Back Of The Bike Tours Tuyển Dụng 2016

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Cindy Alvarez is from Spring Valley, California. She is retired and spends her time cycling with her friends and her dog. Leading for Adventure Cycling starting in 2015, she staffed the Southern Arizona Road Adventure and the Columbia River Gorge tours in năm nhâm thìn. She has a bucket list of dream tours, with Hawaii, Selkirk Splendor, & Great Parks North at the top of the menu. For Cindy, any day on tour is a dream. While pets aren’t allowed on Adventure Cycling tours, Cindy loves khổng lồ take her dog on tour — last year she took him on a 500-mile self-contained tour from Seattle into Canada, across to Vancouver Island, and baông chồng through the San Juan Islands lớn Seattle. On the road, you’ll see her snacking on a banana or a Payday bar.


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Heather Andersen believes in spending time outdoors every day, seizing the moment, & living a life of no regrets. A writer, bicycle tour leader, & certified yoga teacher, she has cycled on six continents & in all 50 U.S. states. She is most at trang chủ when exploring the world by bicycle, whether riding around the block or in foreign lands. She is the author of I Never Intended khổng lồ Be Brave: A Woman’s Bicycle Journey Through Southern Africa. She first led tours for Adventure Cycling back in 1995. Tours she has led include Great Parks North, Southern Tier, Washington Cascades, San Juan Islands Ramble, Introduction lớn Road Touring — Wisconsin, & Utah Parks. She leads tours khổng lồ tóm tắt her passion for bicycle touring and for the opportunity to lớn inspire others to follow their dreams. She dreams of cycling in Bhuchảy & around the world with her partner.


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Gary Anderson is from Carlsbad, California, and is a retired school teacher. He’s been leading tours for Adventure Cycling since 2013. Most recently, he staffed Idaho Family Fun và California Spring Fling. His favorite tour experience of all time was Wild Coast Central (now Pacific Coast) in 2011: incredible route, perfect weather, and amazing companions! “Best xe đạp ride ever ...day after day!” His dream bicycle tour is an open-ended tour of France và Spain with good friends. He loves leading bike tours because they are a great opportunity khổng lồ interact with incredible people và lớn ride & explore. His favorite on-the-road snaông chồng is cold chocolate milk, and in his college days, he had an afro bigger than a bicycle helmet!


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Don Annonio resides in western Maryl& and has been leading tours since 2011. When he’s not on his bike, you’ll find hlặng paddling, hiking, picking his banjo, or spinning poi. “I just keep finding new things khổng lồ vày that are interesting & light my fire.” In năm trước, he led the Floridomain authority Keys III Self Contained Tour, Sierra Sampler, Blue Ridge Bliss, Ragin’ Cajun, và Texas Hill Country. Don recently backpacked southeast Asia with his daughter. He laughingly says his favorite tour is “the next one.” WhileDon says every tour has its special moments, he enjoys the musical happenings along the Blue Ridge Bliss. He enjoys sharing his passion with others and making new friends. You’re likely lớn find Don’s bike parked next lớn every bakery in every town.


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Charlotte Aycrigg is a Coloravày native. She became an Adventure Cycling tour leader in 2013, and the Adventure Cycling tours she’s done include Cycle Utah, Big Bkết thúc, Black Hills South Dakota, và Sierra Sampler. She has been cycling since childhood và rode in her first tour at age 16. She commuted to work on her bicycle for đôi mươi years và volunteers as a xe đạp mechanic. Before becoming an Adventure Cycling tour leader, Charlotte was a hiking guide on the Coloravày Trail for nine years. Her favorite bicycle tour experience is each và every one of them, and her current dream bicycle tour is Cubố. Charlotte is thrilled to be working with Adventure Cycling và looks forward khổng lồ leading more tours in the future. She loves khổng lồ ride, meet great people, explore new places by bicycle, learn about other cyclists’ experiences, and cultivate more cyclists. Her favorite on-the-road snaông chồng is Fig Newtons.


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Richồng Bartlett is a Washington, DC, native sầu now living in Cumberlvà, Marylvà. He is a retired Coast Guard helicopter pilot who now flies medevac for Maryl& State Police. He’s been leading Adventure Cycling tours since 2012, when he staffed the Blue Ridge Bliss và Mid-Atlantic Countryside tours. His favorite tour experience was riding the Blue Ridge Bliss as a participant & climbing Mt. Mitchell. He loves leading tours for many reasons. “Food, friends, exercise, scenery, food, serving others, teamwork, food, camping, regional history, learning from others’ life experiences, food!” he said. What food, might you ask? Clif bars, bananas, and a cold Monster energy drink help Riông xã get over that last mountain of the day. Riông chồng has been cycling since sixth grade — as captain of his school patrol, he rode his xe đạp lớn kiểm tra on all the crossing guards!


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Kelly Borgershails from Thornbury, Ontario. When she’s not riding her xe đạp, she’s a photographer & painter, & to stay in shape during the Canadian winters, she also loves lớn Nordic ski. 2019 is her first year leading tours with Adventure Cycling on the Washington Cascades & the Cabot Trail Nova Scotia tours. Her favorite touring experience was cycling (& eating) her way up the Atlantic coastline through Portugal, Spain, & France. She has photographed the Boreal forest from Alaska lớn Finlvà, và many of her exhibitions have sầu an environmental focus to raise awareness on protecting the forests that are in our own backyards. Her favorite snaông xã is chocolate in any khung, và she has earned the nickname The Mountain Goat by her kids because she loves lớn climb mountains on her xe đạp.


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Steve Bredthauer is from Vancouver, Washington. He’s a retired water resources engineer & has been leading tours for Adventure Cycling since 2015 when he led Introduction lớn Road Touring – Oregon. He likes leading tours because he enjoys swapping stories with the other riders, making new friends, and biking new areas of the country. His favorite tour experience was riding the North Star tour from Montamãng cầu lớn Alaska in 2014. He had previously lived in Alaska for 19 years, so this felt like a homecoming. His dream tour is biking the European Atlantic coast from northern Norway khổng lồ southern Spain và Portugal on the EuroVelo 1 route. His favorite snaông chồng is chocolate milk — it’s another good reason to bike! When he’s not biking, he’s a compulsive sầu reader — mysteries, history, & science fiction. He’s also enjoyed canoe trips & sea kayaking trips in Alaska and Canada.


