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Bicycle Adventuresí Ring of Fire, Four Volcanoes Tour


For Immediate Release

Bicycle Adventures’ Season Erupts
With Ring of Fire Tour of Four Volcanoes
In Eight Days across Washington State
Issaquah, WA, May 31, 2013 – Remember that Johnny Cash song, “Ring of Fire”?
Bicycle Adventures, the Pacific Northwest-based active travel company specializing in two-wheel tours in North America, Hawaii and New Zealand, will guide intermediate to advanced cycle enthusiasts this summer on two tours of the Pacific Northwest’s Ring of Fire. And the only thing that stands getting burned is some calories.
Volcanoes of Washington Bike Tour  is an eight-day / seven-night ride from Seattle, WA, to Portland, OR, by way of some of the 20 major volcanic centers paralleling the Pacific Ocean and comprising the Pacific Northwest’s Cascade Mountains. The most notable of the volcanoes by virtue of being the most recent to exhibit its muscle is Mount St. Helens that claimed over 50 lives when it erupted on May 18, 1980. Mt. Rainier tossed its fury skyward in 1854.  Also included are Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams.
“Our guides just love this tour – in fact, they practically arm wrestle over who gets to lead it. Both they and the guests love the fact that you can get on your bike at the beginning of the tour and never have to get into the van until the last day when we head to the Portland airport,” added Todd Starnes, owner and president of Bicycle Adventures.
The per person double rate of $3,495 includes accommodations, among others,  at two National Park lodges, all meals except one lunch and one dinner, the services of seasoned guides, van support and more. Departures in 2013 are July 20 and Aug. 10.
The tour traverses up to 70 hilly miles daily while staring into the face of the Cascades. For information please see:
A van transports guests on day one into the Cascade Mountain foothills to begin a ride to Cle Elum and a night at the Iron Horse Inn where guests stay in actual rail cars. Day two is on back roads over Snoqualmie Pass along the Yakima River into open cattle country and Yakima’s apple orchards. The night is spent at Birchfield Manor, a luxurious inn with highly acclaimed cuisine flavored by the season.
Whistlin’ Jack Lodge in the Wenatchee National Forest is the third night’s destination before climbing 30 miles to Chinook Pass through Mt. Rainier National Park followed by a 12-mile downhill through Cayuse Pass along the Ohanapecosh River. Then comes a 24-mile climb on Mt. Rainier’s eastern flank bound for the Paradise Inn Hotel, a National Park lodge at 5,200 feet in the middle of Mt. Rainier National Park. The next morning is a hike along Skyline Trail through wildflower meadows before biking to the mineral springs at Longmire.
Day six the ride south skirts the flanks of both Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens, approaching the latter from the northeast and cycling  straight into the route that the exploding gases and ash took during the eruption of spring 1980. From here guests van to the Columbia River and a full-service resort, Skamania Lodge. Passing through the fruitful Hood River Valley the tour winds around Mt. Hood to finish the day with a climb to the award-winning Timberline Lodge. On departure day guests ride down Mt. Hood to a gourmet picnic among the red cedars of Meinig Park before heading back to Portland.
For more information, availability and reservations contact Bicycle Adventures by phone: 800.443.6060, email: or visit online at:
About Bicycle Adventures - North America’s Premier Bicycle Touring Company™. Scenic byways, four and five-star accommodations and local dining and visits to National Parks are trademarks of Bicycle Adventures, founded in 1984.  Types of tours include Classic (25-50 miles a day), Classic Plus (50-60 miles a day) and Epic (70+ miles a day with the most demanding terrain). Value-driven Casual category trips offer budget-conscious lodging and meals, with the same full van support.
Pre-set and custom tours embrace the Pacific Northwest into Canada, California and the Southwest, as well as Colorado, South Dakota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Hawaii and New Zealand. Excelling in its own backyard the Issaquah, WA-based company conducts tours of Washington State’s wine country and offers Pub and Pedal programs focused on the craft beer industry in California, Oregon and Washington. Cyclists can opt for tours embracing the following National Parks: Arizona - Saguaro; Canada - Banff, Jasper and Waterton Lakes; Colorado - Rocky Mountai
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