Our Road Staff
Each tour features an experienced, knowledgeable, friendly and supportive staff. We offer excellent client to staff ratio, typically one staff to every 5 to 8 cyclists. All our staff are cyclists and know what you need to achieve your goals. Many of them are alumni from past America by Bicycle tours. They were all handpicked for their expertise, attention to detail, and dedication to serve as support staff. You will find our staff in the van to help with repairs and provide food & water. You will find our staff on bicycles to assist with direction, encouragement, or as ride companions. Whether cycling across town or coast to coast, you will not find a friendlier, more supportive, and experienced group of people than our America by Bicycle support team.
Meet the 2019 Team (Under construction, More to come!)
After 19 seasons with America by Bicycle, and 62 tours, it is still fun supporting cyclists with a passion for life and adventure. The best part of my job and what makes it so special are: being able to ride, sharing the road and the experiences with everyone, seeing lifelong friendships form, seeing cyclists become stronger, more confident and safer riders. The love of cycling and the people you meet are what it’s all about.
I rode across the country with AbB in 2008. Less than halfway, I was talking with the staff. I had to figure out how to do this again (and again). Just over 10 years later, I’m still at it & loving it. Off the bike, I enjoy computers and other things of the nerd persuasion. My passions? Bicycling and technology. I’m addicted to them both. I enjoy leading people down the path to full cycling obsession and using technology along the way.
I want to ride my bicycle! Cheesy but true. I've found that riding fixes every situation, even the joyful/sad/nervous/jealous/exciting/angry/boring ones. Between the wonderful sights, smells, and sounds of mother nature and the whir of a mechanical miracle under my tush there's no better situation. Out of the saddle you'll find me tinkering with odd mechanics or building often useless 'art' and sometimes useful 'furniture.' If not, I may be busy exploring another continent.
I have a passion for momentum on and off the bike. My approach to mechanics is to simultaneously view each component independently while seeing the bicycle as whole. I am committed to problem-solving calmly and with a bright smile. I enjoy being outside, going on adventures, and seeing new places. In addition to road riding, I love gravel rides, cyclocross, and mountain biking. You'll never catch me eating squash, but I’m always down for a good beer.
My mother told me that when I was 8 years old I said that I wanted to ride my bicycle across the US. When I retired from the military in '96, that was the first thing I did. It only took that first ride, I was hooked. Since then I've either ridden, staffed, or led over 60 rides across the US and over 70 total rides for AbB. I've thoroughly enjoyed sharing ride experiences and supporting thousands of others who have that same dream. Over that span of years, I've surrounded myself with other staff members who also have the passion to give riders a safe and meaningful experience. Guess I'm still hooked.
I am an endurance enthusiast on foot and on two wheels. I’ve competed in the Boston Marathon, hiked a large section of the Appalachian Trail, and completed several solo, self-supported bicycle tours. Human powered motion has carried me across the country in search of adventure. I am eager to support any cyclist wanting to explore the nation in the saddle of a bicycle. When not riding, I live a zero waste lifestyle out of a 1987 Airstream travel trailer.