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Alan Brown splits his year between Santa Rosa Beach, Florida & Silverthorne, Coloravày. He has led the Florida Gulf Coast, the Natchez Trace, and the Ragin’ Cajun tours và is excited for more. He has two favorite tour experiences: the first was cross country in 1975 on a $165 xe đạp and no cell phone. The second? Adventure Cycling’s Great Parks North. “Diving deep into the Canadian Rockies was stunning, at times remote, but always an adventure.” His dream tour is khổng lồ see Alaska. Alan’s favorite on-the-road snaông chồng is hard-boiled eggs — especially after they’ve been rolling around in the handlebar bag for a few miles in yesterday’s sandwich bag.


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Art Brown is from Winnipeg, Manitocha, và retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force after 38+ years of service. He has been leading tours for Adventure Cycling since 1996 và led or worked every type of tour Adventure Cycling offers. His favorite tour experience of all time was the four months he spent in năm nhâm thìn riding solo across Australia. He loves leading bike tours because they lead khổng lồ interactions with people from different walks of life and countries và they provide the opportunity for hyên to not only pass on his knowledge but also learn new things. He also loves anything chocolate.


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Sarah Burch hails from Seattle, Washington. Described as down-to-earth và grounded-airy-fairy, Sarah spent the last couple of years simplifying her life, shedding the things that bogged her down from living khổng lồ her fullest potential. In 2012, she “semi-retired” from the corporate world in order khổng lồ appease her sense of wanderlust and focus her energies on her passions. She enjoys adventuring, laughing, blogging, practicing yoga, volunteering with animals, traveling, finding shapes in the clouds, housesitting, và exploring the out-of-doors. Other passions include voluntary simplicity, financial independence, happiness maximization, and sucking the marrow out of life. Oh … và bicycle touring, of course. She has been on a slew of solo và group tours ranging from overnight to lớn multiple months in length. Riding Shirley (her Surly LHT) and fueled by candy corn, she thrives on the simple joys of touring. A few times a year, you can find Sarah teaching a class on bicycle touring in the Seattle area. Sarah looks forward to leading tours with Adventure Cycling, sharing her enthusiasm và love for touring with other cyclists.


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Carolyn Campbell is from Ann Arbor, Michigan, but is currently living in New Orleans. Off the xe đạp, you can find her romping around in the forest with 20 4-year-olds in tow since she works as an early childhood educator with a focus on outdoor education. Her first year leading tours with Adventure Cycling was 2018 on the Coloravị High-Country Classic & Death Valley tours. Her most memorable touring experience is cruising through narrow canyons down the winding, one-way, freshly-paved Artist’s Drive in Death Valley National Park — a dream! Carolyn’s dream bike tour is lớn circumnavigate all the Great Lakes, and her favorite on-the-road snaông xã is jerky và chocolate-covered cherries, but she also considers herself a baked-goods quái thú. She loves leading tours because “it’s a dream to be able lớn chia sẻ stories, tư vấn each other, and discover new places on two wheels.”


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Joyce Casey is from Portlvà, Oregon, where she has lived for 25 years. She has been leading tours for Adventure Cycling since 2008, most recently on the San Juan Islands Inn to lớn Inn tour. She has had many singular moments on a xe đạp, but she especially remembers the feeling of riding up and up and up the mountains on the Cascadian Traverse & the amazing feeling of exhilaration & the rush of self-confidence that washed over her as she stood at the top of the hill. Joyce has led a number of Introduction khổng lồ Bicycle Touring trips and loves when participants realize they really can vị it. Her favorite thing is to tóm tắt her love sầu for bicycle adventuring with other participants. All of her bikes have fenders, all of her gear is color-matched & sorted with rigor, and she’d rather you didn’t know that her handlebar bag is filled with pretzel M&Ms.


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Alice Charkes has been living in Brattleboro, Vermont, for the past 30 years và has been a cycle tourist about that long. She took the Leadership Training Course in 1994 after having done trips ranging from three days to three months in the U.S. and Europe. Starting in 1995, she has been working for Adventure Cycling và has led Teton Yellowstone, Sound khổng lồ Sea, Glacier Waterton, the TransAm, Adirondacks, Finger Lakes, & Cape Cod Pilgrimage trips. She has been instructing Leadership Training since 1998. In addition, she has done 15 consecutive self-contained family trips with her daughter, mostly in New Engl& but also on the C&O & Erie Canal, in Nova Scotia, và in Michigan. In 2015, the two of them cycled End-to-End in Englvà and Scotlvà. Outside of year-round xe đạp commuting & bike/ped advocacy in southern Vermont, Alice is an elementary school French teacher, an avid knitter, & a budding classical violinist.


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Sam Ciraulo is from Troy, Thủ đô New York, better known as “The Home of Uncle Sam.” He is a retired architect & professional photographer, và he will be staffing two Adventure Cycling tours this year. His best tour experience was in 2010, on a self-supported 390-mile tour designed to lớn Điện thoại tư vấn attention to health care services for US veterans. As they approached the town of Marcellus, NY, a motorcade escorted them through the center of town to lớn the front steps of the Ralph Share American Legion Post, where they were greeted by the mayor và some post members & enjoyed homemade cookies, pies, và pastries. After sharing snacks & stories with the members of the post, the motorcade accompanied them out of town all the way lớn that night’s lodging, 13 miles away. Sam’s dream tour is the TransAm, self-contained, with no schedule & no deadlines! He loves bike tours because of the camaraderie, relaxed pace, simpliđô thị and honesty of bicycle touring. Whether pedaling through remote mountain passes in Alaska or over Rail trails along the Erie Canal there is a special “magic” that happens on tour. On the road, you can find Sam munching on his favorite touring snack--a peanut butter & Nutella sandwich!


