsible for purchasing replacement parts if needed.
Energy Food and Drinks
At each SAG Stop you will find an assortment of name brand energy bars, gels and drinks available free of charge.
At the start of your tour you will be given route sheets for the entire tour so visits from family and friends can be planned, and future routes can be reviewed..
Every night before dinner your tour leaders will discuss the next day’s ride including road conditions, planned stops, special events and points of interest.
At the beginning of tour, an orientation meeting will be held to present information regarding tour activities and safety procedures.
At the conclusion of your tour we will celebrate with an awards banquet commemorating your achievement. Friends and family members are encouraged to attend and share in your victory.
Over the years CrossRoads’ riders have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities, with all monies bypassing CrossRoads going directly to the charitable organizations. Upon registering for tour and at your request, a Fund Raising Guide will be sent containing information on preparation, execution and follow-up.
Riders are responsible for selecting a tour that suits their abilities, fitness level and general health. Please call a trip planner for tour details or ask to speak to riders who have participated in the tour you would like to join.
During tour, you may be required to leave a credit card imprint at hotel check-in for expenses incurred by you, over and above room rate and tax.
Daily and Weekly Prices
Riders may join our tours at any point along our route for any length of time. Contact us to arrange custom dates and pricing.Final Payment
Final payment for all tours is due 60 days prior to the tour departure date.
Payments received under 60 days will be subject to a late fee due before the tour departure date. Failure to pay tour fees and/or late fees before the start of the tour will result in the registration being cancelled with associated fees being applied.
Cancellations and Refunds
If you must cancel your tour, your cancellation fee will be determined according to the following schedule:
* "Tour Departure" for all tour segments is based on the Cross Country departure date
Call or Email for Trip Insurance details.
Exceptions to this cancellation policy cannot be made for any reason, including personal injury or emergency. CrossRoads is not responsible for, nor recommends, the purchase of non-refundable airline tickets.
A well tuned road bicycle with a triple chain ring is strongly recommended for all tours.
All cyclists must wear a Snell or ANSI approved helmet when riding with CrossRoads.
Our long distance tours are designed not to exclude anyone because of an “older” age or ability. We have seen many people in their fifties, sixties and seventies successfully participate in the full Cross Country Tour with as much fun and enthusiasm as riders half their age. We encourage everyone to ride at their own pace, finishing each day as early as possible or traveling at a more leisurely pace with frequent stops for sightseeing. At CrossRoads, the days are yours to enjoy at your own pace.
Crossroads reserves the right to refuse rider registrations and entry to any tour at any time.