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Coming Up : Whitefish Mountain Bike Camp

The Cycling House is really looking forward to our August Mountain Bike Camp in Whitefish Montana. The dates are the 24th-29th of August, and the trip is a perfect opportunity to rip some trail in Glacier National Park’s backyard (yes, there is a good chance you will see snow in August). We’ll be doing classic Whitefish rides on this trip such as: The Whitefish Trail and Big Mountain, but bring your running shoes if you’re into that, because there will be ample opportunity for exploring and trail running as well.

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In recent years, Montana has begun to pop up on the radar of mountain bikers, and Whitefish has become a major destination. We’re so pleased to be able to offer this camp in this beautiful place. With delicous catered meals and  a house minutes away from the trail system, our goal is to allow you to eat, sleep and ride for a week. We’re looking to fill the last few spots on this trip, so we’re offering $200 off the the sticker price for this trip. Come ride trail with us in Whitefish for $1,595!

MOUNTAIN BIKE TRIPs - Cycling House

 

To sign up for this trip give us a call at 406-219-1318, or fill out our reservation form. The cost to hold your spot is $795.50. There is also an camping and non-rider rate. Dogs are welcome at this venue!

The Cycling House & BH Bikes

The Cycling  House is so happy to offer BH Bikes. We have loved these bikes for years, and are stoked to have a chance to offer them in our 2014 lineup. They have always been at the forefront of  cycling technology, and are proud  to leverage their deep history of bicycle innovation with modern obsession of research, engineering, design and development.

BH Ultralight RC

BH Ultralight RC

BH has great variety in their lineup, so you’re sure to find the perfect bike for your cycling and tri needs.  Here’s the rundown:

• 2013 BH Ultralight RC: Comfortable for long rides, great first racer.
• 2013 BH Prisma RC: Perfect one quiver bike for the active athlete. 
• 2014 BH Quartz: The best all around bike on our site.
• 2014 BH Quartz Womens: Women’s specific geometry on a carbon stead. 
• 2014 BH RX Team: Best carbon cross bike on the market.

 

We also have 2013 bikes on sale! Give us a call at 406-219-1318 or email us at info@thecyclinghouse.com

 

Glacier and Whitefish/ The Crown of the Continent

Going to the Sun Highway is one of the best cycling rides in the country. Photo by Tom Robertson

Going to the Sun Highway is one of the best cycling rides in the country. Photo by Tom Robertson

You probably know by know that The Cycling House is based out of Montana, and we love our state oh so much. There’s no denying that one of the crown jewels of Montana is Glacier National Park, located in the Northwester sector of Montana and straddling the border of the US and Canada. Often referred to as “The Crown of the Continent,” Glacier encompasses over 1 million acres and includes parts of two mountain ranges, over 130 named lakes, more than 1,000 different species of plants, and hundreds of species of animals. 

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Coming up this summer we’re offering two scenic rides in the Whitefish/Glacier area. Our first is our Montana Mountain Bike Camp in Whitefish, from August 24th through 29th. This super-fun camp will take place at the Whitefish Bike Retreat; a dedicated cycling facility located on more than 19 acres of wilderness adjacent to the Whitefish Trail network. We’ll spend the week enjoying challenging climbs, sweet descents, and all that the magical town of Whitefish has to offer. Whitefish is full of everything a cyclist could ever hope for including great espresso/bike shop combos at Great Northern Cycles, delicious beer at the Great Northern Brewing Company, and the all-important Sweet Peaks Ice Cream Shop (best.ice-cream.ever).

Riding around St. Mary's Lake in Glacier National Park.  Photo by Tom Robertson

Riding around St. Mary’s Lake in Glacier National Park. Photo by Tom Robertson

In September we’re so excited to offer our Glacier Loop from the 2nd through the 8th. Glacier National Park is such a special place, and we feel so honored to be able to offer this tour with two guides who grew up in nearby Whitefish, and two guides who have worked full seasons in the park. Our mileage on this ride will be between 30 and 50 miles, leaving us plenty of time in the afternoon for hiking and exploring on Glacier’s more than 700 miles of trails. We’ll be staying in hotels, modern cabins and lodges, and all meals are included. This is a fantastic opportunity to see one of the most beautiful spots in the world from your bicycle saddle!

Signing up for these trips is easy! Just go to TRIP RESERVATIONS or give us a call to make your $500 deposit. Come ride with us in Montana!