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Lidomain authority Clouser is from Brno, Czech Republic, but currently resides in McGọi, Idaho, where she works at the public library. She began leading tours for Adventure Cycling in 2019 with Death Valley &, as a participant, her favorite group tour has been Tetons-Yellowstone. One of her favorite touring experiences was crossing the suspension bridges over the emerald rivers of Slovenia on a bicycle, and she dreams of riding the Idaho Hot Springs Route. Lida loves bicycle touring because “there is no better way to travel, it’s just the right pace lớn see the sights and be able to stop often lớn chat with the locals.” She also loves uphills — the longer the hill, the wider her smile gets. Her favorite touring snack is fresh fruit.


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Ryan Conaughty is from Rochester, NY. He began leading tours for Adventure Cycling in 2019 with two epics: the Northern Tier & the Pacific Coast. He has completed the TransAm and Northern Tier (both solo), as well as hiked the Camino de Santiago. When not leading bicycle tours, you can find hyên ổn coaching his local US Masters swim team, reading voraciously, or watching old Boss movies. His favorite tour experience was in Glacier National Park, where he spent an entire day sitting on a dochồng in Apgar, staring into the mountains và the next day, climbing Going-to-the-Sun Road. Bicycle travel & tourism, for hyên ổn, is the single most important act of freedom a person can give themselves và the best way lớn inspire others. It also provided hyên with his favorite mantra: "Keep Going". His favorite on the road snaông chồng is Cheddar Chex-Mix, a bottle of Pedialyte, và local chocolate milk.


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Kate Cunningham is from Seattle, Washington. She does high-tech startups when she’s not leading tours. She has been leading tours since 1980, her first tour being the TransAmerica Trail tour for Bikecentennial. That tour left Portlvà just days after the Mount St. Helens eruption! Recent tours she has led include the Leadership Training Course, Glacier Waterton tour, & Tetons-Yellowstone tour. Her favorite tour experience of all time was riding the Southern Tier on a tandem with her 13-year-old daughter. Her daughter entertained her with Dave Barry’s story about John Smith, which just cracked her up every time she heard it! Her dream tour is khổng lồ cycle across Ireland. She loves leading tours because she has more fun than she previously thought was humanly possible! Her favorite on-the-road snack is almond butter và bananas.


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Sue Davendonis is originally from Wisconsin & currently resides in Highl&, Illinois. After retiring from the Air Force, she now runs marathons herself và half marathons with her daughter, và she backpacks & travels to lớn visit family và friends all over the country. She’s been leading tours for Adventure Cycling since 2010, including Death Valley, Colorado Classic High Country, and Cycle Washington. She loves lớn cốt truyện xe đạp riding with like-minded people who are looking for adventure, especially watching those who are new to touring discover that they can bởi it & it is fun. Her favorite tour experience, where she made lifelong friends, was her cross-country ride in 2001 on a tandem with her 13-year-old son. “I was taller than him when we started & by the over, seven weeks later, he was taller than me!” Her favorite road snachồng is ice cream, of course, chocolate, since it is a food group, right? Her dream tour is whatever is next!


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Erin Detwiler is from Madison, Wisconsin. When she’s not leading tours, she’s an architectural designer and swyên coach. This is her first year leading Adventure Cycling tours. Her favorite tour experience combined her passion for cycling with her passion for architecture. “C&O Canal & Allegheny Passage walking through the Paw Paw tunnel gave me a lot of perspective on the engineering và work,” she said. Her dream tour is a self-contained cross-country tour. She loves leading tours to experience the twists and turns that a tour brings with new and interesting people! On the road, you’ll find Erin munching on peanut M&Ms.


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Tony Docal is from Atlanta, Georgia. When he’s not leading bike tours, he’s developing/managing/administering engineering education programs for NASA & other organizations. Tony has been leading bike tours for Adventure Cycling since 2014. He recently led the Underground Railroad, Great Parks North, và Natchez Trace tours. His dream bike tour, which he is still planning, is Nordkphầm mềm, Norway, to Sagres, Portugal. His favorite on-the-road snachồng is jelly beans!


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Cathy Donaldson grew up in Australia, và now hails from Seattle. She is an ESL teacher at a community college, và this is her second year leading tours with Adventure Cycling. Her favorite tour experience was in 2010. After being laid off from her dead-over job, she celebrated by taking her bike khổng lồ France for six weeks, touring Brittany và Normandy as a totally clueless, well-over-the-age-of-30 solo woman cyclist. Her dream tour is to be able khổng lồ climb every hill in any country on her fully loaded bike và not topple over. She loves leading xe đạp tours because she loves hanging out with other people who “get” bikes, và discovering so many beautiful places at xe đạp speed. Her favorite on-the-road snack is a Dove sầu ice cream bar, & she leaves us with a quote she once heard: “If you st& on your possessions, you can see for miles; if you carry your possessions, they will crush you.”


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Greg Edwards is from Fincastle, Virginia, and has been leading tours for Adventure Cycling since 2008. Most recently, he led Sierra Sampler, Washington Cascades, và Blue Ridge Bliss. When he’s not on the road, he works for Gander Mountain and designs và leads various outdoor adventures for Roanoke City Parks và Recreation. His favorite tour experience of all time was the spectacular beauty of the Washington Cascades tour. His dream bicycle tour is lớn ride from the U.S. border through Canadomain authority & into Alaska. He loves leading bicycle tours because he loves exploring this amazing country by bicycle. “I know there are others that nói qua this passion. I have sầu a chất lượng opportunity to make their dreams come true. It gives me great pleasure khổng lồ be a part of creating cherished, life-long memories for all the interesting people I meet on tours,” he said. His favorite on-the-road snachồng is peanut butter. He comes across as serious at first, but not for long: he’s been known to show up on tour in a hula skirt và coconut bra, or an Abe Lincoln costume, or dressed as a cowboy! In addition to lớn cycling, he enjoys mountaineering, kayaking, cross country skiing, running, hunting, and fishing.


