Easy Rider

Far from just a pedal fest, bike trips are loaded with luxuries to keep you happy in the saddle

Most biking enthusiasts sign up for a tour to meet new people, spend time outdoors and give themselves a daily workout along the way. That's what Sally Summerell, 78, was looking forward to when she anted up for a seven-day ride through Bryce Canyon and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon last September. She just had one big (albeit strange) concern: weight gain. "It's hard to believe you could gain weight on a strenuous biking trip," says Summerell, a clinical psychologist from Plattsburgh, N.Y., "but the meals are so wonderful--multicourses, lots of wine, great desserts--that I actually did come home...

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