Meet Trek Travel's legendary Cycling Guide, Zack Jones

Zack Jones

What I Love:

Anything that earns heavy snacking, doting on my #HighDesertDingo, box wine tasting, riding bikes on dirt (or rock, or snow, or buttery smooth roads in the Alps), getting schooled at CrossFit Boxes in foreign countries and states, form AND function, dreaming big and small, dirty martinis, getting a little bit lost, puppy yoga, audiobooks on long drives, seeing 100+ feet underwater, skiing up mountains and back down, laughing hard, nerding-out on science & history, making friends, living an un-regrettable life.

Riding with TT Since:

2003 (The dawn of time)

Trek Travel Role:

Guide | Photographer | Trip Designer | Professional Snacker | TT Van Stunt Coordinator | Trailer Gnome Trainer

My Favorite Ride:

The rides where you feel so amazing that you think to yourself, “someone should be filming me right now”. But if it were filmed it might max out around 16 hits on Youtube.

My Rides:

Slash 9.9, 2005 Madone 5.2 (yes, still)

Nickname:

Snack Jones, Zachariah, Zatch, Zackalicious, LSJ

Education:

BA - Fine Art, University of Texas at Austin | MS - Photography, Brooks Institute of Photography | Growing up pre-smartphone

Current Home:

Somewhere near Frankfurt, Germany

Languages:

Español, ein bisschen Deutsch, une touche de français, and 日本語で約30語

In My Previous Life:

I was beat-up twice in middle school because I didn’t want to hit back. I turned my rehabbed postal Jeep into a giant nose for an art car parade. I quit the Crew team so I could ride bikes and climb rocks. I explored the Southwest with a renowned photographer. I was a vegetarian for exactly 7 years. I lost and replaced about 1/4 of my teeth. I detested beets. I graduated College became a guide (among other things) and I now like beets.