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Ken Exum currently lives in Galesburg, Illinois, but is actually from all over. He’s a retired Navy officer, former high school teacher, & former photojournacác mục who now works in newspaper management. Ken has been leading tours for Adventure Cycling since 2014. In năm ngoái, he is co-leading the Southern Tier (Van) II tour và in 2014 he was privileged to lớn co-lead the TransAm (Van) tour. Although Ken’s all-time favorite touring experience was a solo self-contained trip from San Diego lớn San Francisco in the early ’80s, he doesn’t think he has ever had a trip that he didn’t thoroughly enjoy. At this point, his dream tour would be to lớn ride self-contained from somewhere (anywhere) in the midwest khổng lồ Anchorage, Alaska. Ken loves seeing how much fun the tour participants are having, & he loves to help them have that much fun. Ken likes to lớn eat peanuts mixed with granola và dried cherries while he’s riding. And fig or cherry Newtons! He also enjoys riding in sub-zero Midwestern winter weather, especially when there’s snow, almost as much as he enjoys riding in the summer. Almost!


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Mark Gabrenya is from Lexington, Massachusetts, và when he is not leading tours he is a freelance graphic designer. He has been leading tours since 2017 & most recently helped out on the Idaho Family Fun Trip. His favorite touring experience is arriving at the Kananaskis Wilderness Hostel after a long climb in Alberta with “bike-stopping” wind gusts. Luckily a group of Canadians shared dinner with hyên ổn when he realized all he had was plain pasta. His dream xe đạp tour would be the Northern Tier lớn the Lewis và Clark route. He loves leading bike tours to lớn chia sẻ chất lượng adventures with interesting people. His favorite on the road snack is Fig Newtons, but he would be happy with anything he can eat out of his handlebar bag. “Seeing the landscape at 10 mph and being able to stop và admire the view anytime you want. You can’t vì chưng that in a car!”


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Joe Garcia is fortunate lớn have sầu spent his whole life in Southern California và currently lives in San Diego. Since he retired in 2017, he has been able to spover more time cycling, hiking, & working with mosaic tiles. Joe began leading tours for Adventure Cycling in 2018 with the Route 66 Santa sắt lớn Flagstaff and the Southern Arizona Road Adventure tours. So far, his favorite bicycle tour was the Baja Peninsula with his wife, and he dreams about riding both the Underground Railroad và the stretch of Great Britain from Land’s End to lớn John O’Groats. His favorite things about bike travel are the people và the day to lớn day unpredictability of the road. His favorite riding snacks are Clif Bars & cold lemonade.

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David Gast is from Camas, Washington. He recently retired from his career as a working engineer & manager of engineering teams. He began leading for Adventure Cycling with the Sierra Sampler tour in 2018 and looks forward lớn leading a couple of tours each year. When he’s not on the road, David volunteers as a mechanic at various bicycle benefit rides each year và also volunteers as a climbing steward on Mount St. Helens. He’s toured in the Pyrenees, Alps, & Dolomites, và Croatia where he learned not khổng lồ drink the espresso down lớn the very last sludgy bit. His favorite touring memories are from the 12 northwest bicycle tours he took with his kids on a tandem. His favorite on-the-road snack is almond butter on homemade whole wheat bread. After living & riding in Barcelona, Spain, he enjoys making paella & is still in search of the perfect socarrat.


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Jessica Green hails from Houston, Texas, where she runs an Airbnb business. When she’s not helping guests or out riding, she enjoys playing Clip games and Elder Scrolls Online. Jessica began leading tours for Adventure Cycling in 2020 with the Big Bend van & Southern Tier self-contained tours. Her favorite tour experience was in 2014 when she rode from Banff, Alberta, lớn Antelope Wells, New Mexiteo, along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. “It was 30 days of some of the most beautiful landscapes I have sầu ever seen. The time alone to enjoy the remote areas of the U.S. was one of my best experiences.” Before leading tours, she worked in bicycle retail for 10 years & spent đôi mươi years as an avid mountain and road bike racer. She’s also a fairly good mechanic và is great at helping others learn how to vày basic maintenance. She loves meeting people who are passionate about bicycle travel và enjoys seeing them experience the world from the seat of a bicycle. Her favorite on-the-road snaông chồng is bacon!


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Jared Griffin is from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is currently between careers when he isn’t leading xe đạp tours. He spent 21 years as a swyên coach and an assistant aquatics director. As he is not independently wealthy, nor even dependently wealthy, he is currently looking for his next career. “It is hard lớn narrow down my favorite touring experience of all time, as touring itself is a great experience. 60 miles on the Erie Canal towpath in the rain, no problem. The Kancamagus Pass on a picture-perfect Sunday morning in July with about 100 other cyclists, sign me up. However, my favorite was when I was taken in by two road angels, Mike & Steve, in Milton, Ohio. They put me up for the night, took me out to lớn dinner, into town for supplies &, of course, Graeter"s for ice cream. Naturally, they refused any compensation or contribution on my part, but I continue lớn pay it forward.” His dream bicycle tour is one where he doesn’t get hit by a oto ... seriously, it’s happened twice. Honestly, a solo cross-country trip is in his future. He loves leading bike tours as it’s sharing a comtháng interest with strangers who become friends. What’s not lớn love? He loves sharing his knowledge with new riders and learning from others. His favorite on-the-road snachồng is chocolate milk or ice cream, preferably Häagen-Dazs. He is a bicycle commuter in Minnesota and the coldest temperature he has ridden in is -35 degree wind chill for an eight-mile commute. A funny thing about hlặng is that the high school swimmers he coached still think his occupation is a hearse driver. It might have something khổng lồ vì chưng with the fact that he showed up to lớn practice in a hearse ... twice.


