Teen Treks’ Bike Touring Education Series is our way of keeping an active and connective bicycle touring community and introduce young cyclists into the world of touring!
We’re gathering bike touring experts, past leaders, past trekkers and other inspiring bike travelers into brief, interactive live events to learn more about gear, packing, touring logistics, experiences and the adventures found in bike traveling.
On this page, you can find links to join upcoming Zoom events and check out past webinars in the series. We look forward to having you join the conversation!
- April 27, 2021
Trip Feature: California Coast
Highway 1 is likely the most scenic highway in America. From San Fransisco to Los Angeles, trekkers travel in sunny California with the breathtaking Pacific Coast to their side. Beachy days and nights spent in iconic California cities makes this trip a bucket-list experience. Meet former trekkers and leaders who participated in this trip for stories, highlights and insights of California Coast Trek!
Join California Coast Zoom Event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81195402672?pwd=MEpKeDluVkhjNHNEbXFFNE9oWmpodz09
- April 13, 2021
Trip Feature: Long Distance Treks- 1,000 Mile and Across America
For those looking to feel a strong sense of accomplishment while getting to experience a large part of America by bicycle, the long distance treks are the best way to spend your summer. Meet trekkers and leaders who have embarked on these long-distance adventures in past years, as they share stories, highlights and insights.
- March 30, 2021
Trip Feature: Cape Cod & New England Shore
These New England bike adventures follow the Atlantic coastline to iconic east coast islands . Cape Cod begins and ends in Boston and by way of ferry and bike, travels through Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Plymouth Rock. New England Shore trek starts in NYC and ends in Boston, tracing the Long Island Sound and Atlantic coast to Mystic Seaport, Newport, Block Island and Cape Cod. Meet trekkers and leaders who have participated in these New England bike trips for stories, highlights and insights.
- March 16, 2021
Trip Feature: Maine Coast
Beautiful harbors, small towns and winding back roads, this coastal bicycle adventure starts in Boston, travels up New Hampshire coast and through the beautiful Maine beaches, with an unforgettable stop at Acadia National Park. Meet former trekkers and leaders who participated in this trip for stories, highlights and insights of the Maine Coast Trek!
- March 2, 2021
Hear all about a Teen Treks bike tour from the lens of a former trekker! These trips are all about trekkers having an incredible adventure, so in this Q&A we’ll be asking a past trekker all about their experience- the challenges they faced, skills gained, unexpected surprises, friendships formed, memories that have remained.
Watch Event Here: Trekker Takeaways w/ Theo
- February 16, 2021
Daily Life of a Teen Treks’ Bike Trip Leader w/ Ben Ingalls
2019 Trip Leader, Ben Ingalls shares his experience leading Maine Coast and NY-Montreal trek, offering insight into the day-to-day life of a Teen Treks’ Bike Trip Leader. If you’re interested in leading for Teen Treks, this conversation will provide a sneak-peek into the daily life of a Trip Leader!
- February 3, 2021
Up Close w/ Bicycle Touring Pro
In a Q&A w/ the Bicycle Touring Pro, Darren Alff, we ask Darren all about his favorite bicycle travel locations, top experiences while traveling and favorite gear on the road. Tune in to hear from YouTube extraordinaire, the Bicycle Touring Pro.
Watch Event Here: Darren Alff- YouTube
- January 26, 2021
‘A Day in the Life’ of Bike Touring w/ Katie Hennessey
Katie talks about the day-to-day life on a Teen Treks bike tour: Miles biked per day, food and cooking logistics, sleeping accommodations, and more!
- January 12, 2021
Bike Touring Gear w/ Tyler Madell
Tyler talks about recommended bikes for touring, essential equipment needed for a tour, and how to pack panniers efficiently.