So, what do we eat on FreeWheel? A little bit of everything and whatever you’d like. The cost of meals is not included in your registration fee, with the exception of dinner on Friday night, which is included as part of the End-of-Trail celebration. Reasonably priced meals are provided for breakfast and dinner in all of the host communities. And we generally arrange for a community along the route to provide lunch unless there is a wide selection of eateries a bit beyond the mid-point of a day’s ride.
Breakfast – Each host community is asked to provide a breakfast of some sort starting at 5:00am. This could be anything from pancakes, to biscuits and gravy, to oatmeal and fruit, to all of the above. Cost for breakfast generally runs $5.00 to $8.00.
Lunch – We generally arrange for a community along our route to provide a lunch meal, though you may be eating “lunch” at 9:30 or 10am. We try to pick a spot a little beyond half-way for the day, around 40 miles or so. Lunch prices are generally in the $5.00 to $8.00 range. Note that we may not pre-arrange a lunch stop if there are a number of dining choices available along a particular day’s route at a distance near where we would otherwise have arranged to have a community provide a meal.
Evening meal – The host community will have an evening meal for riders that will be in the $6.00 to $12.00 range. Or you’re welcome to partake of local cafes and restaurants.
Meals provided by communities along the way are most often prepared by civic, school, or church groups. There are also, in most communities, local cafes and restaurants that welcome FreeWheel riders whole-heartedly.
One thing is absolutely certain; you will NOT go hungry. And don’t plan to lose weight on FreeWheel. It Just ain’t gonna happen!