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Yvonne Gsteiger was born in Switzerland và lives in Tallahassee, Floridomain authority. When she’s not leading xe đạp tours, she is an attorney focusing most of her 28-year career on water law và Everglades restoration. She began leading tours for Adventure Cycling in the summer of 2015. She’s led Family Fun — Idaho, Idaho Relaxed, và Sierra Sampler. “It’s been a long-standing dream to become a tour leader that I’ve sầu finally had time khổng lồ realize now that the kids are older.” Her favorite tour experience was not her longest, but it was her most meaningful. She took two six-day camping xe đạp trips on a tandem with her daughter when she was 12 và 14 years old. She feels there is no “dream” bike tour. She just loves being outdoors, cycling during the day, camping in a tent at night, spending time with friends, và playing music. She loves listening lớn và sharing adventures và stories with participants. Each person has a chất lượng life story. Being a peanut butter lover, a good standby is always a PB&J sandwich. She owns one worm farm, two dogs, three cats, & four chickens — all in downtown Tallahassee! She played collegiate tennis before spending 10 years as a competitive triathlete. Later it was bike racing, teaching spin classes, long-distance touring, và camping. Her next big family trip will be a second bike tour through Denmark to lớn commemorate the 40th anniversary of completing her first tour through Denmark on a three-speed homemade xe đạp. She plays hammer dulcimer và penny whistle in an Irish band.


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Lynn Hamilton is from San Luis Obispo, CA. She works as an agribusiness professor at California Polytechnic State University during her time away from leading xe đạp tours. Since 1997, Lynn has been leading tours all over the U.S. Most recently she led New Mexico Enchanted Lands, Portland-Crater Lake, và Blachồng Hills Inn to lớn Inn. Her favorite tour experience was riding “blind” through the glaciers of Norway. “Without the benefit of great cycling maps, I had no idea how far I would have sầu lớn climb or how many tunnels awaited me on the descents!” Her dream bike tour is to ride around coastal nước Australia và Tasmania. She loves leading bike tours because she gets to tóm tắt her love sầu of the open road with others. On the road, she likes to lớn munch on M&M’s và guzzle ice-cold root beer. As a former 4-H tuy nhiên leader, don’t be surprised when she leads her participants through a rendition of “The Bear Song” or “Do Your Ears Hang Low!”


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Kelly Hannegan is from Folsom, California, where she is the owner of a construction company. Most recently, she led the Idaho Relaxed, California Spring Fling, & Texas Hill Country tours. Her favorite tour experience of all time was a self-contained trip on Cape Cod. Her dream tour is across America. She leads xe đạp tours because she loves the people và the joy cycling brings them. Her favorite on-the-road snachồng is peanut butter Balance bars. She loves country music & silly xe đạp jokes. And her favorite cycling partners are her college-aged daughters, Kirby and Brook.


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Ray Hanson is from Fort Collins, Colorado. He has been leading tours for Adventure Cycling since 2007. Favorite tour-leading assignments include the Southern Tier & Teton Tides, both self-contained, & the Teton-Yellowstone và the Wild Coast van-supported tours. His favorite tour experience of all time was dropping down into his hometown of Kane, Pennsylvania, after two months on the Northern Tier và feeling a rush of childhood memories after an absence of over 45 years. He loves leading xe đạp tours for the satisfaction of seeing participant"s confidence grow during the progression of the tour and their smiling faces after a tough climb or long day in the saddle.His favorite on-the-road snaông chồng is a juicypear. He sold his oto in 2012 & bicycles around Fort Collins and beyond for fitness and errands.


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Bill Herrmann is from Alamosa, Colorado. When he’s not leading tours, he is an assistant professor of accounting at Adams State University. He’s led bike tours for Adventure Cycling since 1976, including Cycle Montana, Black Hills, Idaho Relaxed, và Cycle Utah. His favorite riding experience was riding across Kansas on the TransAmerica Trail & realizing, “I can do this!” His dream tour is 70 degrees, tailwind, và low traffic. Meeting the participants và running into the unexpected beautiful moments is why he loves leading tours. They all have such interesting life stories. Favorite on-the-road snack? Pie, cherry or peach. He’s fond of Australian country music.


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Louis Hernandez was born & raised in New York City và spent much of his life working as a guidance counselor & special education teacher. He utilized self-contained bicycle touring as a therapeutic và educational tool with inner-đô thị, at-risk youth for over 30 years, và his favorite tour experience was the first time he led adjudicated inner-đô thị youth on a self-contained tour of Massachusetts và Cape Cod. He still works as an adjunct assistant professor và Outward Bound facilitator. Louis proposed, researched, and will lead the Adventure Cycling Puerlớn Riteo tour. Previously he led tours for Adventure Cycling in Colorabởi vì và New Englvà. He dreams of riding through Europe and loves almond butter và fruit jam sandwiches as his favorite on-the-road snaông chồng. Why does he love sầu leading tours? It feeds his soul khổng lồ watch other’s experiences on a bicycle.


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Beth Ann Hinnant resides in Staunton, Virginia. A retired computer programmer, she has staffed our Ragin" Cajun, Southern Charm, and Texas Hill Country tours & is about khổng lồ co-lead the Atlantic Coast van tour. Her favorite tour so far was riding the Southern Tier Route self-contained. Meeting incredible people và exploring small-town America made the trip for Beth Ann. Europe is at the top of her danh sách for a bike tour dream. She is extremely excited lớn interact with like-minded people và chia sẻ knowledge she has gained with her many years of touring. Her favorite snaông xã includes Fritos, nuts, and anything chocolate. Her sense of humor shines through, with sarcasm & deadpan humor being a specialty. Beth Ann-isms are created on a regular basis, and she likes people lớn know “Biking is my life, and I love sầu to lớn tour và will ride just about anywhere!”


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Tamra Hirano splits her time between homes in Bonney Lake, Washington, và Maramãng cầu, Arizomãng cầu. When she’s not on her bicycle, she enjoys golf và other forms of travel. She began staffing fully supported tours for Adventure Cycling in 2018 và co-leading van tours in 20đôi mươi. Tamra’s favorite tour so far was Route 66: “It was my very first xe đạp tour, & the friendships I made on that tour continue today. It also sparked my interest in leading tours và working the large tour events.” She loves leading tours because she enjoys watching the faces of newer folks who might be scared và intimidated at the beginning of a trip become more and more confident as the day goes by & when they roll inlớn camp in the evening. Tamra has a nine-year-old grandson who recently went on his second Adventure Cycling tour — she’s hoping khổng lồ instill in him a love of bicycling that will last hlặng a lifetime. Her favorite on-the-road snacks are Oreos và Ruffles potalớn chips.


