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Dreaming of Europe

European Cycling Trip

I’ve spent the past weeks researching our Europe trips, and while I’m still loving the  Montana summer, I’ve been dreaming of Europe 2015. These trips are already starting to fill, so if amazing espresso, fine wines, and epic riding are on your to-do list for 2015, perhaps you should consider a trip to Spain, Italy or France.

Cycling Camp Mallorca Spain

Mallorca, Spain:

From its strong cycling culture to its delicious and fresh seafood, Mallorca is the perfect fit for any cyclist looking for a sunny Mediterranean cycling vacation. From classic climbs such as Sa Calobra and Coll de Soller to visits to the historic and picturesque villages Soller and Deia, Mallorca is a cyclist’s dream come true.

Tuscany, Italy:

Cyclists require just a few things to make them happy: quite roads, long descents, and good espresso. Tuscany has all of these items, plus incredibly beautiful scenery, making it an ideal cycling destination. Known for its fantastic weather and rich history, there is another reason to visit Italy; the wine. Join The Cycling House, Euro Style, as we take in everything Tuscany has to offer.

Provence, France:

Provence is a dream come true for cyclists. The beautiful southeast region of France is known for waving fields of lavender, winding roads through medieval villages, and, of course, some of the most storied portions of Le Tour de France. We’ll create unforgettable memories as we ride through the olive and wine country north of Nyons, enjoy the incredible cycling history and culture, and conquer the “Giant of Provence;” Mont Ventoux.

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The French Alps, France:

There’s no doubt about it: the town of Annecy, in the heart of the French Northern Alps, was bestowed more than her fair share of natural beauty. Jagged, snow capped mountains rise above an almost unbelievably turquoise Lake Annecy, and the Old Town, complete with a medieval castle makes the entire scene daydream-worthy. And that’s without mentioning the incredible cycling! Our routes in the Alps will feature stunning views, challenging climbing, and we’ll have the honor of following in the footsteps of the greats; Hoban, Merckx, and Schleck to name just a few.

Spend your winter training for and dreaming about a summer of riding in Europe. Give us a call or send us an email to sign up for one of our tours. 406-219-1318, or info@thecyclinghouse.com

Cycling House Featured in Chicago Tribune

Our Glacier National Park Tour was recently featured in the Chicago Tribune.

Montana: Bicycle, run, hike your way through Glacier National Park

By Mary Forgione

“A seven-day bicycle camp in and around Glacier National Park will keep you tuned up for your next triathlon and reveal spectacular places in and around the Montana park you might not ordinarily see.

The Cycling House this year added a Glacier Loop Cycling Tour that travels along Going-to-the-Sun Road, the famed roadway that cuts through the wild heart of the park.

Snowcapped peaks, tight curves and steep drop-offs are all part of its charm. Aside from the road, the loop adds areas just outside the park, such as St. Mary, Many Glacier and East Glacier.”

Read the Full Story on the Chicago Tribune Website.

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

Fun times on The Tour de Montana

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We’re still reeling from the great time we had on the Tour de Montana just a few short weeks ago. Amazing riding through Montana!

Camping every night in beautiful spots:

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And don’t forget the bacon! I mean, high quality protein.

baconWe had an incredible time exploring our state, and we’re already looking forward to our trips in 2015! We hope you can join us.

Century Training Tips

Training for a century or Gran Fondo? Checkout these tips.

Click here for our Century Ride Training

Photo by tomroberstonphotography.com

Photo by tomroberstonphotography.com

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!

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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