 

New Staff Introduction: Camp Coordinator Sarah Raz

I’d like to introduce myself as the latest member of  The Cycling House Team. My name is Sarah, and I’m the Camp Coordinator, which basically means call me anytime about questions you might have about upcoming or past trips, logistics questions as you are planning your trip, or if you just want to talk about a good ride you had :-)


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I’m from Virginia originally but I moved out to Montana for the mountains about 10 years ago and in my spare time I like to cook, drink coffee, run, ski, and of course, ride bikes. I usually measure exciting times in my life by which ride I was on when they happened. For example:

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Two years ago, I got engaged on a mountain bike trip in Baja.

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My fiance Josh and I decided to test our commitment before we got married by taking a 4 month bike trip from Alaska to Mexico via the Great Divide.

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We decided it was worth the plunge and got married in a bike-y ceremony last summer.

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I’m looking forward to seeing which rides I go on with you and The Cycling House!

Photos by Josh Tack

 

Montana Hell Ride – Registration Open

Registration is now open for the First Annual Montana Hell Ride.  Click here sign up on the early bird special of $110

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Cycling House Trips – 2014-15 Lineup

Cycling House StaffThis is our company and we love what we do. We’ve been providing the Ultimate Cycling Trip Experience since 2005.  We are passionate about delivering an unforgettable experience to our guests.

 

 

 

Glacier National Park Cycling Tour

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK TOUR

Cycling Trip Through Glacier National Park | September 2014 | $1995 | Check It Out Here

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Tour de Montana

Tour de Montana Cycling Trip

Point-to-Point Camping Tour through Montana  |  July 2014  |  $1395 | Check It Out Here

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Tucson, Arizona Winter Cycling & Triathlon Camps

TUCSON, AZ winter cycling trip

Cycling & Triathlon Warm Winter Training Camp | January – April, 2015 | $1795-$1995 | Check It Out Here

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Mountain Bike Trips

MOUNTAIN BIKE TRIPs - Cycling House

Whitefish, MT Endless Single Track | June & August, 2014 | $1795 | Check It Out Here

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Mallorca, Spain Cycling Trip

Spain Cycling Trip

All-inclusive European Trip | Chef Prepared Food | Stunning Rides | May 2014 | Check It Out Here


 

French Alps

CYCLING HOUSE Trip FRANCE

 Epic Cycling and Climbing | Annecy, France | September 2015 |

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Provence France

Provence France Cycling Trip

Provence, France | Mont Ventoux | June 2015 | All-inclusive European Cycling Trip |

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Montana Hell Ride – A One Day Epic Cycling Event

Montana Hell Ride - Montana Gran Fondo

 

145 Miles | 10,600 Feet of Climbing | 50% Dirt Road | “The Last Best Ride” | Learn More Here

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This is our company , we love what we do. We look forward to riding bikes with you soon!

Call us anytime at 406-219-1318

Cycling House Staff

Montana Hell Ride

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September 27th

- Registration opens May 19th

- One day, timed classic

- 50/50 dirt and pavement

- Team and individual competitions (can compete in both)

- 5 aid stations

- 5 KOM/QOM Strava competitions

- $110 Early Bird Special if you register by July 1st.  Full rate of $135 after July 1st.

website, contact shaun@thecyclinghouse.com

NEW – Glacier National Park Cycling Trip

Whitefish, MT | Glacier National Park Loop | September 2-8, September 17-23, 2014 | $1995

Montana has intrigued adventurous individuals for many years; its snow capped mountains, rugged terrain, wildlife and small population contribute to the old west appeal. In the winter, skiers have traveled to Montana to escape the long lift lines and found champagne powder, amazing terrain and great people.

Riding around St. Mary's Lake in Glacier National Park.  Photo by Tom Robertson

Riding around St. Mary’s Lake in Glacier National Park. Photo by Tom Robertson

Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park is one of the best rides in America. What most people don’t know is the 200+ miles of road on the perimeter of the park is just as spectacular. On the Glacier Loop we will be combining Going to the Sun Road with our favorite local ride and turning it into the Glacier Loop. 40 miles per day, allowing for off the bike hiking, running, and exploring in the “Crown of the Continent”. We will have four guides on the trip. Two of the guides grew up in nearby Whitefish, MT and the other two guides have spent full seasons working in the park. We are offering two date ranges for 2014 with a max of 15 people per trip. Families, couples, and singles all welcome.

Cycling House Glacier National Park

All-Inclusive road bike tour

  • Hotels, Cabins and Lodges
  • Professionally Guided & Supported Rides
  • Rides Include: Going to the Sun Road, Many Glacier
  • 7 Days, 6 Nights
  • Breakfast and dinner at restaurants, lunch on the road
  • Afternoon Trail Run & Hiking Options
  • Bike Assembly & Break Down
  • Bike Rentals Available (+$)
  • 40 miles per day, last day is 84 miles!

