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It’s Just Like Riding A Bike

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The popular adage, “It’s just like riding a bike” is often used to describe a skill you can gain, that is so intuitive and natural, you don’t even think about remembering how 

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The Off Season: Why We Travel

Jenny Binkowski

What’s that you say? You don’t like anchovies? Well then, you have never been to the tiny restaurant of Assirto on the Ligurian Coast of Italy. I can’t promise you will walk 

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On Co-guides, Family and Gratitude

Trek Travel

When I first began speaking to my now friend and then contact Jonathan Hershberger (Hershy) about becoming a guide with Trek Travel, there were many questions. Anyone of a certain varietal would 

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This was my first year working for Trek Travel, and I was lucky enough to guide in France, my native country. I enjoyed shopping at Provençale markets, cruising through lavender fields and 

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For thirteen years, Summit Lake Vineyard has held a special place in the hearts of Trek Travel guides and guests. Perched atop Howell Mountain (one of the most highly regarded viticulture regions 

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Meet Our Team: Jacob Young

Jenny Binkowski

“I thought, ‘Well, I’ll give this a shot for a year or two, then I’ll get a real job.’ I’m coming into my 14th year, having guided in amazing places all over 

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Trek Travel doesn’t mess around when it comes to weeding out less-than-ideal candidates. Here’s an inside look at the process. This article was written by Jeff Haden and originally published on Inc.com 

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Meet Our Team: Jessica Singerman

Jessica Singerman

When your job title is “Cycling Guide,” it’s no more descriptive than handing someone a business cared that reads, “Jack of All Trades.” For Jessica Singerman, tour guide is a catchall for 

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Remote. Rugged. Refuge.

Trek Travel

The people who choose to call this place home are of a tribe that stretches back thousands of years and although not all related by blood, their spirit thrives here with the 

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#Vagabonds

Trek Travel

We finish our seasons late in the calendar year, and that’s when it’s time to reflect on the days spent riding the bike with guests in the evening light, in gluttonous enjoyment 

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Il Gallo Nero

Trek Travel

The Black Rooster marks some of the greatest wines in the world. It is easy to see why Tuscany remains one of our most popular trips. I moved to Italy some 12 

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28 Acres of Paradise

Greg Lyeki

Your eyes are closed, sitting in a highback Adirondack chair with a glass of wine in hand, overlooking a great valley below. Two dogs are playing fetch, roosters crow occasionally, hens cluck, 

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What TDF means to Trek Travel

Sarah Makoski

As traveling staff members schedule their out-of-office replies and guests call in to finalize their trips to the Tour de France, I sit here wanting to go with. Then I realize I 

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Rethinking Stuff Sacks

Trek Travel

As a guide I have accumulated a nice little stash of Trek Travel guest bags over the last six years. I really like the ones with side pockets and real shoulder straps 

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Socially Guided: Zeb King

Trek Travel

A decorated bike racer, amateur photographer, avid skier and first year guide for Trek Travel, Zeb King is far from a novice when it comes to adventure. His excitement for life constantly 

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La Gazzetta dello Sport

Trek Travel

Perhaps the greatest thing about guiding bicycle trips that interact with big races and follow Grand Tours is the opportunity to travel off the beaten path. We venture to parts of the 

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What I Learned From Living Abroad

Trek Travel

I consider myself a citizen of the world. Born in the Netherlands, raised in East Africa, middle school in Eastern Europe, high school in Vermont, university in New York and post university 

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The Essence of Passion

Trek Travel

“One of the most frequent comments I get from people once I tell them what I do for a living is, “You’re a bike guide?! You must ride your bike all the 

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Socially Guided: Jonathan Hershberger

Jenny Binkowski

The dynamic, professional and passionate guides of Trek Travel define who we are. They live and work in places where beauty is intoxicating and exploration is endless. They find comfort in the 

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Quick and Effective Workouts for Travel

Jessica Singerman

As guides, we spend a lot of time on the road, and it’s unfortunately not always on a bike. Long hours of travel and big days preparing our trips mean that we 

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The Man Behind The Plan

Sean Peotter

Our Global Logistics Manager, Sean Peotter, maintains a fleet of hundreds of bikes and thousands of spare parts divvied up among support units and warehouses all over the world. On top of 

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Meet Our Team: Brie Willey

Brie

Meet Brie Willey, Guide Manager at Trek Travel. An Indiana Hoosier living in Madison, Wisconsin, Brie has a degree in fashion, wanderlust stronger than earth’s gravitational pull, and a passion for people. 

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A Six-Month Experiment

Mark Thomsen

Trek Travel guide Jordan Landolt is an athlete through and through. As if ‘professional hockey player’ wasn’t accomplishment enough, he can now add Canadian Provincial Champion to the list. In his own 

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Residing in Ragusa, Italy, veteran guide Gabe Del Rossi knows the ins and outs of Italy like only a true local ever could. He has been known to serenade guests as they 

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Do we talk about bikes all the time?

Jenny Binkowski

At Trek Travel, our mission is simple: to show people the world by bike, at their pace, every time, with unrivaled support and flexibility, and to encourage a passion for cycling. We 

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Intern Chronicles: Part 2, the next step

Jenny Binkowski

Although interning for Trek Travel has been remarkable, I can’t contain my excitement about moving on. During the last four years I have lived the dream. I’ve learned from world-class educators. I’ve 

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We asked one of our trip designers, Rebecca Falls, to tell us about her creative process in designing a new trip. She takes it one better and told us how she designed 

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Inspired by the “Newbies”

Trek Travel

The first word that I can think of as I sit down to write this is “wow”. I know that is an overused word in the English vernacular, especially when it comes 

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Going Pro With Greg Lyeki

Greg Lyeki

I started thinking about the term “Pro” the other day while riding around the Santa Ynez Valley with some of our Ride Camp guests. A small group of us were spinning up 

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Why the Giro d’Italia? It’s more about the saddle than you think…. Imagine the ride of rides where every pedal stroke is a medal of honor and your heart beats to the 

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