Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Meet Max!

Hello teen trekkers! I’m Max from Berkeley, California. I’m super excited to lead a great group this summer. I love bike travel, because you’re not watching the world pass by behind a pain of glass (like you would in your car)… you’re in IT, breathing the air and soaking in the sun! After my first bike tour from Berkeley to New Mexico, I was hooked. Since then I’ve been traveling in Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, and of course the good old United States. I love writing, drawing, hiking, camping, telling stories, eating, playing music, and most importantly, being goofy and having fun. For the past four years I've worked at a youth summer camp in Berkeley promoting peace, respect, community, and equality. And these are some of the values I continue to carry with me while traveling as I grow as a student of the world (and at UC Berkeley).

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mundane Monday Just Got Better! Meet Your Newest Leader!

Hi, I'm Jacob! It was my love of bikes that led me to Teen Treks. I remember riding all over my neighborhood the moment I got my training wheels taken off, and I haven’t slowed down since. A trip to Mt. St. Helens was my first real tour. To get there I traveled up the Oregon coast, through the windy Columbia River Gorge, then up a three thousand foot climb to camp at the base of that huge, broken mountain. Since then I’ve toured the whole west coast and up to Vancouver, BC.

Right now I live in Eugene, Oregon and I work at a gymnastics club. I am one of a lucky few individuals whose job involves adolescents and trampolines! Besides the gym, I have been working towards becoming a bike mechanic by volunteering at a local bike co-op. Also, I’ve gotten into bike advocacy. In my hometown, cycling group’s work with city planners to make sure all new construction is bicycle friendly.

This summer I look forward to sharing my experience and love of touring with a fun group of people!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Drum Roll Please...Announcing Teen Trek's Newest Leaders!

As promised, we have some great new leaders for this summer! Throughout the next few weeks or so, login to meet Teen Treks newest members! We have been searching high and low, and we are happy with whom we've discovered! We know you will be too!

Meet our first new leader:

Hi my name is Colin and I cannot wait to lead a Teen Treks tour this summer! I've been involved different camps for the past two years-the last being a Film camp! As a Television Production major at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, I have the opportunity to work in a unique college setting, allowing my inner nerd to show through (I’m really into sci-fi, math competitions, Star Wars, and Doctor Who). My passion, however, is traveling and cycling. I like to have fun and I like it when the people I'm with are having fun. I'm looking forward to spending some time outside this summer touring and I'm excited to meet you!

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Newest Teen Trek Member

Hey guys!
My name is Casey Higgins and I am the new Program Coordinator at Teen Treks! It is my job to make sure that every teen has the best experience on each tour this summer, and I am dedicated and driven to make that happen! Throughout the next few months you will be hearing from me-getting you geared up for your trip! If you have any questions or need anything at all, please feel free to email me at casey@teentreks.com or give me a call 716.566.7908. I am incredibly excited about this summer, and I hope you are too!