RUE DU TOUR.

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ALL SIGNS POINT ↑. This year’s tour route includes many of the iconic climbs that we all know, love and aspire to, along with a couple of beastly outliers that will be crazy to watch.     In particular, today’s Mont du Chat is severely challenging: an average grade of 10.5% for 8.7km.   We […]




KINGS AND QUEENS.

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In the mountains, dots rule. Polka dot kits, accessories and utter nonsense permeate the cycling-centric month of July. We found some real delights this year… Circa Ceramica – handmade in Chicago   Kask KOM helmet   UV Buff/Headband   Twinsix Socks   Oom fit and flare Olivia Dress       And of course, an […]




EXCLUSIVI-TEE.

Tour Fixation Tee






Each Thursday during the Tour, we’ll be introducing something very special, available only on our website in limited quantities. We’ve kicked things off with our best group but they’re selling quickly so our apologies if your size is not available…            




ALONG THE RHINE.

Soleil LS Top, Along the Rhine






Yesterday’s Tour prologue in Dusseldorf had us dreaming about riding along the Rhine River and disappearing among the many vineyards. Leave it to the Europeans to have a 1233km Rhine Cycle Route that runs from the Swiss Alps to the North Sea of Rotterdam, crossing through Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Much of the […]




BALANCING ACT.

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How to get the kids rolling. Training wheels are a thing of the past. The new thinking in getting kids comfortable on bikes is to get them started on a pedal- and drivetrain-free balance bike to help learn the basics. Kids sit low enough and learn to balance and steer with both feet on the […]




A MIDSUMMER CYCLIST’S DREAM?

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  If a friend invites you to a Solstice Ride this week, be very careful what you wear. It sounds like a wonderful idea to celebrate the longest day of the year with a group ride, but in some places, a Solstice Ride has a particular dress code: none. Most famous of these celebrations, the […]