/Mark Rossignol

About Mark Rossignol

I am a recently turned 50 year old with energy, passion and enthusiasm for life and all things good. Cycling, great food, fine wine, peoples stories and relationships formed are things that excite me.
1 04, 2023

Acadian Village gravel ride

By |2023-04-02T15:21:41+00:00April 1st, 2023|Lifestyle|1 Comment

Gravel bike events have become increasingly popular over the last 5 years, in fact a whole new industry has evolved as a result of this new class of bikes and bike riding.  The bike industry has developed many new and varied gravel bikes, events have flourished, not only in this country, but worldwide and a [...]

29 11, 2021

2022 FARM Gravel Ride series

By |2022-03-27T10:50:38+00:00November 29th, 2021|In the News, Lifestyle|0 Comments

A once a month 40-60 mile organized gravel ride in different regions of Northern Maine. Region 1    Fort Kent/New Canada/ St. John Valley.   Depart New Canada community center route 161, FARM ride loop. 60/30 mile options Region 2   Van Buren/ Long Lake/Madawaska/St. John Valley.  Option 1;  Depart Long lake VB cove Rossignol [...]

17 11, 2021

Revisiting the Rossignol Ancestral Homeland, Part 1

By |2021-11-19T14:41:50+00:00November 17th, 2021|Lifestyle, Uncategorized|1 Comment

St.Denis de Kamouraska, Quebec Canada.    In 2014 I wrote about finding the Rossignol ancestral homeland after meeting our new found cousins from St. Denis, Julien, Michel and Isabelle Rossignol.  I became intrigued not only with this beautiful part of our world, its landscape and geography but its people, their/our culture and specifically my Rossignol [...]

1 12, 2019

The Open Road to Self Discovery… by Valerie Cormier

By |2021-11-17T23:38:28+00:00December 1st, 2019|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Cycling gives my life meaning. It’s simple really. I didn’t actually set out to find meaning or purpose when I took up cycling just a year ago; instead I feel that the open roads have found me. I’ve always been a relatively content fairly happy person before I discovered my love for cycling. However, there [...]

25 11, 2018

10th year anniversary of our last ride with James Grandmaison September 26, 2008—- September 26, 2018

By |2018-11-25T21:02:49+00:00November 25th, 2018|In the News, Lifestyle|0 Comments

This past September several friends and I went back to Tuscany, Siena and Chianti to be specific to not only enjoy the fine wine, food and cycling but to honor and remember our friend James Grandmaison who passed away while riding in Tuscany on the road to Castellina in Chianti on [...]

6 09, 2018

Mark, Brian and Bouey do the Vermont Overland 2018

By |2021-11-17T23:40:52+00:00September 6th, 2018|In the News, Lifestyle, Uncategorized, Vermont|1 Comment

My brother Brian has been after me for several years to do this gravel ride in Vermont, the "Vermont Overland".  It has become so popular that within 1 hour on January 1st it is completely sold out, 700 registrants!  Brian has told me multiple times that this ride/race is perhaps one of the best and [...]

1 07, 2018

Lessons learned on the Road Less Traveled by Noah Rossignol

By |2021-12-04T20:14:14+00:00July 1st, 2018|In the News, Lifestyle|0 Comments

One of the most important moments in my life was my first bike ride on "the fake-speed."  The so called "fake-speed" was an old road bike, with Litespeed decals despite not actually being a Litespeed, that had been sitting outside unused for many years.  One day I pulled it out of its resting spot, greased [...]

30 05, 2018

Thoughts on Gravel grinds and the FARM ride, Part 2 Matt’s perspective

By |2018-05-30T00:57:34+00:00May 30th, 2018|Lifestyle|1 Comment

Matt Michaud has captured quite eloquently in the following essay the essence of the FARM ride that he designed and planned in it's entirety.  He believes that it will spark your interest and awaken your senses which will make for an unforgettable adventure.  Don't miss it, FTA's FARM ride June 23, 2018 roll out at [...]

27 05, 2018

Thoughts on Gravel Grinds and “The FARM ride”

By |2018-05-27T11:42:51+00:00May 27th, 2018|In the News, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Matt Michaud and I have been doing gravel rides (that is riding your road bike on surfaces other than tarmac, pavement or city streets) for at least 12-14 years.  I remember it vividly in those early years, we'd plan for an all pavement ride and then invariably and unexpectedly we would encounter a section or [...]