Meet Returning Summer Bike Trip Leader, James!

Welcome Teen Treks’ Bike Trip Leader, James!

Hello world! My name is James Dykstra, from Atlanta, GA. I look forward to another exciting summer leading a group of the Gen Z prodigies. Last year, I co-led the Across America bike trip with a group of 10 incredible youths, and found it so rewarding that I’m back for another spin.

Things I enjoy include, music (I play drums and guitar), writing (still working on a children’s book) psychology and philosophy, throwing and catching things, symmetry, analogical thinking, endurance activities, mango smoothies, visiting new places and meeting new people to “hone my speechcraft”.

I try to roll all of these activities into a functional marble of existence, which often leads to travel. I’ve been to Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Mauritius, and Bismarck, North Dakota. I just spent a month in Peru, and it was the best travel experience of my life… aside from biking Across America.

In non-bicycling and travel times, I also teach drums and coach middle school frisbee, an anti-aging combination more potent than botox and collagen. Here’s to another summer of adventure, growth and inspiration. And Pepsi.  

We are thrilled to have James return for another summer of bike adventures! To learn more about Teen Treks Bike Trip Leaders or to apply for a position, visit our Leader page. We are always looking to meet individuals who are passionate about the outdoors, travel and working with youth. Drop us an application, we’d love to meet you!

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