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6 Places You Need to Visit for National Bike Month

“It’s all about the ride,” says Andy Levine, globetrotting cyclist and founder of DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co.—the mecca for destination bike retreats and elite culinary experiences.

And this May at LDPR, we are riding full speed into National Bike Month! What better way to explore new places, while burning those extra calories? Major #travelgoals. Check out our favorite spots around the world where we are all about the ride.

The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, Montana

Our ultimate travel guru, Laura Davidson, is known to hit the trails at Montana’s luxury ranch, The Resort at Paws Up. Known for taking glamping to the next level, this prime destination is also a hot spot for mountain biking featuring over 100 MILES of trails on the 37,000 acre property.

Laura Davidson and Modern Luxury Media's Beth Weitzman explore Montana’s wilderness at The Resort at Paws Up.

Laura Davidson and Modern Luxury Media’s Beth Weitzman explore Montana’s wilderness at The Resort at Paws Up.

Portland, Oregon

With the help of Nike, you can hit the streets of Portland like a local. Starting this July, this legendary sportswear company will provide a hefty $10 million to jumpstart BIKETOWN. This 1,000-smart bike system comes equipped with a high-tech communication and locking technology that makes it simple to find, reserve and park anywhere in the City of Roses. Keep your eyes peeled for bright orange bicycles adorned with Nike’s signature swoosh!

Nike’s BIKETOWN will be life[style] changing in Portland.

Nike’s BIKETOWN will be life[style] changing in Portland.

Burgundy, Tuscany, Chile, Morocco and many more with DuVine

DuVine rides into its 20th anniversary year with a highly anticipated series of new tours throughout the globe, featuring a special 20th Anniversary Burgundy Bike Tour led by Andy Levine, DuVine’s founder. In 2016, the tour operator announced new farm-to-fork culinary immersion trips, including truffle-hunting and harvesting trips in Italy, and a very special “Chef on Wheels” tour in the south of France with celebrated Chef Seamus Mullen. Experiencing the world by bike is the best way for travelers to intimately connect with a destination, and DuVine takes this a step further by opening doors to one-of-a-kind local experiences and embracing the spontaneous nature of bike travel.

Cycling and châteaus in Burgundy, France is a dream combo.

Cycling and châteaus in Burgundy, France is a dream combo.

Morgans Hotel Group in Miami, San Francisco and London

Morgans Hotel Group, the creator of the first “boutique” hotel and a continuing leader of the hotel industry’s boutique sector, wants you to stay active. Looking to take advantage of incredible sight-seeing around Miami, San Francisco or London? Just ask the concierge for complimentary bike rentals at any of their three glamorous locations!

This golden view is the perfect backdrop for your San Francisco ride. Credit: http://thegoodholiday.com/golden-gate-bridge/

This golden view is the perfect backdrop for your San Francisco ride.
Credit: http://thegoodholiday.com/golden-gate-bridge/

The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC

Now that the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, there’s no better time to explore the DC area. And the gracious and welcoming staff at the Mayflower Hotel will help you do just that! With biking trails just a few blocks away, your springtime adventures await.

DC Spring essentials: Bike rides and cherry blossoms. Credit: Saul Loeb—AFP/Getty Images (http://time.com/3854835/best-bike-work-cities/)

DC Spring essentials: Bike rides and cherry blossoms.
Credit: Saul Loeb—AFP/Getty Images (http://time.com/3854835/best-bike-work-cities/)

Nakatindi village in Zambia

Abercrombie & Kent, a global powerhouse in luxury adventure travel, paired up with Wheels of Change in Chicago to provide bikes and equipment for the people living in Zambia’s Nakatindi village. These kindhearted Chicago residents gathered twice their original goal and rounded up a total donation of 700 bikes! With the help of Abercrombie & Kent Zambia staff, the distribution of these bikes will allow healthcare workers and students to attend the nearest secondary school seven miles away. Even the shipping container will be transformed into a bike shop, creating new jobs for the community! Thanks to Abercrombie & Kent staff and inspiring Chicagoans hundreds of lives will be forever changed in Zambia.

Link to video: http://www.abercrombiekent.com/assets/overlays/ak-video.cfm?youtube_code=cKef-i8V4rk

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