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Boston Business Journal and the Commonwealth Institute Name Ciclismo Classico Top 100 Women-Led Businesses

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Boston, MA – For the second straight year, the Boston Business Journal and the Commonwealth Institute have named Ciclismo Classico as one of Boston’s top 100 woman-Led businesses. Ciclismo Classico, which provides the most authentic, unique and exciting vacations in the adventure travel industry, was founded by Lauren Hefferon in 1988 with a dream to combine a passion for her bicycling, her Italian roots, visual arts, and outdoor education. It has blossomed to one of the most respected companies in the adventure travel industry, garnering awards from Outside magazine and National Geographic Traveler, and vaulting Hefferon to the Advisory Committee for the 2011 Adventure Travel World Summit, and 2nd annual National Bike Summit Panel on Tourism during the National Bike Summit. For more information, visit

“Making this list designed to celebrate and honor the region’s top women-led businesses is a great honor,” said Hefferon. “To think that nearly 25 years ago I founded this company after studying fine arts in Florence and today it has been named one of Boston’s best is very exciting.”

Hefferon drives all visionary aspects of Ciclismo Classico, from itinerary design and tour leader training to marketing and company strategy. Commuting everywhere by bicycle, Hefferon supports cycling causes such as Rails to Trails, Bikes Belong, Pan Mass Challenge and Mass Bike.

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