About us

Our team

Aigars Paegle the owner of HC Bike Tours cycling in the Dolomites Italy

Aigars Paegle

Founder / Manager / Ride Leader

Former Corporate banker now LIVES his dream. By setting up HC Bike Tours, Aigars has realized his dream to make his passion for cycling his job. There is only one reason for that – he LOVES what he does

Read an interview with Aigars here

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HC Bike Tours service manager Helena, smiling in the sunshine on top of Madonna del Ghisalo during Lake Como bike trip in Italy

Helena Fragapane

Service manager / SAG support

Being a former superyacht crew manager and very attentive and detail-oriented, Helena is in charge of our service level and development and super cheerful support driver.

Helena’s attention to detail and presentation skills helps us continuously improve every aspect of the services we deliver starting from the way we set up our vans and snack stops during the rides to how we select and present souvenirs to our guests.

Once on the road, Helena is the perfect support driver – keeping riders fueled, in high spirits, and appearing with a smile.

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Janine Rood

Ride Leader / Content

Janine escaped from high-tech marketing after 25 years of corporate life, to find more time for adventure and experiences. Today she brings her writing skills to HC Bike Tours, when she is not out riding her bike!

Toms Flaksis Professional cycling coach

Toms Flaksis

Support / Head Coach

Talented cycling coach, former UCI Continental team “Rietumu Banka – Riga” and currently “Ampler Development Team” head coach, Latvian Elite and U23 national team coach,  founder of TF coaching group. Known as a top expert in coaching endurance athletes, Toms Flaksis goal has always been to teach athletes how to maximize their training and racing potential through systematic and hard but enjoyable training proces. While continuing work with different level athletes, from UCI World Tour to regional amateurs, he develops a community where it’s possible to easily share coaching knowledge and help even more athletes.

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Artis Kalveits Ride Guide at HC Bike Tours riding the lake Como bike trip

Artis Kalveits

Manager / Ride leader

Artis is a remarkably interesting conversation partner as he has so many skills and interests. A chat with him can last for hours. For him it is not important to be the first or the fastest, he enjoys the process and is happy to help a fellow traveler with moral, physical, or technical support

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Israel Raluy Samitier, Ride leader / Support

Israel Raluy Samitier

Ride leader / Support

A devoted cycling enthusiast since childhood, Israel has seamlessly woven his life around guiding people through mountains, exploring canyons, and embarking on cycling adventures.

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Helena creating personalized wearable art

Helena Bosco

Artist / Designer

Helena is our Artist & Designer who can turn your cycling shoes into a piece of Art. Born in Argentina, studied arts in Mendoza (Argentina), she has mastered a large number of techniques and languages, has participated in many exhibitions and won various awards. She loves trips by a bicycle or motorcycle and plays the surdo bass drum in a women batucada

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Andalusia Spain Private bike trip HC Bike Tours phisio

Ugis Zujevs

Support / Physiotherapist

Ugis is an experienced professional sports physiotherapist. After working with professional athletes for many years, he now runs his own physiotherapy company. He is the guy you will definitely want to visit after a long day in the Alps!