Meet Marcia McFadden, Trek Travel Guide

Marcia McFadden

What I Love:

The outdoors, bikes, hikes, good music, good food, good wine, good stories, sunshine, travel, friendly people...Sounds a bit like this job actually.

Riding with TT Since:

2011

Trek Travel Role:

Guide

My Favorite Ride:

How to choose just one? They’re all good, and that’s why I’m here. Riding Ventoux on a crisp fall day, cruising down coastlines in Croatia or Mallorca, the Alps or Dolomites as the snow melts off the peaks and wildflowers start to bloom, the iconic cobbled climbs of the Tour of Flanders, silky smooth roads through rolling poppy fields & forests in Czech or Austria, dodging sheep through the rugged Gap of Dunloe & Healy Pass in Ireland, or exploring any hilltop town in Italy, France, or Spain could all rank up there... As far as personal rides go, I might have to say a Cross-Canada tour in 2009 which eventually led me to this job.

My Rides:

An assortment of various vélos scattered around the world in friends’ & family’s garages

Nickname:

Smarce, Marce, Marci

Education:

BSc - Food Science, Economics, University of Manitoba | MA International Business, Grenoble Graduate School of Business

Current Home:

Booking.com

Languages:

English, French, un poquito de español, and random vocabulary in various other languages

In My Previous Life:

Wore a lab coat - I prefer a bike kit