Let’s help share our love for biking with the children of South Bend! ReCyclers is a wonderful program which helps promote health through biking and provides children in need with a bicycle.
See flyer below for more details.
We’ve made it past the halfway point! Here’s our leader board following week 6:
Here’s our leader board as we ride into week 6:
As we continue to ride, Saint-Etienne, France marks the beginning of stage 13 and one of our points of interest for week 6. Saint-Etienne is located in the central eastern part of France. Although this city is not a tourist attraction, it does host an exciting history. The first railroad in France was laid in Saint-Etienne is 1823. The city was once the capital of the France bicycle industry and is still the home to several large bicycle parts manufacturers.
Here’s our leader board going into week 5:
We have hit the halfway point of our Tour De France Virtual Challenge. By the end of this week, we will have ridden over 1150 miles (equal to 1150 RPMs)! As we continue to ride, we will pass through the city of Besancon which is the starting point for stage 11 of the Tour De France. The city of Besancon is located in eastern France near the Switzerland boarder. Labeled a “Town of Art and History”, it remains one of the best preserved historic cities of France.
Besancon is located along the Doubs River
The Citadel of Besancon
Check out this week’s leader board!
While riding to work, Victoria Tomiczek encountered a group of Canadian Geese along the St. Joseph River. All but one bolted out the way towards the river. The one left straggling behind decided to race along side Victoria and give her a pretty good run for her money!
We’ve rode over 460 miles (equal to 460 RPMs)! We’re now approaching the middle of stage 7 of the Tour De France. As you make your way through this stage you will pass Ossuaire de Douaumont – a memorial containing the remains of the soldiers who died on the battlefield during the Battle of Verdun in WWI.
We’ve completed week 1 of the Tour De France Virtual Challenge! Check out our top three riders and photo highlights from last week’s events and rides.
Christopher Clark (left) – Route 31: One and Done
Gang Liu – Sunday bike trip to Goshen (river side trail)
Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Get ready to begin your 2,300 mile journey here in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. Leeds is the third largest city in the United Kingdom and for the first time in history will mark the beginning of the Tour De France in northern England. Previously, the tour has only visited the southern coast and capital.
As you ride, be prepared to experience Leeds’ bustling streets rich in culture and the home of premier shopping districts, acclaimed art galleries, and the Grand Theatre and Opera House. Take in the beauty of Victorian architecture present throughout the city and relive history as you pass the Kirkstall Abbey (a Cistercian monastery), Lotherton Hall (a charming Edwardian country home), and Temple Newsam (owned by Henry VIII).
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