Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Lizard Head Cycling Guides
   
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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General Tour FAQs

Q: What is included in Lizard Head Cycling’s Road Bike tour costs?
A: Road Bike tour costs are based on double occupancy. If a single room is desired, there is a single supplement for each tour. Guests electing for their own single room supplement can have non-riders stay in their room for no additional cost.

Please see each tour description to find the number of days of guide service and nights of lodging included for each tour. Lizard Head’s tours are generally full-service tours which include meals, energy food, liquid refreshments, in-tour shuttles, entry fees, and mechanical support.

Bike rental, adult beverages, and massage therapy are additional. The pre-tour Meeting Hotel and post-tour Ending Hotel are NOT included unless specified otherwise. Guests make their own reservations at the Meeting Hotel or Ending Hotel, or other nearby hotels.

Q: What is included in Mountain Bike tour costs?
A: Mountain bike tours are generally full-service tours which include guide service, monster F-350 support truck, meals, energy food, liquid refreshments, in-tour shuttles, entry fees, and mechanical support.

Bike rental, camping gear rental, adult beverages, and massage therapy are additional. Furthermore, Meeting Hotel and Ending Hotel reservations and costs are NOT included unless specified otherwise. The pre-tour Meeting Hotel and post-tour Ending Hotel are NOT included unless specified otherwise. Guests make their own reservations at the Meeting Hotel or Ending Hotel, or other nearby hotels.

Q: Can a non-rider come along on a road tour?
A: Absolutely! Some tours are better suited for this than others, so please reach out to us if you have any questions.

  • If a non-rider wants to drive his/her own vehicle, the rider only needs to pay a single supplement fee (the amount is tour-specific and is listed on each tour page). An optional LHCG meal plan is available for $85/day for non-riders.
  • If a non-rider wants to ride in the LHCG van, s/he pays the tour fee.

Rental Bike FAQs

Q: What brand and model of road and mountain bikes do you rent?
A: For the 2021 season, Lizard Head Cycling is renting Scott Addict 10 Disc road bikes and Scott Spark 930 mountain bikes.

Q: What is the front and rear gearing for your rental bikes?
A: The gearing for the Scott Addict 10 Disc road bike is 22-speed with 50x34T front and 11-32T rear. The gearing for the Scott Spark 930 mountain bike is 12-speed with a 32T front and a 10-51T rear.

Q: Are the road and mountain bike rentals all carbon framed?
A: Yes. The Scott Addict 10 Disc road frames utilize Scott’s HMF Carbon Technology and the Scott Spark 930 mounain frames utilize a combination of Scott’s HMF Carbon and IMP Technology.

Q: If we bring our own seats and/or pedals, who installs them on the rental bike?
A: The Lizard Head guides will install these components for you on your rental bike prior to the start of your tour.

Q: What size tires are on the road and mountain bike rentals?
A: The Scott Addict 10 Disc road bikes come equipped with 700x30C tires and the Scott Spark 930 mountain bikes come equipped with 2.4″ tubeless tires.

Q: Do rental bikes come with cyclo computers?
A: No. But if you bring your cyclo computer and all associated components, our guides will install them for you on your rental bike prior to the start of your tour.

Q: Do rental bikes come with seat bags? What about bike pumps, bike levers, extra tubes – do you provide these? I usually use co2 cartridges, but I am not allowed to bring them on the plane.
A: Yes. All road and mountain rental bikes include a pump, tire tools, a multi tool, and a spare tube. We also carry extra spare tubes and tires in our rig should they be needed.

Q: Do rental bikes come with two water bottle cages and will the cages accept full size water
bottles (24 oz)?
A: Yes. We also provide one new Lizard Head Cycling Guides water bottle for each guest at the start of the tour. We suggest bringing your own water bottle(s) to make sure that you have enough water on each day of your tour.

Q: What are the weights of the the road and mountain bike rentals?
A: The Scott Addict 10 Disc road bike weighs approximately 18 lbs and the Scott Spark 930 mountain bike weighs approximately 29 lbs.

Q: I see that your road bike rentals have disc brakes. I have never used them before. Is it hard to get used to these bikes?
A: Disc brakes are very easy to learn to use safely; our guides will go through every part of your rental with you when setting you up on Day 1. We chose our rental fleet because these bikes are easy and fun to ride. The stable geometry, wider tires (30mm) and disc brakes make for a very predictable-to-handle machine.

Nutrition FAQs

Q: I have food allergies or require a special diet. How do I let you know?
A: We have an area on our Online Registration Form for you to enter this information, or please let us know your dietary requirements when you speak to us about your tour. Your guides on tour will pre-shop according to any and all noted allergies and/or special diet requests, and then skillfully prepare and serve the food while on tour. We also will make sure that any restaurant we visit while on tour is also prepared for any special dietary requirements. We pride ourselves on being able to cater to specific dietary requests, so rest assured that you will be able to get the nutrition that works for you during the week. Gluten Free, Dairy Free or a someone who loves it all – we will keep you well fed during the tour!

Q: What is served at breakfast during a tour?
A: On road bike tours, most breakfasts are served at the establishment that we stayed at the night prior or at a nearby restaurant. The choices vary based on the establishment, the locale, and other factors, but we generally make sure that a healthy and hearty breakfast is served to all our guests to assure a good strong start to each day. Sometimes on a road tour guides will also prepare breakfast if there is to be an early start or if there is not an adequate place to dine nearby.

On our off-road tours, guides will prepare a fully balanced breakfast while in camp… and make sure the coffee goes on early!

Q: What is served at lunch during a tour?
A: On both our road and off-road tours, your guides prepare healthy lunches such as fresh organic fruits and veggies, wholesome salads, fresh hummus, sandwich fixings, nuts, gourmet cheeses, and, of course, plenty of salty and sweet snacks such as chips and cookies.

Q: What can I expect for dinners during a tour?
A: On our road bike tours, we source our favorite restaurants in each town that we visit and focus on establishments that offer fresh and local ingredients. Guests choose whatever they desire to eat off the menu including appetizer, salad, entrée and, of course, dessert! Also, while on tour if a guest wants to dine early before the group and go to bed, this is fine as we understand that on some days sleep is the most important post-ride element.

On our off-road tours, guides will prepare all meals in camp including, but not limited to: Dutch oven lasagna, wild salmon, grilled chicken, salads, quinoa, fruits, and lots of seasonal veggies – all taking into account any special dietary needs. We pride ourselves on preparing hearty and healthy meals to keep our guests powered up for their off-road adventures.

Q: Do you provide sports nutrition products such as electrolyte powders and energy bars, or do I need to bring these?
A: Yes, we do provide Honey Stinger products, Taos Bakes products, Huma Chia gels, and Hammer Nutrition HEED electrolyte powders. However, if you have a sensitive stomach or are not familiar with these products, we suggest that you also bring along the sports nutrition products that you are accustomed to prevent any adverse reactions that might occur.

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