Thank you so very much Richard and Rui for such an amazing experience.
We booked the 8 day tour starting in Albuquerque and ending in Los Angeles, limited for time this was the best option, if you have the available time do the full Chicago to LA route.
Our tour leader Richard is to be praised at all levels, from safety consciousness to going the extra mile to give us a fantastic drive through the route. A special thanks to Rui, the fact that he could master a few other languages certainly help a few of our fellow riders, he was as well very attentive and professional showing care and diligence on everything on our tour.
During this tour we were very lucky, what a team, the guys we joined in Santa Fé that had already done half the way just made us feel immediately part of the group: UK, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, Portugal, Brasil... we loved riding with all of you guys.
Last but not least, thank you Eaglerider for listening to your clients, I was very apprehensive when found out that we were going to stay in the same hotel previous riders had raised serious concerns previously, however, shortly into the tour we realized that you had acted promptly on that and changed the hotel. That sows care and due diligence making sure we actually had an experience of a lifetime.
For all the above we have no problems recommending Richard, Rui and in fact Eaglerider for this tour.
Thank you very much to all and... ride safe!
Silvia and Carlos
The trip was a milestone birthday present to my wife Roxanne. We had planned this a year in advance and were eagerly anticipating the experience. I had heard of Eagle Riders when I was traveling Route 66 with my son by car 3-years ago.
The experience exceeded all expectations we had and Steve was an excellent leader for our group. Specifically, Steve was calm and collected during the entire 2870 miles of the trail. His experience prior to his role here made him well suited to support a band of misfits on an adventure. Steve has an uncanny ability to work across cultural boundaries. We were the only Americans on the trip and he made sure we were just as satisfied as our European and NZ partners.
Steve was flexible with the group. He could read the group well. An example of this was on a few occasions we changed the route or changed the stops to accommodate either fatigued riders or to see a unique part of the road otherwise not on the agenda. This made the trip very personalized.
He helped fuel my need for exotic coffee stops and was genially fun to hang around with for 15-days.
Steve also demonstrated superior riding skills that impressed even the most hardened riders. While we had mechanical and tire issues now one was without a bike the entire trip.
The experience has given us the bug to do another tour with Eagle Riders.
I also want to add that Will (our van driver) was superb. Our windshields were cleaned every morning, our bags were always accessible, he made sure we were hydrated (this was a lifesaver), and made sure we stayed cool and safe. He was very safety conscience thus likely saving us from ourselves a few times. He was humorous and while he stayed to himself most of the trip he did on occasion make time to hang out with us so we could get to know him better.
Many thanks for the experience and I hope this makes it to Steve and Will.
My husband and I were on the Route 66 Tour that started May 19 from Chicago, each being a rider. We had an epic trip! Our tour guide, or as we called him our trail boss, was Steve Feather. He was instrumental in making our trip so awesome!!
My over all impression of Steve is that he is always "calm, collected and caring." Thru flat tires, breakdowns, people missing a turn off or a couple close calls he kept calm, completely professional and effectively handling each situation. I felt extremely safe because of his firemen/paramedic/swat team background and secure in the fact he would be able to successfully manage any emergency that may occur. His motorcycle skills are exemplary and the knowledge of Route 66 is incredible.
Steve was very personable and caring; frequently checking if everyone was ok when we stopped for breaks and made sure to personally chat with each of us frequently during the tour, gathering us into his easygoing friendly demeanor. Any concerns were addressed in a compassionate and timely manner.
We felt very blessed to have such a highly skilled, professional and caring guide for our Route 66 tour! It really was epic! In fact, we will probably be doing the "Canada and Yellowstone Tour" in the next year or two with Steve.
This is short email to let you know how pleased my husband and myself were with our recent Route 66 Tour. The professionalism of the whole team is to be commended. A special mention is needed for our fabulous tour leader (Steve) and back up support (Will). Both men made a fantastic “bucket list” ride into a holiday that was far beyond our expectations. Both men could not have been more helpful in every way. They made us (and the rest of our tour group) feel at home from day 1. Waking up every day in anticipation of what was to come, hearing Steve and those immortal words “Lets go for a ride” and the kindness of them both will stay with us for a long time. We felt like such a family it was hard to say goodbye.
Our trip was so great that we have started planning for the Seattle Tour in 2017. We are planning to do this with Steve as our guide.
Jenny and Carl Eijkman
Eagle rider organization was second to none and our guide Brad and Chris his brother ,who drove the accompanying van were really helpful and friendly with nothing too much trouble . Jane and i were the only ones to join at Santa Fe, the others in the group having started in Chicago.they made us very welcome straight away.
I had an Electra glide which was supremely comfortable for us both and perfect for the long American roads where the enormity of the country and distances never ceased to amaze us .
Your recommendation to stay in Santa Fe was spot on and we thoroughly enjoyed our few days there .
A really great trip and many thanks for your help in organizing it for us.