No matter what type of trip you are planning, the conclusion needs to be as good as the beginning and the entire journey. Whether you are planning a trip with friends for a weekend or an entire week, or organizing a work type trip, you need to finish strong. The end of trip facilities are just as important as the beginning and middle.
Planning a trip for cyclists can be fun as well as challenging. You need to consider the number of people participating in the trip, the weather, the route, and the level of ability of the collective group. One of the most important issues for such a trip is what the participants’ needs are going to be before, during, and after the trip.
Before The Trip
Of course, there is plenty to do before a trip of any kind. Mapping out what the trip will entail, as well as what is expected and needed by each participant, would be helpful for all. You want everyone to come prepared, but just in case, it is always good to have a box of miscellaneous items as backup for someone that may have forgotten to pack an essential. In the case of a cycling trip, extra equipment for a bicycle would be ideal.
Printing copies of everyone’s contact numbers, as well as emergency contacts, can prove useful in an emergency. Even for a trip that is going to be stationed in a central location for the duration, it is best to be safe than sorry.
Places to eat and activities would also come in handy during a trip, especially a cycling trip in which not everyone knows the landscape and what is available. Be sure to include prices and times of service.
You may want to create a swag bag with various items a person in your group would need or want during your outing. This is always a popular gift or a way to say thank you for participating. Many companies have items with their logos on them and are willing to give you enough for your group as a promotional item. Matching t-shirts are also a nice touch.
During The Trip
Depending on how long and where the trip is to take place, there should be a schedule for each participant to follow. Obviously, there should be built in time for exploring on their own, or shopping, or whatever the participants may want to do away from the group. Planning every minute of a trip is not necessary for adults. You will find they are more productive and willing to cooperate during the major events if they are given time to relax and be on their own.
The End of The Trip
When it concludes a trip, you need to finish strong, hoping everyone had a good time and enjoyed themselves. A cycling trip can finish strong by the end of trip facilities. This would be a specifically designed place where everyone can meet, get cleaned up, and prepare for their drive home. With cycling, it would be nice to shower and get organized before returning home.