How do Backroads Trip Leaders support the biking and/or hiking routes?

Backroads provides unparalleled support. On biking routes, one leader drives the support van, sweeping the route several times during the day and providing lifts and assistance to guests as needed. Another leader rides the route, roving between cyclists traveling at different speeds. On hiking routes, one leader usually takes the lead while the other sets a slower pace toward the back of the group. The amount of van support depends on the location of the routes and the number of guests. On trips with kayaking and rafting excursions, leaders typically team up with an experienced local guide to give you support and instruction.