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niche market [noun] Definition: A small area of trade within the economy, often involving specialized (=unusual and made for a few people) products.

Our niche is custom bike trips in California and Oregon. We’re not for everyone but, if you like flexibility, options, independence and personalized service, we’ll likely suit you. The table below helps explain the difference between our trips and those of more traditional bike tour companies

Bike Trip Design

-- LifeCycle Adventures --Other Bike Tour Companies
FeatureSelf-GuidedPrivate GroupsScheduled
Groups
You choose the datesYesYesNoNo
Group sizeJust YouJust your groupTypically 8 but never more than 12From 12 to 24
AccomodationYes
You choose from a range of accomodation
Yes
You choose from a range of accomodation
Yes
You choose from a range of accomodation
Yes
But no choice
Daily Route OptionsYesYesYesYes
Towns for overnight stops tailored to
your tastes and how much you want to
ride each day
YesYesNoNo

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Guiding & Logistics

-- LifeCycle Adventures --Other Bike Tour Companies
FeatureSelf-GuidedPrivate GroupsScheduled Groups
Transfer from and back to your gateway city. e.g. San Francisco to PortlandYesYesYesNo
Luggage transported between lodgingsYesYesYesYes
Detailed guidebook (see Guidebooks & Maps)YesNo
Maps & directions only
No
Maps & directions only
No
Maps & directions only
Guide travels with youNo
Guide available by phone as needed
YesYesYes
Daily ride briefingsNo
Daily contact via phone or text
YesYesYes
On-bike guideNoYes
If wanted
YesYes
Van support with a mechanicYes
Available via phone as needed
Yes
Sweeping route
Yes
Sweeping route
Yes
Sweeping route

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Food & Drink

-- LifeCycle Adventures --Other Bike Tour Companies
FeatureSelf-GuidedPrivate GroupsScheduled
Groups
BreakfastYesYesYesSome
LunchNoYes
As many as wanted
NoSome
Typically 2 or 3 out of 6
DinnerNoYes
As many as wanted
Yes
4 out of 5 nights
Yes
3 or 4 nights out of 5
AlcoholNoNoNoVaries

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Other

-- LifeCycle Adventures --Other Bike Tour Companies
FeatureSelf-GuidedPrivate GroupsScheduled Groups
Other ActivitesNoYes
As wanted
Yes
Select from list
No
BikesNo
We rent road bikes & hybrids
Yes
Choice of road bikes or hybrids
Yes
Hybrid but can upgrade to road bike
Varies

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