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Tourmalet Ascent with the Col Collective

Watching others who've gone before you is one of the best ways to whet the appetite for adventure - and this beautifully produced video of climbing the eastern ascent of the Col du Tourmalet made be relive my own ride here several years back, and remind me that I need to get back there again soon. Check it out...

California’s Queen Stage: A PEZ Top Ride

The queen stage of the 2015 Tour of California will be a ball buster of epic proportions, climbing 11,600 feet over just 80 miles from Ontario to the top of Mt. Baldy. I rode the stage a couple years back as part of the L'Etape du California sportif ride, and can assure you this would be at home in any Grand Tour. Here's a closer look at the stage that could decide the 2015 race.

DuVine Launches Epic New Ireland Bike Tour

DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co. – the global leader in premier bicycle vacations – adds Ireland to its European bike tour destinations. The new cycling holiday will take place along the southern Wild Atlantic Way from Dingle to Killarney and will include the most coastal riding available in the region.

France From Inside: Cycling The Pyrenees

France From Inside Tours specializes in cycling holidays in southern France. One of their most popular trips is the epic Conquer the Pyrenees, 12 days riding 1000 miles from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and back, climbing over 94,000 feet. The company owner and lead guide, Allan Reeves, explains how next year’s 6th presentation of this marathon ride unfolds.

PEZ Down Under: Into McLaren Vale by Bike

Photog David Pearce is on the ground for the Tour Down Under, and as an accomplished travel and wine journo, was keen to visit the McLaren Vale region to ride and have a look at some of the roads that will be ridden on stage 4, with the requisite stops for food & drink along the way.

Garda Bike Hotel: The MOVIE!

Here's one of the best travel / cycling / travel for cyclists videos I've seen - and I'm not just saying that because Nicola & Alberto at Garda Bike Hotel are good guys and great hosts. Take a look and see for yourself.

GFNY COZUMEL IS MAKING WAVES

Every week GFNY COZUMEL is coming out with something new and exciting and this week is no exception. This will truly be the First and most EXCITING Gran Fondo in Paradise. We are keeping to our Italian heritage but our Mexican spice is evident in everything we do.

Travel: Scottsdale’s BeSpoke Inn

We do love traveling to exotic locales and riding the famous roads of cycling, but sometimes a trip closer to home is even better. Scotsdale's Bespoke Inn offers owner-run personalized service, a fully equipped bike shop, days of top rides, and nights of delicious dining and drinks.

Roubaix’14: Taking On The Cobbles

On the Friday before the big race Lee Rodgers and the Velo Classic crew hit the cobbles for their own Paris Roubaix for 124 kilometers of torture over the famous Roubaix stones. 18 pavé sections in total and memories to last a lifetime.