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Lately it seems that farm-to-table style dining has become all the rage. And, we’re glad. See, Trek Travel is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin--home to the nation’s largest weekly farmer’s market. We truly understand the desire to re-connect with the land where food is grown and to get to know the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2013 at Out For A Spin
Being Trek Travel’s Marketing Manager, I understand how marketing a new product works. You want to get the product in front of as many people as possible and talk up its attributes. In the words of Mad Men’s Don Draper, “Advertising is about happiness”. The Trek Domane road bike delivers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2013 at Out For A Spin
The first word that I can think of as I sit down to write this is “wow”. I know that is an overused word in the English vernacular, especially when it comes to explaining something inspirational, or eye opening. I have to say it again though. Wow! I just returned... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2013 at Out For A Spin
Our sales manager Vaughan, reflected back recently on his Ride Camp experience last fall. Who wants upgrades for life? Read on to find out how... Someone has to stay home and sell these trips. This past November, I flew into Santa Barbara California to attend our Solvang Ride Camp. I... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2013 at Out For A Spin
Guide and trip designer, Greg Lyeki, talks about being "pro"–Ed I started thinking about the term “Pro” the other day while riding around the (Santa Ynez) Valley with some of our Ride Camp guests. A small group of us were spinning up a local favorite canyon, Martin and I handlebar... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2013 at Out For A Spin
Why the Giro d'Italia? It's more about the saddle than you think…. Imagine the ride of rides where every pedal stroke is a medal of honor and your heart beats to the thigh burning grades that lay before you. This is not your every day training ride. This is a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2013 at Out For A Spin
Guide Jess Milnes, gives us some ideas on how to get through long cold winters. Just need some good friends, a barn, and a trainer. How to get your ride on during these short cold, wet days?! Find some friends who like to ride their bikes. Find a space you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2013 at Out For A Spin
We have finally produced a Trek Travel Ride Camp video. It highlights what we think are the great aspects of these unique bike tours. Based around one hotel and offerring the independant cyclist a week long vacation to ride their bike, it's a model of bike trips not typically seen... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at Out For A Spin
Prague to Vienna, September 2012 Our family just returned from a lovely Trek Travel bike tour, bicycling from Prague to Vienna. By family, I mean my husband and myself, our 23 year old daughter, and my 78 year old father in law. This is the third trip we have done... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2012 at Out For A Spin
After months and months of dedicated training 17 brave souls are poised to set out this Saturday on an epic quest to cycle from sea to shining sea. They'll start at the edge of the Pacific in Santa Barbara, CA and bike the 3000+ miles across the USA all the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at Out For A Spin
This post originally appeared on Groucho Sports on July 3rd, written by Trek Travel guide Jon Vick. Seeing the Tour is over and we are all going through various states of withdrawl, I thought it appropriate to share! Enjoy, it's a great read. –Ed. To me, life is a sine... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2012 at Out For A Spin
The past couple of years have been different for me with regards to the Tour de France. I am watching this exciting race from the comforts of my own home. I can pause it, rewind, slow down the spectacular crashes, and fast forward to the bunch sprint at the end.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2012 at Out For A Spin
Ed: Last week our Trip Design Manager, Meagan, spent a week out in the field with a few of our guides getting ready for our California Wine Country bike trips. What follows is her experiences. I've always known our Trek Travel guides work hard. Until this past week, though, I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2012 at Out For A Spin
This originally debuted on cycleutah's blog after going on a Trek Travel Bryce and Zion bike tour in May. Thanks for sharing Bob! BL-If you think about it, we are all in the service business. What ever you do for a living you are serving someone. Over the years I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2012 at Out For A Spin
We asked one of our new guides, Sam Clark, to give us a run down of his experience during new guide training this past April. Here's his story below... As a class of candidates, our applications were whittled from the hundreds to less than fifty. Via Skype interviews we were... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2012 at Out For A Spin
Since it's Bike to Work day, we asked Meagan, our Trip Design Manager, to tell us her thoughts on biking to work in the bike friendly town of Madison, WI. How does 20 minutes each day improve my happiness level by 50%? I will tell you how: biking to work.... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2012 at Out For A Spin
Originally published on Groucho Sports blog. “I see you have me on the Tour de France. Does that mean I’m going to Europe?” Those are the words that came out of my mouth when I called my manager after receiving my first ever schedule for Trek Travel. I wish I... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2012 at Out For A Spin
Last week I was driving in Vero Beach, Florida and passed a cyclist wearing the distinctive Trek Travel jersey. Unfortunately, she was riding in the opposite direction and I didn't have time to turn around to catch up with her. It would have been fun to learn what trips she... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2012 at Out For A Spin
Our digs at Trek Travel HQ are pretty sweet. Not only are we lucky enough to call the great city of Madison, Wisconsin home--with its outstanding access to fresh, local produce (we have the largest farmer's market in the nation), energetic college-town feel (go Badgers!), and urban biking and walking... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2012 at Out For A Spin
Thanks to Daryl at Loving the Bike for allowing us to repost Kelli's awesome blog post on here. Originally posted on on March 26, 2012 I was recently asked to give my thoughts on Dr. Lim’s Rice Cakes. Have you heard of them? Dr. Allen Lim is the world-class... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2012 at Out For A Spin
Here at Trek Travel, we pride ourselves on the training of our guides. They are truly our best asset and at the end of the day, make Trek Travel who we are. So it's always great to hear past guests tell us their favorite guide story or have them share... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2011 at Out For A Spin
Well, it used to be the main event - the differences between the Czech Republic and Austria are palpable but what truly punctuated the experience between the two was crossing the border by bicycle. A moment where passports were checked and stamped; people really felt like they were changing countries... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2011 at Out For A Spin
Announcement Day today as I with so many other race fans wait to finally learn the routes and towns chosen to host the Tour de France 2012. Notwithstanding a "leak" a week ago which many believed did allow an unscheduled sneak preview, today we will have confirmation of the overall... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2011 at Out For A Spin
Dear Marriage Advisor: I have a "friend" who just confessed to his wife that he has been lusting in his heart for a new bike. She should have known it was coming. My friend had been talking about getting another bike ever since Harry showed up for our morning ride... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2011 at Out For A Spin
As Team RadioShack takes part in both the Vuelta a España and the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado this week, we are lucky to have Team RadioShack Manager Johan Bruyneel answer some questions about cycling, racing, and how bikes can change the world. Johan is currently lending a hand... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2011 at Out For A Spin