COLLEGE BIKE TOUR
7 COLLEGES, 7 DAYS, 400 MILES
The College Bike Tour program is designed to provide 10 current Cycling Smarts students the opportunity to follow the I Challenge Myself Century Ride with an even greater challenge: a 400-mile 7-day New York State college bike tour that exposes students 7 very different colleges. The goal of the Tour is to further challenge our students to aspire, focus and prepare for college and life after high school.
THE TOUR IS A TWO-WEEK PROGRAM THAT EXISTS IN TWO PARTS.
Each day on the road, our students wake up at 6:00am, ride for 50-80 miles and arrive to the college by lunch. At each school, students experience informational sessions with the admissions departments, meetings with current students, and introductions to a variety of majors and departments. The students eat meals in the campus dining halls and sleep in the dorms. The group is followed on each ride by a support van that carries their bags, food, gatorade, spare bikes, and all the tools needed on the road.
5-day college preparatory sessions in NYC consisting of destination rides throughout NYC in the morning and our unique college readiness classes in the afternoon.
7-day bike tour throughout New York State, riding 50 miles a day, and visiting 7 different schools: Syracuse University, Cornell University, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Cobleskill, Bard College, and West Point.