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…
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”
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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.
Our group just finished 44-5’s Highroad Pyrenees tour. I was one of a number of participants who felt it was the best weeklong tour we’ve ever been on. The combination of spectacular, cycling friendly terrain, a great route, no shuttles necessary and John and Gerry’s care was unbeatable. My bike touring experiences include trips in… Read more “Pyrenees…the best”
See more of what our clients have to say in each of the tour pages