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Delindomain authority Hood is from Vero Beach, Florida. A retired professional photographer, she now says her iPhone is her favorite camera. Delindomain authority has been leading tours for Adventure Cycling since năm nhâm thìn including Route 66, C&O Gap Tour, & the Minnesota Paul Bunyan Family Fun Ride. Her self-contained Southern Tier has been her favorite tour to lớn date, but the ultimate tour would be one without a deadline & just going where the wind takes her. She loves being with people who have sầu the same love sầu of being outdoors and discovering the backroads of America at the tốc độ of a bicycle. Clementines are her favorite cycling snack, & when she isn’t riding a bike, Geocaching is a big hobby. She hopes lớn find one in every state — only 10 states lớn go!


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Christi Horton is from Portlvà, Oregon. She used to be an international credit analyst in New York but gave sầu it up khổng lồ spover more time on her xe đạp và exploring the world. She has been leading tours with Adventure Cycling since năm 2016, including tours down the West Coast, in Southern Utah, & in Idaho and Canada (the Selkirk Loop). She has crossed the country twice by bike — on the TransAm Route and the Southern Tier. She finds it deeply satisfying khổng lồ spend months living the rhythm of the road, & she is constantly awed by the beauty and variety of the landscapes she crosses through. Her dream tour would be lớn spkết thúc a few months cycling around Europe. For her, it is a big thrill khổng lồ watch people achieve their dreams, whether that means rising khổng lồ the physical and mental challenges of a cycling tour, crossing off a big bucket-danh sách thắng lợi, or just seeing a new part of the world. Favorite road snack? She subscribes to lớn the ride-to-eat theory, which means she takes full advantage of the calorie burn to lớn indulge in whatever strikes her fancy. She’s one of those rare people who doesn’t lượt thích coffee ... tea, please!


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Cammie Howard is from Boulder, Coloravì, and began leading for Adventure Cycling in 2010. Most recently, she led Coloravì chưng San Juan Inn lớn Inn, Wine & Harvest, Idaho Relaxed, và Coloravị Wildflowers. Her favorite tour experience of all time was the TransAm. “The TransAm let me see America in a way that was unique and breathtaking. Small towns, good company, & daily wonders both natural & cultural. It is an experience that I will never forget.” Her two dream tours are the Great Divide from top to lớn bottom và a tour of Europe. She loves leading bike tours for the time spent with participants & helping them have sầu positive sầu experiences. Her favorite on-the-road snaông xã is a peanut butter, banana, honey, and dark chocolate sandwich! She has a way with words. She mixes metaphors & has said things like, “Whatever floats your bubble.” She can be quite witty. She has a picture of herself on a xe đạp at age two, and has lived on a bike her entire life.


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Jerry Hughes is from Reno, Nevada, & has been leading tours for Adventure Cycling since 2010. He is a retired educator và now volunteers for several agencies. Jerry has led the Pacific Coast North, Central, and South; Pueblos to lớn Peaks; Big Bkết thúc Loop; and Florida Keys. His favorite tour experiences include many laughs & nhảy to his “Adventure Cycling playlist” with participants. His dream bicycle tour is the North Sea Bike Route, which starts in Germany and goes through Scandinavia. “I love sầu exploring new places by bicycle and meeting extremely fun và interesting people,” Hughes said of leading. His favorite on-the-road snaông xã is a chocolate chip Clif Bar. He commuted khổng lồ work by bicycle for many years, & now that he’s retired — he rides to lớn the golf course! And he has ridden the entire Pacific Coast Bicycle Route twice.


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Cynthia Johnson is originally from Texas but now lives in Washington, DC. She began leading tours for Adventure Cycling in 2019 as a co-leader on New Mexico Enchanted Lands và as staff on Idaho Family Fun. Her favorite touring memory is reaching the top of Red Meadow Pass on a beautiful summer day while on the Intro to Dirt Touring - Montana tour. Her dream tour is somewhere off-road in the mountains or near the sea. CJ loves leading tours because she enjoys meeting new people & sharing life at xe đạp speed. As for her favorite touring snaông chồng — “whatever’s in my jersey pocket!”


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Holly Johnson hails from Bedford, New Hampshire. When not leading tours, she enjoys mountain biking và hiking with her husb&, gardening, cooking, reading, and learning new things — a consummate student. She’s also taking on all of New Hampshire’s 48 4Ks and happens to lớn be a certified hypnotist. Her first year leading tours with Adventure Cycling is 2019 with the Big Bendvà Epic Great Divide van tours. Holly’s favorite touring memory was on a five-week multisport Wilderness Adventure in New Zealand with her husb& where “one of my fondest memories was the incredible xe đạp ride inkhổng lồ Milford Sound … absolutely breathtaking!” When she was younger, she raced mountain bikes and was the Novice Female Champion for her age group ... in her first year of racing! Her favorite touring snaông chồng is BoBo Bars, especially the coconut ones, & she’s a firm believer that an avocabởi a day keeps the doctor away.


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Denny Koontz currently lives in Tacoma, Washington. She is an emergency veterinarian at a 24-hour specialty/referral practice. This will be her first year leading tours for Adventure Cycling, but she has been a part of many tours in the past. Her favorite place to ride is the Blue Ridge Parkway. “There’s something magical about biking in the mountains of North Carolimãng cầu and Virginia.” Someday she would lượt thích khổng lồ tour Chile và Patagonia, although a one- khổng lồ two-year “world tour” is not out of the question. She loves lớn be out on the road, meeting new people, & enjoying the moments that you can only find when traveling by bicycle. Her favorite on the road snacks are clementine oranges, Rice Crispy treats, & candied orange slices. She thinks all downhills must be earned & is a complete xe đạp travel junkie, usually not going longer then six to eight weeks without going somewhere!


