Miqui Rueda

What I Love:

I’d say my biggest passion is my family, friends, and the outdoors. I love a good van trip (mostly unplanned) and see where the road takes me. I really like spending time doing different sort of sports, paragliding, diving, skiing, running, surfing, and cycling. I’m also a DIY person from building camper vans to fixing everything in the house.

Riding with TT Since:

2019

Trek Travel Role:

Guide

My Favorite Ride:

It’s not easy to choose only one memorable ride, so I’ll mention a few epic ones. To start, bike packing from New York to South Carolina on a fixed gear bike (yes one gear and no brakes) where I got to see the deep American countryside and yes, it was AWESOME! The second epic ride was from Adelaide to Melbourne in Australia, just over 800 km in a four-day journey. I saw a bunch of kangaroos, an amazing coastline in South Australia, met amazing strangers on the way, and to finish it up one of my best friends was waiting for me at the end of it. And the third one is very recent. I cycled up the world famous Mont Ventoux four times — three times up the three different sides on the road and up a fourth side that’s very hidden on the mountain bike. This last one was very special as I had a few of my friends cheering for me, and the views on top were just breathtaking.

My Rides:

I own a Trek 2100, an early 90’s frameset with 2020 carbon wheels and Shimano Di2. I also have a Trek Checkpoint SL7 and a Trek Supercaliber 9.9.

Nickname:

Miqui

Education:

Escola Tecnica, Girona, Spain

Current Home:

Girona, Spain

Languages:

Catalan, Spanish, English, Italian, and a little bit of French and Dutch

In My Previous Life:

Before Trek Travel, I’ve worked in many places, but the most remarkable ones are: Diving Instructor, Mechanic at SuperBikes, Retail and Mechanic in bike shops in a few different countries. And I’d say I was some sort of high-level cyclist racing the Red Hook Crit series all over the world for a few seasons.