Meet Your Guides
Gerry Patterson and John Helmkampf are your owner-guides. For over a decade Gerry and John have been hosting riders from all over the world to our little corner of Europe, 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…
Book these guys now!
In November 2016 I reserved a spot with 44-5 to ride Etape Du Tour 2017. Absolutely zero regrets and will recommend John and Gerry to all. If you want a personalized first-class experience with owners who have deep knowledge, want you to succeed, and are top-shelf guys-, book with 44-5.
Todd - Canada
My wife and I went on a group cycling weekend with 44-5 Cycling Tours in conjunction with the Freewheeling France website and blog. This included a warm-up ride followed the next day with a climb of the mighty Mont Ventoux. We hadn’t ridden road bikes prior to this trip and were understandably pretty nervous, but… Read more “Unforgettable Weekend”
Matthew - UK
Among the Best Cycling Experiences of my Life
The 4 days I rode with John and Gerry were among the best cycling experiences of my life. The Ventoux area of France is a great area to ride. The roads are both scenic and offer a wide range of difficulty. Gerry and John know the area and did a terrific job of selecting rides… Read more “Among the Best Cycling Experiences of my Life”
Alan - Texas
See more of what our clients have to say in each of the tour pages