We’re already into September which means it’s time to fill you in on what we’ve been up to this summer. We can’t slow down time – so you might as well take a little for yourself and read this update. Thanks for helping us create these memories and being part of our TCH family!
REFLECTING ON THE CYCLING TRIPS WE RAN THIS SUMMER
Halpin, Kipp, Big Cat and Mazza. The Mallorca Team!
Halpin and Ian rallying the crew for an evening out in Mallorca.
How Bajo can Kipp go? Celebrating the last night of camp with the group with a game of Limbo Spanish style.
Check out this video to see what a day is like in Mallorca.
TUSCANY – ANDIAMO!
TCH guides Guido, Andréa and Jim stormed the Montalcino Castle and didn’t lose a man in the battle.
Mamma Lia and the team making pasta in a mill built in the 1200s.
Owen finds a wild boar in Tuscany
GETTING OUR GRAVEL ON IN COLORADO
The Guides doing their homework with a recon ride before camp gets underway.
Longtime TCH guests Donna and Tom sharing some pics after a day of getting dusty in Colorado.
The crew sporting their TCH Ride Gravel Jerseys. We rode the Ranch Rally on the last of riding of this camp. This event is put on by Moots and it starts and finishes at their headquarters and factory in Steamboat.
TOUR DE MONTANA
We had a new route this year which the riders loved. It meant we got to spend more time in the Big Hole Valley which is always a good thing.
Dan, Jessy, and Owen bringing riders up Chief Joseph Pass.
We have a new plan for next year’s Montana trip in June!. We’re basing out of Whitefish, MT so we can ride in Glacier Park as well as the surrounding rides the Flathead Valley has to offer. Check out what we have coming up here.
GLACIER TO YELLOWSTONE TOUR
We saw this bull elk enjoying a sunrise on the front range of the rocky mountains.
July weather in Montana can be unpredictable! The crew getting folks ready for bed after a massive hail storm. You can follow these stories at #ridetch
The Glacier to Yellowstone tour was hit hard by a big storm and our van just couldn’t deal with it and got stuck in the hail-mud. Teamwork and a friendly rancher got us out of this sticky situation.
All smiles from our guests from the DC area. This was their first time in Montana so it was fun to show them this state.
There’s always a cold can of Big Sky Beer at the end of the big days on this tour!
One of the big events of the summer was Brendan’s wedding. Many of the TCH staff were there to celebrate Brendan and Bri’s nuptials which was a blast!
Brendan and Bri organized a sweet pre-wedding ride up Going to the Sun Road.
Chef Drew sends Brendan down the aisle in style.
Married in Montana. Huge congrats to Brendan and Bri!
We completed three big recon trips this year in preparation for the new trips we plan on rolling out in 2019 and 2020.
Anya and Owen planned and rode the 2019 Dolomites route this past June. Check out the route we have planned here.
Brendan and Mazza took a few extra days after Mallorca to explore Ireland. We will possibly do a trip here in 2020! Details coming soon!
There was no riding on this recon trip. Who knew that when it’s summer here in North America in can be winter in other places? Check out my favorite 5 sec. video from chile here.
More Good News & Happenings
SAM RACES IN B.C.
Sam had to find some bandaids after scraping his pinky fingers through these corners at the BC Bike Race. Photo @stirlandraephoto.
BENNETT IS MARRIED!
Bennett gets hitched in San Diego, CA.
ALI HITTIN’ THE BOOKS
Ali heads to Law School at the U of M and she’s already negotiated her first deal… an agreement struck with her professors to let her sneak away and guide for us part-time!
STELLA GETS ENGAGED!
We’re amped for these two! Maybe their honeymoon can be guiding a TCH trip together?
Radley shaved 30 minutes off of his RUT P.R.! He sported one of the new TCH staff caps. If you don’t have one yet, swing by and grab one when you’re near the office.
TCH STAFF RUT FINISHERS IN 2018 – CONGRATS TO THESE FOLKS!
Papa Foster -Air McNair – Halpin – Anya – Radley – Corey M – Kipp -*Silverback timed the event.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. And thank you for being part of our family! We hope to ride with you in the near future! In the meantime, keep in touch and enjoy the ride.
The Cycling House Crew