April 2014 Rambler Newsletter

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In This Issue…

Spring is in the air…

This month we see spring in full effect at our offices in Colorado and Europe tl_cheers_2014_22and it is also when preparation for the European cycling season goes from planning on paper (or screens) to planning on the road. Today the Tour Leader Training week begins in Europe – as we toast to a new season we are excited to have some new faces join the ExperiencePlus! team and as usual we are thrilled to welcome back our veteran tour leaders, some for their 10th and 11th season!

In Colorado we are excited to announce our 3rd annual Spring Bicycle Ride. If you are in the Fort Collins Area on April 26th, the plan is to meet at our office at 12:30 pm for a 34 mile ride and at the end gather for some refreshing drinks and appetizers. RSVP by calling us at 800-685-4565, 970-484-8489, or send us an email (

For those of you who have visited our website, you may have noticed we listed our South America tour dates for late 2014 and early 2015 and we are excited to announce the return of our Coast to Coast Expedition ride across Patagonia. We have posted dates and prices should be up soon, if you are interested in this departure let us know very soon as we expect this tour to sell out fast.

Our newsletter this month is bursting with information that we hope help you do everything from prepare for the cycling season, dream about new destinations and cook up some healthy snacks.

Happy reading and we hope to see you soon!

Maria Elena and Monica

6 Reasons to Bicycle the Czech Republic

Cycling in the Czech Republic with ExperiencePlus!

ExperiencePlus! co-owner, Monica Price recounts her recent adventures in the Czech Republic and shares six reason why you should consider cycling in this fabulous area.

Training for Hills When You Don’t Have Any


We’ve heard from a number of cyclists that it’s very challenging to be prepared for hills when you live in flat places like Florida or Chicago. Trainer Sarah Awe offers training tips that will help you conquer Cardenal Samore Pass in Argentina and Chile, or any hill that stands in your way no matter where you live.

Your first step to climbing hills begins here.

Cristina Taioli Survives the Polar Vortex

ExperiencePlus! Tour leader Cristina Taioli

Italian tour leader Cristina Taioli spent over a month in the U.S. this winter trying her best to stay warm, and encourage more people to take up cycling and travel.

She recounts her travels here.


It’s All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels

It's All About the Bike by Robert Penn

When I picked up “It’s All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels,” by Robert Penn, it was with some trepidation. As a cyclist who gets intimidated by even the mild gear-head language in Bicycling magazine, I wasn’t sure how I’d do with a book on building the ultimate bike…

Read more of Meredith’s review here.


Recipe: Roasted Kale Chips

Roasted Kale Chips

Check out this dynamite recipe and test your knowledge of kale with our 5 Fun Kale Facts.


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