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Bicycle Road Trips

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  • a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals

bicycle road trips - Thule 699

Thule 699 Round Trip Bicycle Travel Case

Thule 699 Round Trip Bicycle Travel Case

Packing up your bike shouldnt require training. The new Thule Round Trip travel case provides room for all your gear and the confidence that it will stay put.

The Thule 699 Round Trip Bicycle Travel Case is dependable insurance that your bike will always arrive at baggage claim free of damage when you choose to travel with it. The case can hold virtually any road or mountain bike broken down to its components and includes tote bags to hold smaller components as well as user-supplied tools for reassembling bikes on arrival. Additional features include: solid polyethylene construction, plastic and foam inner dividers, a protective chain/frame wrap, two integrated wheels and compatibility with the UPS shipping system.
An outer frontal view of the Thule 699 Round Trip Bicycle Travel Case
Dependable and durable bike protection during travel and shipping.
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Protect your Bike During Air, Rail and Bus Travel
Today's full featured bicycles can be very expensive, and sometimes even more expensive to fix - so why take the chance of them being damaged when traveling. Protect them with the Thule Round Trip Bicycle Travel Case. With interior measurements of 45" x 28?" x 10" this padded hard-shell case accommodates an entire road or mountain bike, with wheels, saddle, pedals and handlebars removed and stored. The Round Trip Travel Case also includes a variety of extras that fit right into the case that any traveling cyclist would want, including two inner protective foam layers, an inner protective plastic layer, a tote bag, a tool bag, a chain/tube wrap, two caster wheels and mounting hardware for easy transport away from baggage claim and a tiedown strap.
A view of the Thule 699 Round Trip Bicycle Travel Case open, with a bike packed inside
Dual layers and protective foam and plastic shields separate wheels from frame and allow for complete bike and accessory transport.
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The red construction of the Round Trip Bicycle Travel Case can stand up to the heavy-handed treatment of even the most careless of baggage loaders, which makes it durable beyond your wildest dreams. It is held closed by a sturdy, and reliable set of integrated straps and buckles, and for extra security, rings on both sides of case will accept most padlocks. Finally, the exceptional durability of the Thule Round Trip Bicycle Travel Case means that you can even ship it UPS if you want to have your bike with you on a trip, but also travel light.
Key Features
Easily accommodates one road or mountain bike for safe air, train or bus transport/shipping
Durable polyethylene construction for long life
Dividers keep wheels separated from frame
Dimensions: 47" x 30?" x 10?" (outer), 45" x 28?" x 10" (inner)
Includes a gear bag for tools, and one for clothes, a helmet, etc.
Bike box is UPS shippable
Security lock sold separately
Roof Mount Kit (#RFM - straps, buckle bumpers and foam gasket) sold separately
What's in the Box
Thule 699 Round Trip Bicycle Travel Case (including outer case, protective shields, 2 tote bags, chain/tube wrap, 2 tie-down straps and 2 wheels with mounting hardware), user's manual and warranty information.
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Thule will warranty all Thule brand car rack systems and its accessories manufactured by Thule during the time that an original retail purchaser owns the product. This warranty terminates if a purchaser transfers the product to any other person. No warranty is given for defects caused by normal wear and tear, cosmetic rust, scratches, accidents, unlawful vehicle operation, or modification of, or any types of repair of a load carrier system other than those authorized by Thule.
About Thule
Thule was founded in 1942 by the Thulin family, when Eric Thulin, a true lover of the outdoors, put the Thule name on a pike trap he designed and began to sell in Scandinavia. It wasn't long before he added other practical items to the company's portfolio. By the 1960s, the company began to concentrate on car-related products, including its first roof rack. The Thulin family sold Thule to the publicly listed company Eldon in 1979, and it has continued to grow both organically and through acquisitions ever since. The Thule Group is a world leader in providing transport solutions for an active life.

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Trip Map

Trip Map

The trip covered roughly around 2,400 miles over nine days.

If you're thinking about doing your own road trip to Quebec and Ontario or if you want to learn more about the places I visited during my trip, here is some info that might be helpful.

Day 1: Ashburn, VA - Philadelphia, PA - Brooklyn, NY
Day 2: Brooklyn, NY - Brattleboro, VT - Cabot, VT - Waterbury, VT - Burlington, VT
Day 3: Burlington, VT - Quebec, QC - Ile d'Orleans, QC - Quebec, QC
Day 4: Quebec, QC - Montreal, QC
Day 5: Montreal, QC
Day 6: Montreal, QC - Ottawa, ON - Huntsville, ON
Day 7: Huntsville, ON - Algonquin Provincial Park, ON - Severn Bridge, ON - Toronto, ON - Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Day 8: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON - Niagara Falls, ON
Day 9: Niagara Falls, ON - Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON - Buffalo, NY - Pittsburgh, PA - Ashburn, VA

Memorable experiences
- Meeting and having conversation with the B&B innkeepers: Isabelle Oulette at Aux Trois Balcons, Mireille Lauzon at Le Terra Nostra, and Pauline and Mike Hussey at Abacot Hall. We received tips and insights about visiting their city, and learned a bit about their life story.

