I just moved to Pennsylvania from Wyoming. We didn't have ticks out there. From what I understand illnesses from ticks are quite bad in this part of the northeast particularly lyme disease. I found a tick on me today after my ride. Seeing how I don't want to totally cover myself up when its hot out. I'm looking for a way to repel ticks when I'm riding. All i have been able to find is soaking my clothes in chemicals. I am a little afraid to try this because I am afraid I'm going to have a reaction to it. But if its the only way I might have to.