Thursday, December 31, 2015

Angel Fund Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of our Angel Fund. A committee of eight of us reviewed the 139 entries based on need. The decision was more difficult than any of us could have imagined. There were stories of illness, accidents, death and grief, but also stories of recovery, growth and rebirth.

We wish we could afford to have given free trips to everyone who entered. However, we were forced to narrow it down to only four. Congratulations to the following women who will be going to our Island Hopper: Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard June 10-14, 2016 for free!
Betsy R., Durango, CO
Debbie W., Alliance, OH
Joy G., Birmingham, AL
Linda E., Superior, CO

Please don't despair if you entered and weren't chosen. We will be offering more opportunities like this one again in the future. We wish everyone a happy and healthy new year!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Apply for a Free Tour

We're looking for women who may have suffered a loss, overcome an obstacle, or are in desperate need of a respite, and who would not otherwise be able to afford one of our tours.

We will give away up to 4 free trips to our Island Hopper tour in Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard June 10-14, 2016 to the most deserving women.

We are fortunate to have an angel who has made a substantial donation to help us keep "doing what we do." We know how rejuvenating our bicycle tours can be, so we are paying it forward.

Tell us why you or someone you know deserves one of our free tours by Christmas, and we'll announce the winners on New Year's Eve. Start your 2016 right. Good luck!

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

2016 Guide Schedule

We plan to start posting our guide schedule on our website soon. Meanwhile, we are posting it here for 2016. Many of our guests want to travel with their same favorite guide again. Here's your chance to find out where she'll be next year. We hope to see you soon!

Cy Pugh

Denise Purdue

Ellen Jackson

Emily Magner
Jackie Marchand      Jennifer Thompson

Katie Craney

Kelly Attridge
Kimberly Masters
Laurie Collins

Michelle Slusher
Patty Jackson

Sid Moffat

Sue Lincoln

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Drawing Winner Announced

We offered $1000.00 toward a 2016 tour to someone who could tell us the number of countries we're touring in next year. We had 431 correct entries but only one person could win. Watch our short video to find out who the lucky winner is!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Get a $1000 Credit Toward a Tour!

Our 2016 Catalog is in the Mail!
Enter our drawing to win a $1000 credit toward a bicycle tour. Just tell us the number of countries we visit next year. Email us (at info at womantours dot com) with the correct number and your name by October 16, 2015. One entry per person please. The reward has no cash value and can only be used for one of our 2016 tours. We had 245 correct entries last year, so your odds are pretty good! We'll announce the randomly drawn lucky winner the following week. Good luck! 

If you're already on our mailing list, you should receive your printed copy in the mail this week. If you'd like to be added to our mailing list, give us your address here.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Follow our Atlantic Coast Cross-Country Tour

Our Atlantic Coast cross-country group left last week from Fort Lauderdale, Florida headed toward Bar Harbor, Maine. To follow the tour, read some of the blogs from their voyage:

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Southern Tier Tour Takes Off!

Our 2015 Southern Tier cross-country tour left San Diego on Friday. The 22 women and four staff are headed to St. Augustine, Florida. To read about their two-month journey, you can follow some of their blogs:
We wish them a safe and wonderful ride!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Ten Ways to Beat Those Winter Blahs

Winter getting you down? Are your clothes feeling tighter? Do you beat yourself up for not having worked out at all this week? Or last week? Or the week before that? Then it's time for a reality check. Here are 10 ways to beat those winter blahs and motivate yourself.
  1. Sign up for our Bermuda Blues tour in March. You have a month to get ready and there's no winter in Bermuda.
  2. Buy some new workout clothes and try a different class at the gym. Even if you can't keep up, you'll look good.
  3. Embrace the season. Rent a pair of snowshoes or cross-country skis and try a new sport. Just be ready to fall.
  4. Need some help to get back in shape? Sign up for our beginner 13-day East Coast Meander in May. It's really three tours in one, so you save $230. Even if you're not in shape at the start of the tour, you will be by the end of it.
  5. Try a new app. The free Cardiio app offers a 7-minute workout you can do anywhere without props. Hey, seven minutes is better than zero.
  6. Check your bicycle. Is it ready to be ridden at the first sign of spring? If not, take it to your bike shop now. During the slow season, mechanics have time to tune up or fix whatever is broken.
  7. Take a walk. Wear lots of layers and arrange to meet a friend for coffee afterwards as a reward.
  8. Be ready to experience spring in all its glory by signing up for our Yellowstone National Park tour in June. We're still offering a $139 discount.
  9. Stop feeling guilty and curl up on the couch to watch a good movie about cycling. The Triplets of Belleville is my favorite.
  10. Plan now to prevent this from happening to you next year. Sign up for our February 2016 New Zealand tour by the end of this month and save $199. It's summer now down under!

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Dates set for 2015 Women Only Bike Rides

Mark your 2015 calendars today! We'll host bicycle fun rides for women only from our WomanTours headquarters in Rochester, NY again this year:

Thursday, May 28 at 5:45pm
Friday, June 19 at 5:45pm
Tuesday, July 21 at 5:45pm
Thursday, September 24 at 5:15pm

All ages and abilities are welcome. All rides will have a sweep cyclist riding last who will help fix any flat tires. No one will get dropped or lost and we'll offer different length rides from 11 to 24 miles.

If you need to borrow a bike for the ride, let us know as we may have one available. Afterwards, we invite you to stay for a drink or a bite to eat at a nearby pub.

As the dates get closer, we'll ask for you to RSVP by phone or email so we know how many riders to expect. The rides will start at our office at 3495 Winton Place, Building E, Rochester, NY 14618. We'll look forward to seeing you in the spring!