Sonja Schmidt

What I Love:

Long trips that start with only a ticket and no other plan, eating and drinking like a local, or even better with a local! Epic rides up and over the world's most beautiful mountain passes, especially in Italy. Mountain biking, skiing, dancing, Italy, Montana, seeing as much live music as possible (hello VIP section for The Rolling Stones in Lucca, Italy 2017!). And most of all, adventuring with my amazing husband and my beautiful daughter, Deia.

Riding with TT Since:

2014

Trek Travel Role:

Trip Design Coordinator

My Favorite Ride:

One time my husband and I took off for South Africa with our bikes in tow and no plan other than riding from the border of Zimbabwe to Cape Town. Over the course of the next two months we made our way south, up and around the tiny country of Lesotho, and eventually to the southern most tip of Africa. We had done self-supported bike tours before, but this experience was so unique because not a day went by that we didn’t experience some random act of kindness from the locals. It was a long ride and certainly one I’ll never forget!

My Rides:

Trek Excalibur, Trek 520

Nickname:

Education:

BA - Psychology, University of Montana - Missoula

Current Home:

Missoula, Montana

Languages:

English, Italian

In My Previous Life:

Globetrotter, Mamma, Student, Nanny, Barista