Friday, May 30, 2014
I'm Andy, from Troy, NY. This summer is my most exciting one yet, as I am leading for Teen Treks. I've done a tour each summer for the past 4 years, the most notable one going from Troy to Plymouth and back. Right now, I'm a nursing major at Plattsburgh State, finishing up one last class in the fall and then I'll have a BSN! I've been a Resident Assistant at SUNY Plattsburgh for 2.5 years, and was a summer camp counselor for 5 years. I like to sing, dance, do cartwheels, grow a beard, throw frisbees super far, hike, run, and make people smile.
Over the past year, I've had wonderful opportunities through my university to do volunteer work in Florida, South Carolina, and Virginia over my winter and spring breaks. We helped build a house for Habitat for Humanity, and work in the parks of Florida eliminating invasive species of plants, and in Virginia doing trail maintenance.
I'm very passionate about cycling, whether it be cruising down a big hill or pushing up the next one. There is something just too special about the wind in your hair, the power in your legs (and mind), and the happiness from conquering a trail. Discovering new things is the spice of life, and I can't wait to make that happen -- on my bicycle, and alongside you!
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
My name is Laura and I can’t wait for this summer to start! I grew up in the cute little town of Fredonia, NY where I spent my childhood frolicking in the grape vineyards and swimming in Lake Erie. I ventured off to The Netherlands after high school as a foreign exchange student where I fell in love with biking. As my main mode of transportation, I quickly became dependent on my beloved Dutch bike. After many overseas adventures, I returned to the states and never stopped biking. I just finished my degree in biomedical engineering at the University at Buffalo, so I am ready for another summer spent travelling by bike.
I thrive off of having a hectic lifestyle but always find time to do the things I love most: hiking, cooking, laughing, swimming, drinking tea, knitting, and biking, of course. My favorite memories are from the times spent travelling, experiencing new things, and spontaneous adventures. I am sure that the bike trips this summer will be filled with all of these things!
I led an awesome group around Lake Ontario last summer with Teen Treks and I’m pumped to be back again this year! I hope you are all ready for an exciting summer! I can’t wait to meet all of you!
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
May is National Bike Month, and to celebrate it, we thought we'd show off some of the adventures Teen Trekkers get into while traveling by bicycle.
Hiking through the lush woods in the Pacific Northwest:
Grilling over a campfire on our way around Lake Ontario:
And of course, biking. . .
Biking. . .
There's nothing like the thrill of discovering the world under your own power:
Celebrate National Bike Month by getting out on your bike and seeing where it takes you!
Many of our trips are filling up, but we do have spots available. Don't miss out -- apply now to make your summer unforgettable!
Friday, May 2, 2014
Bicycling is one of my greatest passions in life. To me, it represents freedom from fossil fuels, a healthy lifestyle, and an awesome way to travel. I've done many long bike trips in the past and I bike to work almost every day all year round (yes, even in the snow!). I love being outside, playing ultimate frisbee, eating wild berries, traveling the world, and laughing until it hurts.
Can't wait to tour with you this summer!