For cyclists in the less temperate zones of North America, reality is starting to set in. Winter is coming; not much you can do about it. Time to check the winter clothing stock, maybe replace those over-worn booties. Or fill in that glove “gap” with that pair you’ve always needed for the 38-45F temperature range on a calm day. Replace the worn roller belt or upgrade your trainer. Riding indoors….ugh.
But for motivating through the dark days and indoor sweat-sessions, there’s nothing like a sun-filled cycling vacation on the distant horizon. And for us, there’s no cycling escape better than Guadeloupe in the French Caribbean.
The weather? The daily high is in the low 80s, the evening low in the upper 60s. It doesn’t change. Trade winds in the morning. Always. Tropical showers at random.
The roads? Like France. Except there are no signs anywhere at all. Just ribbons of nice pavement winding through cane-fields, leading you who knows where.
Cycling culture? It’s the number one sport on Guadeloupe. There’s nothing like sweating up a hill and having a middle-aged island woman yell encouragement while waving her machete at you. Really.
Bikes and beaches? Of course.
The Tour de France’s 100th year has now come and gone. It’s hard to believe, but 2014 brings us to our own 25th anniversary with the world’s biggest bike race. Over the years, we’ve continually improved our travel programs. Our style and focus has evolved as well. The goal has, however, remained the same: to [...]
Classic Mini in ride support mode
Since our company started twenty-five years ago (25!), we’ve managed travel, cycling, and hospitality programs for groups ranging from one to 200. Our guests have enjoyed unparallelled experiences at events like Paris-Roubaix, the Tour, and the Giro. We’ve helped cyclists tackle the toughest terrain, from cobbles to classic climbs. [...]
Running from August 19-25, Colorado’s USA Pro Challenge is a great post-Tour de France showcase for July’s top performing pro cyclists. With many of the top American riders already confirmed, U.S. fans are hoping to see Sky Pro Cycling bring Tour champion Chris Froome and top teammate Richie Porte. Cannondale’s Peter Sagan is another hopeful, [...]
Frischkorn on Tour de France climb
We helped host a small pro team training camp way back in the day, must have been around 2005. The guys stayed on the outskirts of Malaucène at a friend’s farm near our French HQ.
Though the team later morphed into a top-level squad, at the time it was mostly [...]