Thursday, May 12, 2016

Welcome New Trip Leader - COLIN

Hey everyone! I'm Colin Macdonald from Buffalo, NY. Biking is my absolute favorite way to get anywhere, whether it's commuting the seven miles to work or riding through mountain roads in the Adirondacks. I currently work at a high school in Kenmore, NY, and in the past I've worked as an English tutor in Italy and a trip leader and camp counselor at a summer camp in upstate New York. I went to college in Montreal and have been to Germany, Italy, France, Russia, China, South Korea and the UK. I love to cook, play music, build bicycles and be outside. I'm super pumped to get to explore some exciting new places with some of you!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Welcome New Trip Leader- SARAH

Hey, Teen Trekkers, I'm Sarah! I come from the small town of Charlton in the central part of New York State and I am incredibly excited to get out into the world while leading a trek this summer! As I'm sure many of you can agree, biking is the perfect way to combine two of my greatest hobbies-- traveling and being outside. After living in Copenhagen for five months last fall and using a bike as my main mode of transportation, I truly fell in love with this way of seeing the world as you are able to experience everything, from the smell to the sounds, just as it is. I have explored both coasts of the U.S., much of Europe, and only a small part of what South America has to offer. I also just graduated from college with a degree to teach middle and high school English, and outside of the classroom setting I have been a swim coach and lifeguard for years! Aside from bike traveling and everything that comes along with it, some of my greatest hobbies include listening to music, cooking, reading, and spending time with great people. I look forward to meeting all of you and sharing our next great adventure!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Welcome New Trip Leader - MARY

Hello fellow biking enthusiasts and adventurers! My name is Mary and I am originally from Cheshire, Massachusetts but I have been living in Burlington, Vermont for the past four years attending the University of Vermont. I am so incredibly excited to be leading bike trips this summer.  I love biking around seeing new places while on two wheels.  There is nothing better than getting to the top of a really big hill to see what you accomplished and seeing the world from a new prospective.  When I'm not biking I really enjoy hiking, and kayaking.  For the past three summers I lead kayaking excursions all around Lake Champlain and now I cannot wait to explore on a bike!  I've been to Lima, Peru and to St. Lucia and traveling around has given me the travel bug and I am stoked to travel while in the saddle.  I also really enjoy cooking.  It is a way that I enjoy being creative and explore new flavors.  My friends and I even have our own Chopped competitions.  I love being goofy  fooling around and telling super corny jokes.  I have volunteered as a mentor for the non-profit called DREAM and I got to hang out with really awesome teens promoting emotional well being, guidance, and most importantly fun.  Once again I am beyond stoked to be a biking leader with Teen Treks and I can't wait to burn some rubber!