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Danmãng cầu Korak currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiamãng cầu. In 2013, she retired from the U.S. Postal Service, & after 34 years of service she is enjoying the freedom lớn pack up her bicycle and travel spontaneously. She also enjoys organizing club rides & bike overnights for the Central Indiana Bicycle Association (CIBA) along with other random self-guided tours. She began touring self-contained with Adventure Cycling in 2013 & completed the Leadership Training Course & Intro khổng lồ Road Touring as part of her retirement plan. In năm ngoái, she had the pleasure of helping staff the Great Lakes Relaxed. Every tour is a new adventure that consists of chance encounters with different people. She loves the pace of bicycle touring. “The scenery changes before you, and yet, as the world passes by, you become part of the scenery leaving a lasting impression on someone’s mind.” Her dream bicycle tour is an open-ended tour across the U.S. with time lớn spend a week or more exploring each state. She loves sharing the adventure of bicycle touring và the excitement of discovering the next, whatever that might be. It is a privilege lớn be a part of the tư vấn system that inspires and empowers people lớn pursue their dreams or goals. When it comes khổng lồ eating on the road, she prefers finding a local café or market. For her that is part of the adventure, but, just in case, she usually throws a Clif Bar in her pocket. She also enjoys brewing beer, kite making, và sailing.


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Ankur Kumar is originally from wild & wonderful West Virginia but currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2017, having never ridden longer than 30 miles before, Ankur planned a trip along the C&O Canal for himself and five friends. “The cycling was great, but really, the camaraderie sold me.” He loves bike touring so much that his life-long goal is lớn explore the whole world by bicycle. 20đôi mươi is Ankur’s first year leading for Adventure Cycling, & he’s “stoked” lớn get lớn know his crew. Surprisingly enough, outside of being an outdoor enthusiast, Ankur’s day-to-day life involves lots of computers and coding. Ankur runs a small custom software cửa hàng based in Pittsburgh.


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Johnny Lam is from Los Angeles, California. When he’s not leading bike tours, he is an entrepreneur & League Certified Instructor. Johnny has been leading tours for Adventure Cycling since năm ngoái, và his favorites so far are Bicycle Route 66, Vermont Inn khổng lồ Inn, Colorado Classic Hill Country, & half of the TransAm. He absolutely loves exploring a location he’s never been before or rediscovering a familiar place from a different perspective sầu. It’s the anticipation of being somewhere that’s on his bucket các mục & then actually getting there that makes him extremely elated. His dream is to lớn ride in Southeast Asia to explore Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, và to lớn travel to lớn where he was born in Vietphái nam. If you’re ever in Los Angeles, look hyên ổn up! He is pretty familiar with getting around there by xe đạp & can show you a good time. Many people are initially intimidated to ride in L.A. traffic, but L.A. isn’t a bad place khổng lồ ride if you know how to navigate it. Favorite road snack? “I scream for ice cream!”


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Mike Lessard currently resides in Missoula and works as the Director of the Tours Department. Born and raised in the great state of Maine, Mike spent his childhood outdoors hiking và camping with his family, which gave sầu him a passion for being with people outside. For six years, he worked with a youth adventure program called Apogee Adventures where he led a variety of hiking và biking tours for high school students. Most notably, he journeyed across the country with a group of kids on a self-contained Charleston to San Diego ride — two years in a row! His favorite ride of all time? The Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park during bikes-only season. When not on a xe đạp, Mike is climbing a mountain or hanging out at the local ice cream siêu thị.


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Emily Loberg is from Salem, Oregon. Her favorite tour experience of all time is when she was riding from Oregon to Maine in the summer of 2016, she spent three nights in Glacier National Parking camping with a “group” of 11 other touring cyclists she had met on the road. “We were traveling in groups of one to lớn three và all came together spontaneously.” During their time in the park, they shared hiking, swimming, và evening concerts with folks who had brought instruments on their tour. They all woke up at 4 a.m. lớn xe đạp Going khổng lồ the Sun Road over Logan Pass and then camped together in Saint Mary và went out for pizza in town. After Glacier, they all went their separate ways, but for those couple of days they were a magical bicycle touring family. Emily’s dream tour is bicycling around the world. She considers bicycle touring as her favorite lifestyle and she loves traveling và meeting new places and people, & loves introducing people khổng lồ bicycle touring and learning from folks who have sầu experienced the road for years. Her favorite on-the-road snack is a butterscotch milkshake!


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Joe Loviska is from Missoula, Montamãng cầu. When he’s not on tour, he works for a recumbent manufacturing company called Lightfoot Cycles và substitute teaches. Joe has been leading for Adventure Cycling since 2007. He began as a mechanic on sự kiện tours & worked inlớn leadership roles starting in 2010. Most recently, he led Big Bover Loop, the Underground Railroad, và the Southern Tier. One of his all-time favorite tour experiences was leading the Southern Tier in 2012 because of the group involved. “Everyone was so committed khổng lồ each other, making sure that everyone was successful while having a great time crossing the country. It was amazing khổng lồ see!” His dream bicycle tour is riding the spine of the continents, from Alaska to lớn Argentimãng cầu, incorporating the Great Divide Route through North America. He loves leading xe đạp tours for the singular opportunity khổng lồ see this incredible country in an intimate light — the small towns, the unmatched scenery, & the interesting people full of their culture — all while experiencing it aý muốn a group of strangers who have sầu come together for a common goal & want khổng lồ help each other succeed. He has many favorite on-the-road snacks, including Corn Nuts, Fritos, Snickers, dried fruit, carrot cake, celery sticks, fried chicken, and peanut butter & jelly sandwiches — especially those. He likes lớn play the jaw harp on the road, preferably while coasting down a slight incline, riding no handed. He also likes to eat his PB&J in that position. And he believes that riding across the country should be a mandatory part of every high school curriculum!


