Monday, December 7, 2009

Embarrassingly kind nod from Competitive Cyclist

Part of the fun of meeting people on our tours is enjoying their company throughout the years. Olivia and Christof came for our tours in Italy, and now are in touch whenever they run out of olive oil. They mentioned we had a write up in Competitive Cyclist, and we have to say it is very flattering.
Oil, Bikes, Tours: we seem to be the one-stop-shop for a tiny, fun group of people!

2010 Trip are on line!

Finalmente!! We have finished our new site, and our trips for '10 are posted in detail. Many thanks to Martin for his patience working with us, and his artistic talents going to use for our riding fun.
For those of you who have been with us before you might appreciate the new voice our writer Rob put into the text, he guides with us and knows how fun the trips are. If you have yet to join us on a Cinghiale trip please excuse the inside jokes.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Holiday Oil for Sale

Looking for a great holiday gift??
We are now selling 0.5 liter bottles of our Organic Extra Virgin Olive oil!!
$18 plus shipping
To place your order email:

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

ancora... just for fun

If you haven't already take a look at this video... "the office"..... thanks to Arnaud!

a teaser for 2010...

With a fabulous 2009 season behind us... we look forward to the 2010 season. As some of you may have heard we have added our first ever tour in France: a hog-wild-wine-tasting-mountain climbing- lavender-smelling- good time. Join Andy as he revisits his epic 1992 climb up Alpe d'Huez as well as other infamous climbs: Ventoux, Izoard, Galibier...
Check out our full 2010 schedule for more details.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

I bike. You bike. New Yorkers bike too.

A favorite sunday tradition of our family is to crowd around the computer for the New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham's "On the Street" multimedia display of life and fashion of the week in NYC. Now, I know it's not NYC bike snob, but Cunningham is a fabulous guy who rides a bike around the city snapping photos of things he likes... and this week it was about the cyclists.... here's the link and cheers to the cyclists!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Check it out!

See what Cinghiale Alum, Buzz Yancich, has to say about riding the Italian Alps and Dolomites with Andy @ italiancyclingjournal. Great words Buzz!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Hot Off the Press! The new edition of Andy racing over the snowy Gavia Pass in the 1988 Giro d'Italia is now available for purchase. A big shout out to HampCo's pal Rich Roat of House Industries for making this oldie more groovy! Rich and his staff cut short their rides to tell the whole story by superimposing the stage profile. Photo was taken on the uphill where we can read 2390 near the summit. The 25k descent to Bormio is where the time gaps opened. Andy has been heard muttering "Once I passed Santa Caterina the snow turned back to rain, hard to say which was worst.."
Image is 16"/22" on heavy archival paper. Great for framing or the fridge.

$35 (includes US shipping... see below for shipping options)
signed editions available too... just indicate that you would like a signed poster in the drop down menu below.

Poster Options

Monday, June 1, 2009

Spring in Castagneto 2009 PHOTOS!

Check out photos from our fabulous spring trip. Getting fit in Tuscany couldn't have been more fun... or beautiful!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cinghiale has a new address

Cinghiale Cycling Tours, Inc.
961 6th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

You can reach Andy and Elaine at

Please remember to send your final payments to Elaine Lauterbach at the new Boulder address rather than the old Seattle one. 

You can also find the address at the bottom of every page on the Cinghiale site and on the Contacts page.

Thank you!

Cinghiale Corporate HQ

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Grazie e Ciao

Julia with one of her latest gouache/paper collages, called Interlaken

(This is my retirement party, so drink a glass of Brunello di Montalcino while you read this. Salute!).

Big thanks to Andy for the generous words below and for eight years of fun, creativity, collaboration, camaraderie, and good hard work at Cinghiale, Inc. It's been a great ride and I will miss the daily interaction with Andy and Elaine. They make a truly wonderful team. 

I am excited to be embarking on a new phase of my life with my art front and center. I'm developing  a new website that will consolidate my three lines of artistic work. Till then, you can keep an eye on what I'm up to at the following places:

Drop me a note if you feel so inspired - I'd love to hear from you. I'll still be popping up here from time to time too, so watch out for random art posts. 

Thanks for reading, and thanks for being part of the incomparable Cinghiale community. Ride your bike, eat good olive oil, look at art, and enjoy that glass of wine in good health -


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bike Talk

Check out this new interview... it's about a guy who rides a bike.

Monday, April 20, 2009


For many years we have looked to Julia for daily piggy inspiration and now she moves on to inspire us in other ways. 
When the going gets tough, the tough find an art teacher. We are happy that even in these economic times people are still appreciating art, custom bike frames, and extra virgin olive oil. Julia is marching to her true calling, that of art, and besides teaching classes at a local college, she is teaching privately, all the while creating some pretty amazing pieces of her own... 
What does this mean for us? A happy farewell to our resident artist, Julia, and a new home for the mail.

Please note that our office/mailing address is now in Boulder, so please send your fan mail to:
Cinghiale Cycling Tours, Inc.
961 6th St.
Boulder, CO 80302
Elaine will be doing her best to fill in where Julia left off, so please send questions, comments and concerns to complaints still get sent to Andy.

A heartfelt thank you to Julia for all that she has done here at Cinghiale; she has been present every step of the way... and she will be missed!

We hope you all are enjoying some spring riding!
~The Cinghiale Crew

Sunday, March 1, 2009

C'est La Vie

Belgian Knee Warmers publishes the whole of Road Bike Action's recent interview with Andy about the 1986 Tour for an article about current conflict within the Astana team.

The electricity crackles in Andy's recounting of the conflict between Hinault and Lemond, told from his viewpoint as both white jersey and 4th place GC. Wear rubber-soled shoes.

Monday, January 5, 2009

1988: Epic Cartography

Rich Roat and pals at House Industries, known for their crazy fun fonts and designs, have been enjoying the 1988 Giro handbook. With any luck we will see some collaboration inspired by the old on the new Cinghiale poster and jersey.