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Lauren Hefferon

Celebrating Your 50th Birthday on Your Bike (Italian Style)

Not that I didn’t want to announce this big day to the world (well actually I did NOT), but I did want to follow MY passion and do what I love most: to bicycle, to take pictures, to be adventurous, to meet new people, to sleep under the stars and to get away from it all to reflect, alla grande! Finally I wanted this FIVE-O experience to be a metaphor for the next phase of my life. It had to be new, big, open, vast and a challenge. ...
Lauren Hefferon

Lauren Hefferon

After graduating from Cornell University with a degree in anthropology, Lauren studied fine arts in Florence and began a life journey that began by cycling over 35,000 miles across Europe. She founded Ciclismo Classico in 1988, realizing a dream of combining her passion for cycling with her love for Italy.

A devoted cycling evangelist, Lauren commutes everywhere by bike and supports cycling causes such as Rails to Trails, Bikes Belong, Pan Mass Challenge, and Mass Bike. She is the founder of the annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film festival, and has been an advisor to the Adventure Travel World Summit and a member of the National Bike Summit Panel on Tourism.