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Contents: Tours (1)
All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.
|With the Lafayette Riders in France
tour started July 2006, submitted 10 August 2006
language: en, fr
This bike trip in France, from Metz to Nice in July 2006, was our annual club event.
The Lafayette Riders (Cavaliers) started in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France, where a cardiologist noted the poor condition of the miners and determined to do something about it. Bicycles seemed the answer. Eventually, the mining group encountered American riders and it was decided to form a group with the Marquis de Lafayette being the symbol of enduring Franco-American friendship.
The Lafayette Riders alternate between France and the United States each year, and next year (2007) the club will get together in northern California.