Here's what our guests say about our trips:
"It was the best vacation I ever had! :~) "
Carol especially liked:
"The food! The company and not having to set up our tents. The cool air and beautiful scenery, especially the redwoods"
Carol Luckey ~ Jackson, TN
Country Spokes 6 Day Sampler, 2001
". . . Looking back on my experiences with Country Spokes, I'd say the versatility of your trips is pretty remarkable. You've accommodated me alone, with a friend, with my family (including teenage daughters) and with my gang of long-time buddies. Each time was a success. Your formula for a great experience is definitely tried and true."
Randy Manley ~ Orinda, CA
MP Coastal Redwoods, 2001 et al
Thanks again for a great weekend. The ride was beautiful and fun. Robert is great to ride with and Joe was always right there. As always the food was fabulous! You guys just have the most amazing menus. One of these days I'm going to have to try the poached salmon myself. It is sooo good. Jill as usual is the perfect hostess, sets up a great camp with wondeful ambience. Can't wait till next year.
See you soon,
Steve & Kathy Smith ~ Walnut Creek, CA
American Litho Custom Trip #5, 2001
Hi Jill and Joe,
First of all, thanks for yet another excellent weekend!!!! I love going
on your trips so much. (Maybe I can work for you guys when I'm older!)
Anyway, I'm writing to get the Ginger Carrot Soup recipe and the recipe for
the Meringue Cookies we had on the last night. So just email me back
whenever you get the chance. Thanks a lot!
Mira R. ~ Orinda, CA
Russian River, 2001
"Thank you for the great camping & cycling party. David and I loved the food, the rides and the atmosphere. We are looking forward to our next trip with you."
Lisa & David Futch ~ Granite Bay, CA
Sonoma Valley, 2001
"Just LOVE you guys - everything is so well done, always with a smile - The food was incredible (as usual)!"
Kristin Davis ~ Menlo Park, CA
Folsom Lake, 2001
"I was really impressed with the overall organization of the weekend, the great food, nice people and relaxed atmosphere... A perfect weekend in every way!"
Fran Palumbo ~ San Francisco, CA
Delta Waterways, 2000
"I just got back from a great trip put on by Country Spokes. I did the Delta Tour and I have made plans to go on the Death Valley Tour in March as well.
The food was fantastic, the service was excellent and I didn't have to do anything but ride and eat! That is my kind of vacation!
There were mileage options on both days for 20 to 50 miles and lots of choices in between. The route sheets were very easy to read and Joe was never far away with the van and snacks and water!"
Diane Brown - San Diego, CA
Delta Waterways, 2000
"We had a wonderful time on the trip last weekend. Beautiful scenery, wonderful people and as always great food and service.
Pam Korte - Sacramento, CA
"You guys rock!! Nothing -- absolutely nothing was present that I didn't like!
I was totally impressed by your attentiveness and caring -- That you went ahead and did the trip for us, even though there were only four of us. And ESPECIALLY impressive was Joe's miracle moment drive by PRECISELY at the moment my crank broke and I needed a new bike... You guys are tuned in!!!
The food, of course-- You probably hear this ALL the time -- was KILLER. Thank you. Thank you. I'd do this again in a New York minute!
Rachel Steinberg - Mill Valley, CA
Pescadero, May 2000
"I felt welcome from the start, and really felt as if I'd made new friends by the end of the weekend - It was fabulous - However, due to your great food, I think I gained a pound or two."
Jody Scott - San Jose, CA
Russian River, June 2000
"Thanks again for the wonderful weekend in the Russian River Valley. I had my doubts and reservations about showing up "on my own" for the trip, but your warmth and hospitality put me at ease right away. Thank You! You guys are great!!!"
Lee Ann Lambirth ~ Yuba City, CA
(Russian River, June 2000)
"You guys are a class act! I felt cared for and was continually surprised by how many steps you were ahead of me in preparedness and forethought.
Most of all, you two seemed to be having as much fun as we were. I think this is called indulgence without guilt... I can't wait till my next ride with you."
Suzanne Michalik ~ San Francisco, CA
(Russian River, June 2000)
"... Thank you both very much for another wonderful biking weekend. Just when I think you can't top yourself, you go and provide even better hors d'oeuvres, dinners and desserts. We had a great time at the campsite and the bike routes were beautiful. Thanks for so many happy memories."
Dale & Diana Rodgers ~ Orinda, CA
(Healdsburg custom tour, May 2000)
"... I'm still in the afterglow (so to speak) of the bike trip. I really enjoyed you two, the wonderful food, the biking and camping, the group and the conversations. See you next spring or summer."
Gayle Flanagan ~ Foster City, CA
(Wine Country '95, Lake Tahoe '96, Pt Reyes '96, Santa Cruz '97, Delta '98, Sonoma '99)
"Everything was perfect! Such luxurious camping! It was great not having to set up the tent and what a treat to have a massage scheduled after a day of riding. It was like being at a spa!"
Susan Jackson ~ Newark, CA
(Capitola Santa Cruz '99)
"Your attentiveness, concern for our safety and love of what you do are the something extra which separates your tours from the rest."
Peter Commette ~ Ft. Lauderdale, FL
"The food was terrific and the camping was trouble-free. A testament to your management and planning. The personal involvement of you, the owners is priceless. I had a great time."
Patricia Shovlin ~ El Sobrante, CA
(Death Valley '99)
"Kent and I enjoyed every minute of our weekend adventure. You all do a great job."
We loved your company, the food was fabulous, the B&B was very special, massages were terrific, bike routes were awesome. Can you ever have too much fun?"
Patti Andersen ~ MIll Valley, CA
(Napa Valley '99)
"We loved the attention to detail, and how comfortable you made us feel. We felt special and pampered."
Caroline Amerian ~ San Jose, CA
(Alexander Valley '99, Pescadero '99)
"Great food; very well organized itinerary; but best of all, 2 over-indulgent "parents," Jill & Joe, to take care of our every need! The weekend surpassed our expectations. We'll be a part of the Country Spokes family for a long time!"
Sue Matthews & Rich Schonka ~ San Jose, CA
(Alexander Valley '99)
"I want to thank you folks at Country Spokes for a weekend that has far
surpassed any of my four star hotel stays in the category of gracious
hospitality and exeptional customer service. I have now lived to see the
day when a camping trip could be so luxurious, and a bike ride so well
organized that I felt safe, able to relax, and extremely pampered. Your
attention to detail was outstanding. "
Teresa Callen ~ Menlo Park, CA
(Delta Waterways '99)
"AWESOME! Ben & I had a blast last weekend. Your rides are so well organized... Save a spot for us next year, and FAX me a crab cake if you get a chance..."
Mark Hoyt ~ Scottsdale, AZ
(Santa Cruz '99,Pt. Reyes '98,Pescadero '97 )
"We had a great time! The routes were beautiful with just the right amount of challenge... The best part was how accommodating, friendly, warm & attentive you were. It was an extra special touch to a wonderful trip."
Marty & Anne Horn ~ Wilmette, IL
(Death Valley 5 Day '99, Wine Country 5 Day '98)
"Thanks again for a wonderful trip. I had a great time. You sure do know how to do things right, from the planning, to the beautiful setting, to the exquisite and plentiful food. I thought you were the perfect hosts."
Peg McCool ~ Oakland, CA
(Pescadero '97 & Wine Country '97, Delta '99)