- Amazing food we found everywhere -- outstanding cooking that showcased the local products. The highlights were Babbo's excellent Italian dishes in NYC, creme brulee at Le Lapin Saute, tiramisu at Paillard, general experience at Au Pied de Cochon in Montreal, St. Viateur bagel, Schwartz's smoked meat sandwich, The Ice House Winery's cabernet sauvignon ice wine in NOTL, and Dave & Andy's ice cream in Pittsburgh, PA.

Unexpected Experiences
Au Pied de Cochon dining experience

Hiking at Algonquin Provincial Park -- change plans due to weather and conditions.

NOTL visit -- following B&B innkeepers recommendation

Food Notes
Babbo -- tasting menu vs. sampling many dishes

Ile d'Orleans -- Relais des Pins, Cassis Monna, other agritourism

Quebec -- Le Lapin Saute, Paillard, Saint-Roch neighborhood / food tours, Marche du Vieux Port

La Banquise -- poutine

Au Pied de Cochon -- reservation, what to try

Lunch at Parc Mont-Royal -- St. Viateur bagels, Schwartz's deli sandwiches

Asian Legend -- portion

Ravine Vineyard -- lunch from the shop

Wine tasting at NOTL / ice wine

Kurtz Orchards -- local products

Stone Road Grille -- hidden gem

Travel tips
1. About the destinations:
a. When visiting Quebec, there are some essential places / experiences that you should consider:
- Walking tour in Vieux Quebec - history lesson, learn about rich culture of Quebec
- Marche du Vieux Port - feast for the eyes (and stomach); local produce
- Ferry ride to Levis and back - view of Quebec from St. Lawrence River
- Dine at one of local restaurants - Le Lapin Saute, Le Cochon Dingue, Aux Anciens Canadiens, Paillard, Chez Ashton
- Cirque du Soleil free shows in the summer
- Ile d'Orleans excursions
- Visit sugar shack (cabane a sucre)

b. When visiting Montreal, there are some essential places / experiences that you should consider:
- Biking in the city -- very bicycle friendly city -- bicycle tours, Bixi bikes
- Vieux Montreal -- Et Lumiere Fut show at the Notre-Dame Cathedral
- Montreal food -- poutine at La Banquise, bagels at St-Viateur Bagels, smoked meat at Schwartz's Deli, Au Pied de Cochon, Marche Atwater
- Parc du Mont-Royal -- walking, jogging, hiking, biking, view of Montreal from the top
- Olympic Park + Jardin Botanique Montreal -- architecture photos, Chinese/Japanese gardens
- Plateau Mont-Royal -- neighborhood walks, dining

c. When visiting Ottawa, there are some essential places / experiences that you should consider:
- Parliament Hill -- go to Visitor Info Center for info, Centre Block free tour, night light shows
- ByWard Market -- dining options nearby

d. When going to the Algonquin Provincial Park, allow time to explore either by hiking or canoeing. May-June is the best time to see moose. During the summer, on Thursday nights there is wolf howling session. Visit Muskoka Wildlife Centre to meet local Ontario animals.

e. When visiting Niagara region, there are some essential places / experiences that you should consider:
- Niagara-on-the-Lake -- tour wine country by car or by bicycle (if you stay at local hotel or B&B, they might have complimentary tasting coupons)
- Niagara Falls -- nightly light shows, fireworks during the weekend nights

2. Crossing the borders
- Canadian/US entry visa (single vs. multiple)
- Insurance (car, health)
- Bringing food, alcohol, tobacco
- Wait times

3. Check for special events at the destination
- Quebec: free Cirque du Soleil shows on summer nights, fireworks competition at Montmorency Falls, Winter Carnival
- Montreal: Montreal Jazz Festival, Just for Laugh Festival, Rogers Cup
- Algonquin Provincial Park: wolf howling session
- Niagara-on-the-Lake: Shaw Festival, Wine Festival, Peach Festival

4. Planning
- Finding places to stay, things to do via TripAdvisor, guidebooks, Internet
- Advanced planning: book lodgi

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bicycle road trips

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The Most Scenic Drives in America: 120 Spectacular Road Trips

A one-of-a-kind trip planner, a superb on-the-road reference, and an album of 400 photographs. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, here are 120 outstanding drives that show the magnificence of America-each with detailed, easy-to-follow maps.

Taking a drive in the country has been popular since horse-and-by days. But while the road trip itch is as strong as ever, scenic drives get scarcer year by year. The answer is a collection of the 120 loveliest drives in the U.S., providing maps and tours (with sites along the way itemized and lovingly described), trip length, when to go, nearby attractions, and local information sources. Free time is at a premium these days; rather than waste your leisure time in highway gluts, it's worth taking directions to some of the most beautiful drives the country still has to offer.

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