Natchez Trace 2013:
“I had a great time with a great group on the Natchez bike tour. Planning & expectations were laid out in advance. An energetic and enthusiastic leader, Celeste had everything under control, from van support to rooms for the night, to side trips and options along the way. What more can you ask for?”
Anniston 2011 -2013:
“Before Celeste turned her passion, enthusiasm and hobby into a business, I had the pleasure of participating in a Silver Comet/Chief Ladiga trip she organized. A group of 30+cyclists rode from Atlanta to Anniston and back over a weekend. Even before the ride, the level of organization was obvious. Celeste organized a series of training rides that seamlessly brought us up to peak for the ride. She was even able to get this overweight, middle-aged cyclist to do 94+ miles a day for 2 days!
I have never been on a better organized trip; we had SAG vehicles, catered lunches, our clothing changes were waiting for us when we arrived at the end of each day, optional massage therapy at the lodge, dinner, breakfast, everything went off without a hitch! We really didn’t expect all of this, after all, we thought Celeste was just informally putting this trip together. Knowing the level of detail she went to while just doing this for fun, I can’t imagine what she can do now that it is a business. Everyone always said that she should make a business out of it, and now that she has, I can’t recommend Celeste more highly! “
Regards, Barry H. K., EA, CFP®
“As a 3 time rider to Anniston (and back) I couldn’t be happier with the organization. Celeste arranges every detail, gives great instructions, and tirelessly finishes (sic) makes sure it all works out. She also seems to attract sunny weekends for Anniston rides :). While this ride is 96 miles each way and not for the uninitiated rider, I also don’t think you need to be a semi-pro. Mostly the group is casual, different riders go at different speeds, and pace lines allow escape from the head-wind. So most everyone who feels still strong after a 100 km ride such as the Tour de Cure will do just fine. A few practice rides in the weeks before are definitely a good idea. And except for the very strong I don’t recommend trying it on a mountain bike or some heavy city clunker. Carbon road bikes rule. The trail itself is spectacular riding, beautiful scenery, and really there is only one little stretch where the hills get a little steeper. I am definitely planning to ride again in 2014. “
“My friend Steve from San Antonio , TX. finally flew in last April 2013, and we both participated in the ride to Anniston , AL. This by far was one of the better organized and well catered and supported 2 day bike events we have ever been a part of. We met wonderful people and had a great time in Anniston at the inn we stayed at, the massage therapist was on hand and reasonable, the BBQ party around the pool was a blast , and we never seemed to run out of anything. The accommodations were great as we needed a good night sleep and there was a copious breakfast before our trek back home.
It is with great confidence that I would highly recommend going on a bike journey organized by Celeste.”
“I have done numerous bike rides to Anniston with Celeste and they are great. Nothing to worry about makes the event fantastic. She handles every little detail including the weather!
Just show up with your gear and go! You won’t be disappointed. “
Barry F., Anniston & Back!