Two-Wheel Tourism Gaining Speed
Friday, December 27, 2013
Successful Meetings recently ran a story by Alex Palmer about how "borrowable
bikes are an increasingly popular hotel offering for meetings
attendees." He talks about our Chesapeake Bay resort being a good
fit for gatherings outside the hustle and bustle of an urban
environment and highlights our fleet of bicycles.
Over the years, both meeting attendees and leisure
guests have enjoyed borrowing our bicycles, complete with baskets
and helmets. The flat terrain and gentle traffic make
bicycling a pleasure, and the Victoran houses, gardens, open fields
and steepled churches make the ride a visual pleasure.
The process couldn't be easier: Walk out the front door and
select a bike--our bellmen can help choose one just right for your
height and adjust the seat for you, and they've even been known to
teach kids to ride bikes. Pedal past the par-3 greens and
onto gracious King Carter Drive and you're on your way to explore
shops, galleries, history, epicurean treats and just cycling around
the sweet town of Irvington.
Groups may participate in a four-hour "Wheels & Wine" tour
which includes a wicker picnic basket and seeing a bit of the
Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail. Leisure guests may sign up for guided bicycle
tours led by a local historian. And any guest may grab a
bike and go for a ride whenever they please.