Contact Us To Book Now! – Call 406-219-1318

Going to the Sun Highway is one of the best rides in the country.  Photo by Tom Robertson

Going to the Sun Highway is one of the best rides in the country. Photo by Tom Robertson

Cycling House Featured in New York Times

Our upcoming Mallorca (Majorca) trips were recently featured in a New York Times article by Rachel Lee Harris. Her article does a great job at explaining what we do at The Cycling House and what our guests can expect when joining us on an awesome cycling experience.

MALLORCA CYCLING TOUR

Our Mallorca trips are quickly approaching with just a few spots remaining. Our first trip starts on May 2nd and we’ll run trips all the way into June. Checkout the Majorca trip page for more information. Call us at 406-370-7601 or email us to learn more about our trips.

Cycling House Staff are always up for a good time

Cycling House Staff are always up for a good time

Interesting note. The article uses the english version of the island’s name, Majorca. Both spellings are correct and Mallorca (the version we normally use) is the spanish way of spelling the island’s name.

Mallorca Cycling Camp

Majorca Cycling Trip at The Cycling House

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A Few Words From Our Scholarship Recipient

By Daniel Holmdahl

I want to share some episodes with you from my experience as the scholarship recipient for the Cycling House’s scholarship program.

As any cyclist who aspires to race well but who also has a job or an academic commitment knows, time is the major constraint to how much training you can fit in your life. Add several inches of snow; temperatures well below zero, an eight week sick-period due to a compressed vertebra, and you have a good estimate of the starting point for my pre-season training block.

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I am the president of the Dartmouth College Cycling Team. This is my last year of collegiate racing, and my fourth year racing on a bike. I applied for the Cycling House (TCH) scholarship, not to get ahead of my competition, but to be on par with the other racers in the men’s A category, once the season gets rolling in March. Having just returned from a hard ride on familiar New England roads and Strava segments, I have reason to believe my visit to the Cycling House in Tucson did the trick.

My favorite ride of the week was Saguaro National Park

My favorite ride of the week was Saguaro National Park

My time at TCH was in one word, fabulous. I’ve never felt more pro in my life. I woke up every morning to an espresso machine ready to caffeinate me until steam started seeping from my ears, homemade granola made with love, a washed and folded kit, a tuned bike, and a planned route for the day. What is not to love?

During the rides with TCH there was something for everyone. Although I was among the faster ones in the group, the staff did a great job keeping the group together or providing alternative routes for faster and slower riders. Despite a wide spectrum of abilities there was a strong sense of community during and after the rides. This community feeling was further enhanced by the accommodations in the house. By sharing a house and eating together I got to know other campers and the staff in a very informal and relaxed way. This was a great way to exchange experiences and grow as a cyclist also while off the bike.

We had a crew that loved to ride but more importantly loved to have fun!

We had a crew that loved to ride but more importantly loved to have fun!

My favorite ride (yes, Mt. Lemmon was great, too) was probably this little loop inside Saguaro National Park. The staff described it as MTB for a road bike, and it is nothing less. An amazingly twisty and rolling loop with one-way traffic where you can speed by cactuses at 30+ mph. I’m sure this will do me well during the many criterium races this spring.

Our group at The Cycling House

Our group at The Cycling House

Although the rides were beautiful and the weather was everything I could have hoped for, two things that really stood out to me were the staff and the food. Never have I ever met such a friendly group of people that are 100% committed to make my time as great as possible and to let me to focus on nothing but my training. They even took out my plate after dinner! And what dinners! Zander was the cook in charge while I visited, and with each and every meal he hit the bulls eye of my taste buds. Everything was made from scratch and tasted of heaven.

Now that I’m back in the New Hampshire cold with only dull campus food to fuel my engine it is hard not to let the mind wander back to the sunny days in Tucson. If I ever get the chance again, I will not only let my mind wander back but take my body and bike with me, because this is something worth coming back for!

Another beautiful sunset at The Cycling House in Tucson

Another beautiful sunset at The Cycling House in Tucson

Before signing off, I would like to thank the Cycling House for giving me this opportunity. Second to time and weather, money is a major limitation to the training and racing of collegiate cyclists. Few schools provide economic support for cycling, as it remains a club sport in most places. My team and I are working hard to lower the financial barrier to the sport through solicitation letters and sponsorship deals. If it weren’t for the generosity of the American cycling community I would not be where I am today. Thank you, all of you! – Dartmouth Daniel