Welcome Trip Leader Sam!

What’s up trekkers! My name is Sam and I’m a recent University of Michigan graduate originally from Grand Rapids, MI. I am super stoked to meet you all and spend our summer exploring the world with the best form of transportation: a bike! I’m looking forward to this trip because it will serve as an opportunity for us to learn from one another, expand our biking community, meet people we otherwise wouldn’t, and see places we’ve maybe never been. I’ve been fortunate enough to have seen cosmopolitan wonders like Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, NYC, Washington DC, and my favorite place to bike, the SF Bay Area. While I spend much of my free time biking, I also enjoy cooking, reading, drinking coffee, watching films, and enjoying the company of friends and family. I first worked with teens as a day camp counselor, then as a rock climbing instructor, then transitioned to theatre instructor in college where I’ve helped high schoolers discover the power of plays, musicals, improv, and sketch comedy to express themselves and empower their communities. I believe biking can help us accomplish the same things! Getting out on the road with you all will mean freedom, adventure, and new experiences are on the horizon after a long and difficult year living through the pandemic, and that’s why I can’t wait to get started. Excited to ride together and learn all we can from each other this summer!

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