Shay DeMarche

What I Love:

I love to travel to new stretches of this beautiful world and meet people everywhere I go. I am an avid mountain biker, love to sport climb, paddle and sail boats, practice yoga and acro yoga, cook delicious meals, and spend time with my friends and family as much as possible. Oh, and drink yummy beer.

Riding with TT Since:

2021

Trek Travel Role:

Guide

My Favorite Ride:

My favorite ride of all time was on a bikepacking trip near Fort Collins, Colorado. My buddy and I set off from our front door and explored some of our favorite dirt roads and trails right in our backyard. We found a place to camp, got pummeled by a high-altitude storm, and woke up to a gorgeous sunny day that left us grateful and full of energy to summit amazing peaks and cruise the mountains with loaded bikes. There is nothing better than camping with your bike.

My Rides:

Trek Fuel EX, Surly Karate Monkey, Surly Bridge Club, Trek Checkpoint

Nickname:

Shayngaroo

Education:

B.S. - Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University

Current Home:

Fairfield, Connecticut

Languages:

English and some Italian

In My Previous Life:

Split my time working as a biological field technician and a bike mechanic at Trek!