In 2014- we're celebrating 21 years of hosting bike tours in the U.S. and 11 years in one of our "other" favorite countries- The Netherlands!
Our involvement in the cycling community began back in the 80's when we started leading rides for our local bike club and soonafter were elected into leadership of the 2,000 member organization.
Also during this time, we found the delight in travel "on two wheels" logging thousands of miles traveling the world on our bicycles.
In our desire to share this experience with others we started to create and host cycling events and trips, and before we knew it, our volunteer efforts evolved into our labor of love - Bike and the Like!
Since then, we have conducted over 350 week-long tours, constantly fine-tuning to provide the most rewarding experience for our cyclists.
People ask us all the time, "Why are your trip prices so low?" Well, simply stated, we are cycling advocates. Our mission has always been to promote cycling and travel by bike and make a deluxe trip — personal hosting and great support, quality lodging, and terrific meals — available to everyone at a reasonable price.
Our mission is to promote cycling and travel by bike and make a deluxe trip available to everyone at a reasonable price.
If your cycling vacation with us has been fun and memorable then we've accomplished our mission!
We have fun maintaining a small husband and wife-run business, where we are "hands-on" in all phases, operate on a small profit margin and keep our overhead costs to a minimum. The savings are passed on to you.
We have been a League of American Bicyclists Advocacy Group for over 15 years and volunteer and raise money for bicycling and environmental issues in the areas where we host tours.
We are also members of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association, which works to maintain higher standards in the bicycle touring industry.
We are proud sponsors of Bike Maryland-the voice for cyclists in our home state of Maryland and dedicate our GAP Great Allegheny Passage and C and O Bicycle Tour in the spirit of advocacy.
Your Hosts and Ride Leaders
We host each trip AND along with friend, Francien van der Lee, who assists us as guide on our Bike and Barge trips, are your daily ride leaders. It's a privilege getting to know our cyclists personally and welcoming them into the Bike and the Like Family.
Our greatest compliment is a kind referral from one of our satisfied cyclists, and even more, when our Bike and the Likers come back again to join us on another trip.
Our Approach to Bicycle Touring
"Nooks and crannies" — that's our approach to touring, and we try to create routes that entice cyclists to pace their day and stop to enjoy the sights.
We love motivating the recreational cyclist who aspires to get out there for their first weekend or multi-day tour!
It's a privilege getting to know our cyclists and welcoming them into the Bike and the Like family.
~ Roger & Suzie Knable
Get In Touch!
We try to relay as much trip information as possible on our website to get you excited about your travel plans yet not confuse you with too many details.
Please contact us: to join our e-mail list that keeps you posted on upcoming tours, to ask a question about one of our trips or if you need information about cycling in general. We truly enjoy hearing from you — and welcome ANY questions!
If you have a group or organization that is interested in a custom tour, we can tailor most of our trips to fit your time frame, interests, energy, and budget.
Hope to meet you on one of our trips!
Meet Your Hosts
Roger and Suzie Knable-our greatest delight is hosting and leading YOUR memorable cycling vacation. More»