Hi! The ChainStay is cycling development house geared to bike racers and cycling enthusiasts in Oudenaarde Belgium. Run by former professional cyclist Gregg Germer and his wife Holly; along with their young daughter Evelyn and dog Bernie. When we we aren’t busy running our development house you can find Gregg working on his newest venture Steen Wear or Holly in our vegetable garden. We also like to spend our free time riding bikes, sampling Belgian beers, or making homemade pizza!
The Chainstay, founded at the end of 2008, has hosted over a thousand bike riders from at least 15 different countries; including road racers, cyclocross racers, recreational riders, tourists, journalists, and other bike industry professionals.
One of the major factors to our success (and at times extremely full booking table) is The ChainStay’s great location. We are located within the heart of the Flemish Ardennes, only 2 km’s away from the town centre of Oudenaarde (the current finishing city for the Tour of Flanders). With literally dozens of famous climbs within 20 km’s of our development house, you can find the best cycling routes in all of Belgium straight from our door!
Belgium is on the essential list of to do’s for any cycling enthusiast, whether you are looking to stay 6 months or 6 days we have numerous options available to you. Coming to race the muddy ‘cross races or famous kermis racing? Check out our availability. Perhaps the mention of the Tour of Flanders, and Paris-Roubaix get your heart pumping? Then check out what’s on offer . Can’t make it over in April but you still want to live the Spring Classics? Why don’t you contact us about creating a personalized tour for you and your friends? And if you’re not ready to make the trip over to Flanders just yet, make sure to add us to your twitter and facebook to keep up to date with all the happenings at The ChainStay. We’d love to ride the cobbles and bergs with you soon!