Meet Your Guides
Gerry Patterson and John Helmkampf are your owner-guides. For nearly a decade Gerry and John have been hosting riders from all over the world to our little corner of it, building up a wealth of local knowledge and cycling industry expertise in the process. They love to meet new people and share the experiences that only cycling in incredible places can bring.
Our Clients Say…
One of the best meals of my life
I went on a week-long cycling trip in Provance and the French Alps using 44-5 as tour guides – a long trek from California where I live. The trip had been arranged by my friends, so I went in excited but uncertain. It turns out Jerry and John were fantastic – the trip way exceeded… Read more “One of the best meals of my life”
Chad - California
Awesome Customer Service
Gerry and his crew are amazeballs. They worked with me to make my bucket list come true. They know cycling in France and can give you the best way to make it all happen. The best SAG team in the biz!
Pam - Colorado
Eddie Merckx said, “Don’t buy upgrades; ride up grades.” While that may be good advice when it comes to hardware, I’m here to tell you that John and Gerry’s guiding is an upgrade that will improve your cycling experience so much that it transcends all notions of economy. Hell, forget your cycling experience; this is… Read more “Do It”
Tony - Maine
See more of what our clients have to say in each of the tour pages