Archive for June, 2015

The Maratona dles Dolomites: a ride like no other

Monday, June 29th, 2015

It’s hard to fathom what lays ahead, in the pure darkness preceding dawn. The mountains are pitch black, their jagged outline just decipherable against the slowly brightening sky. Later in the day the landscape will be awash with colour, verdant strokes of green draping the valley below and swathes of endless blue stretched out above, but for now it’s only shadows. The hulking mass of the mountains loom large and the atmosphere is a mixture¬†¬†of giddy eagerness and trepidation. Helicopters hover above, silhouetted against a not-yet-bright, early morning sky and more than 9,000 riders busy themselves with last-minute checks, coffee and enthusiastic chatter. The announcers heap more excitement on an already keen crowd, and nestled in the expectant throng it doesn’t seem so cold. (more…)

Win An 8-Day Tour of Portugal with inGamba!

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

We like to think that inGamba has some of the best partners in the business, but there’s always room for more and we never stop looking for new, like-minded people to collaborate with and build even better cycling experiences for our guests. Which is why we’re excited to working with our new friends at The Feed. (more…)

Davide Cassani: Ride the Dolomites with an Italian legend

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Davide Cassani might be the most famous Italian cyclist you’ve never heard of. In his homeland, he was well-loved as a gregario to some of the best riders of the 1980s and 90s, and as a stalwart of Alfredo Martini’s great Italian national teams at the Worlds. A native of Faenza in the province of Ravenna, in his pomp he could be seen alongside the likes of Claudio Chiappucci, Roberto Visentini and Stephen Roche at Carrera Jeans and Moreno Argentin at Ariostea. (more…)

World Bicycle Relief: Mobility matters

Monday, June 1st, 2015

This is not a bike. This is a game changer for the young and a life saver for the sick and helpless. This is mobility, which in developing countries means access to a world of hitherto inaccessible opportunities. This is schools and medical treatment and a route to market. This is a future. (more…)