Destination Cycling's Tour de France Challenge Ride Featured in Outside Magazine's 2006 Adventure Life List

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Biking the Tour de France route named in the top “50 Ways to Live Large.”

Destination Cycling’s Tour de France Challenge (TDFC) ride is currently featured in Outside Magazine’s 2006 Adventure Life List. “The Tour de France Challenge represents the ultimate way to “live large” and experience the Tour de France,” said Joe Tonon, Destination Cycling’s Co-Founder. “We are honored to be recognized by Outside Magazine.”

As Kevin Mahaney, last year’s TDFC team captain, said upon his arrival in Paris, “You cannot beat the Tour, you can only try to survive it.” Kevin, a former U.S. Olympian and cancer survivor, rode all 21 stages and 3,608 kilometers of the 2005 Tour de France route and raised over $60,000 for the Tyler Hamilton and Lance Armstrong Foundations. Destination Cycling organized the staff and logistics for Kevin's ride as a true professional cycling team.

The logistics and planning are underway for the 2006 Tour de France Challenge. Destination Cycling is offering an exclusive event catering to the dreams of nine riders, just like a pro team. The price for this trip is $30,000 per rider and covers everything a pro rider would wish for and more over the 26-day trip: hotels, meals, transportation, full team kit (biking and casual apparel), bike, accessories, plus all mechanical, massage, and medical support. Kevin Mahaney is joining the ride again in 2006 as one of the nine riders.

"What we're doing is modeling what the pro teams do," said Joe Tonon. Destination Cycling provides participants with the necessary travel, team, and technical support to complete the entire route. The team rides the route the day before the professional peloton.

Asked about why he chose Destination Cycling to lead his epic ride, Kevin Mahaney explains, "Every other company I approached was afraid to commit to the challenges involved in running such a tour. I chose Destination Cycling because of its knowledge, contacts, and capabilities with organizing European performance cycling tours. Destination Cycling cared about my goals and objectives."

About Destination Cycling

Destination Cycling creates active lifestyle vacations specializing in performance, lifestyle, charity, and custom itineraries. Building on its founders’ expertise in European race-oriented cycling vacations, it offers journeys that blend cycling, local traditions, culinary delights, and wellness into unforgettable experiences. For more information, visit

For More Information Contact:

Erin Berard, Marketing Director, Destination Cycling

Phone: 1-877-698-2712 Toll-free


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