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Doug Lukach is from Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a semi-retired business unit manager. His favorite tour experience of all time was in May 2011 when he was on the Intro lớn Road Touring course in Oregon. He immediately used his newfound knowledge to ride from Eugen, Oregon, to lớn Milwaukee,Wisconsin! His dream tour would be through all 50 states. “I love any tour that pushes my limits and takes me out of my comfort zone,” he said. Doug loves xe đạp touring because of all the wonderful people you meet and seeing people overcome challenges và accomplish things they previously thought were not possible. While touring he never wants to lớn be without peanut butter and/or something with peanut butter in it!


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Terri Lyde hails from Atlanta, GA. By day, she’s a software developer with sprinkles of triathlons, hiking, & kayaking in her spare time. She’s been leading tours for Adventure Cycling since 2013 và her two favorites, so far, have sầu been Death Valley và Coloravì chưng Wildflowers. Terri’s all time favorite tour experience was riding into lớn the entrance of Death Valley National Park and sleeping underneath the stars there. “The views were incredible — I had never seen stars lượt thích that!” Her dream bicycle tour would be going from town lớn town in foreign country — perhaps the Netherlands or Vietphái nam. She loves leading tours since she can mô tả her passion of cycling, traveling, seeing new places, meeting new people, & having great experiences with others. Her favorite on the road snaông chồng is Oreos. “There are so many great flavors now. Red Velvet is my favorite!” And you might not guess it, but one day she wants to lớn play electric guitar in a rock b&.


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David Lynch is currently living in Richmond, Virginia, but his heart (và former home) is in the mountains of Coloravì chưng and the canyons of Utah. David has been affiliated with Adventure Cycling since 2010 and in that time has worked on family, van-supported, inn-to-inn, instructional, and self-contained tours. "I enjoy the unique challenges và opportunities of each type of tour, but the teaching và fully loaded tours are what I gravitate toward." Some of his most memorable trips have included the Underground Railroad, C&O Canal/GAP.., và TransAm. "Each route tells a story that is rich and complex. The same can be said for the stories of our participants & I love that bicycling allows us lớn learn about & fully experience each other"s stories. I continue to lớn meet amazing & interesting people, and make new memories along the way.” A former funeral director, David is now pursuing clinical social work with a particular interest in adventure-based therapy. His dream trips include a leisurely paced bicycle tour of most of the U.S. National Parks, and kayaking down the entire length of the Mississippi River. He also continues his quest for the best strawberry rhubarb pie in North America (current pick: Cooky’s Cafe, Golden City, Missouri).


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Adrian Martinhails from Finger, Tennessee. He has ridden to all four corners of this country, and his favorite memory is waking up at dawn in Glacier National Park and riding over Logan Pass on Going-to-the-Sun Road with the sun rising behind hyên. His dream bicycle tour is khổng lồ ride around Europe, stopping to lớn visit all the castles on the way. Adrian began leading with Adventure Cycling in 2019, và most of all he enjoys sharing his passion for touring with other riders. His favorite on-the-road snacks are Pop Tarts. He’s certainly come a long way since his first bicycle: “It had a coaster brake, which I didn’t know how to use, so I would just jump off and hit the ground running!”


Meg McGuire is from Oaklvà, California, & is currently a graduate student working on dual masters degrees — Arts in Social Change và Divinity. On the xe đạp, Meg joined the inaugural TransAm U30 tour as a participant in năm nhâm thìn, và after getting khổng lồ Oregon, continued south to lớn the Bay area where she currently lives. She has also helped lead the California Wine Country Relaxed tour. Her dream tour is riding the Baja Divide, và she has a favorite on-the-road snaông xã of oatmeal with a variety of toppings so that it never gets old. Growing up with stories from her dad about riding with Bikecentennial in 1981, she knew it was something she would vày, too!


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Richard Mead is from Greenville, South Carolimãng cầu, and has been leading tours for Adventure Cycling since năm trước. He is retired & a part-time ski instructor when most people think it’s too cold khổng lồ xe đạp. Most recently, he was a staff thành viên on Ragin’ Cajun and Minnesota-Wisconsin Rivers and Trails. His favorite tour experience of all time was 10 days in the French Alps riding with friends on some of the classic climbs of the professional tours — Alpe d’Huez, Col de L’Izoard, Col du Galibier. Despite the work, the rewards và scenery were spectacular. His dream bicycle tour? A tailwind, 65-75 degrees, & no rain! He loves leading xe đạp tours khổng lồ see riders of all abilities smiling. His favorite on-the-road snacks are bananas and Golden Oreos. And he skis more days each year living in South Carolina than he ever did growing up in Wyoming or living in upstate Thành Phố New York and New Engl&.


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Megan Meo is from Los Angeles, California. When she’s not leading tours, you can find her baking pastries, turning flour, sugar, and butter inlớn sweet treats. Her favorite tour experience is when she rode up part of the eastern coast of nước Australia solo. “Being on my own pushed me lớn make friends with almost everyone I encountered & taught me I can accomplish anything I put my mind to!” Her current dream tour is cycling around Cucha. Quiet roads, rich history, small towns, and beaches put this destination high on her danh mục. Above sầu all, Megan loves leading because she loves sharing her favorite khung of travel. Not to lớn mention her interests spending hours reading maps, figuring out routes, & finding excuses lớn explore new parts of the country! She loves trail set (with peanut M&Ms), tortillas filled with peanut butter, banana, & honey, & she tries khổng lồ turn every bicycle tour into a tour of ice cream shops.


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Russ Meyer hails from Reno, Nevadomain authority. Since retiring from the University of Nevada, Reno, Russ can be found cycling (of course!), skiing, fly fishing, birding, or playing with his Gordon Setter, Hallee. He has been leading tours with Adventure Cycling since 2016, including the Big Bend, Sierra Sampler, Blaông xã Hills, Minnesota-Wisconsin Rivers & Trails tours. His favorite tour experience was cycling with his wife and six of their friends along the Danube River from Germany through Austria, Slovacơ, & Hungary, and it’s his dream to lớn cycle t