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Exploring The World On Skates (Plus A Chance To Win A Free Skate Vacation!)

Did you know skaters like you have been traveling the world on skate vacations for over twenty years?  These travelers have been exploring destinations such as Mallorca, France, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Florida, Alaska, Idaho, and Quebec.

Back in 1997,  Allan Wright decided to quit his job and follow his passion by creating, Zephyr Adventures, the world’s first inline skating tour company. And though they’ve added other activities to our trip offerings such as hiking, biking, and kayaking, inline skating still has their hearts. Zephyr offers one or two skate tours on our schedule each year and have a fun-loving group of skating alumni that travel again and again.

Zephyr firmly believes that the best way to see the world is to experience it first hand – whether that be on skates, on bicycle wheels, in a paddle-powered boat, or on your own two feet.

Zephyr loves sharing these unique experiences with others which is why they’re giving away one free spot on a 2020 Zephyr Adventures’ skating tour (worth up to $3,000, does not include airfare). To enter, come see us at our booth at the Expo on race weekend.

Additionally, you can join us for two fun skate clinics, led by veteran Zephyr skate guides:

  • Jose Bordas, current US record holder in the 300 meters and former member of Team USA, will be hosting an effective sprinting clinic at 5:30pm on Friday/Saturday at the NSIM Finish Line.
  • Andrea Franklin, professional inline skating coach and former skater for the  World Skating League, to host a skates-on braking clinic at 7pm on Friday/Saturday at the DECC Door 8 Skatepark.

And finally, we’ll be kicking off the inaugural Friday Night Skate at 7:30pm – we hope to see you there!

Have questions about our tours? Give us a call at 888-758-8687 or shoot us an email at