Trekker Takeaways

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European bike tour group

Teen Treks’ bike trips are designed for the trekkers to have an absolutely incredible and memorable bike adventure. We put a lot of care into finding fun, dynamic leaders and designing bike routes that allow teens to explore scenic and iconic places while fostering a group spirit of curiosity and adventure.

For that, we thought it would be important to hear an up-close telling of Teen Treks’ bike trips straight from one of our former trekkers. On Tuesday, March 2nd at 8pm EST we will have a live Zoom event called “Trekker Takeaways” where in a Q&A format encompassing participant questions, we will view our bike adventures from a trekker’s eyes!

The event will be a part of the virtual series we are hosting to keep an active and connected bicycle touring community, called Teen Treks Bike Touring Education Series. You can find past virtual events on the Edu-Series web-page.

In “Trekker Takeaways” we will dig into frequently asked questions, like biking accomplishments and challenges, group dynamics, skills and experiences gained, travel discoveries and all the unexpected surprises in-between that are best told from the perspective of a former trekker.

If you or your aspiring trekker are considering a bike trip with Teen Treks this summer, this is a great way for your teen to get insight into our bike adventures through the lens of a peer. Bring your questions and join the conversation!

Join on Zoom:

What’s it like to lead for Teen Treks?

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Teen Treks Trip Leaders exploring Ontario, Canada during our Leadership Training Program.

Have you thought about having a summer job that allows you to travel, spend time on your bike and be around a great group of teenagers? Teen Treks is currently hiring leaders for the 2021 Summer and we want to give you a sneak peak into one of the best summer jobs around!

Ben Ingalls, Teen Treks’ 2019 Maine Coast and NY-Montreal trip leader, will be joining us for a live Zoom event to share his experience as a trip leader and insight into the daily life of a Teen Treks bike touring guide. Join us, Tuesday, February 16 at 8PM EST.

The live event is a part of Teen Treks’ Bike Touring Education Series, meant to bring stories, conversation and connection into the world of bike touring and provide a window into the Teen Treks’ community.

As snow falls around the country, come inside and join us for this live event, where we will dream of warmer summer days together! Bring any questions you may have about being a bike trip leader for Teen Treks!

Join us for event, Daily Life with Teen Treks Bike Trip Leader here:

Up Close w/ the Bicycle Touring Pro

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Courtesy of the Bicycle Touring Pro

In 2019, Teen Treks’ Maine Coast trek was returning from Acadia National Park when they ran into the Bicycle Touring Pro outside a small grocery store. He caught us taking a left turn into the store and pulled over his adventure-mobile, brought out his camera, and did what the Bicycle Touring Pro does best, recorded a YouTube video about people on bikes.

Teen Treks was the subject that summer day in Maine, but this time, the camera has turned, and TT will be placing the spotlight on the Bike Touring Pro, Darren Alff in an interactive Zoom event this Wednesday, February 3rd.

The live event, starting at 8:00PM EST, is a part of Teen Treks’ Bike Touring Education Series, a virtual info series providing stories, conversation and connection into the world of bike touring.

Darren Alff has about 20-years experience helping people plan, prepare and execute their first-ever bike tours through an informative website and countless videos offering tips, reviews and advice. He’s the founder of and the author of several bike touring related books, including The Bicycle Touring Blueprint. Darren has biked across North America six separate times, and has traveled by bike through more than 70 different countries. He meets new people everywhere he travels and includes them in his extensive YouTube channel.

We’ll be getting up close and personal with Darren in our upcoming Zoom event, where in a Q&A format, we’ll be digging into all of his favorite things about bike touring. Top places he’s traveled, favorite gear for the road, most memorable experiences, favorite side-adventures while touring, we’ll be asking him to share his highlights from the many days he’s spent traveling on two-wheels and curating information for others to travel.

And we welcome you, to bring your questions and join the conversation. Anything you’ve wanted to ask the Bicycle Touring Pro, here is your chance. If you’re looking to learn more about the world of bike touring, and want to ask the Pro himself: best bikes, gear, terrain, road snacks, locations… Darren’s got a lifetime of tips and stories to share, and we’ll have time for participant questions.

So, join us on Zoom this Wednesday from 8PM- 8:30 PM EST.

Meet here:

‘A Day in the Life’

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Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a Teen Treks’ bike tour looks like?

Where do we sleep? How many miles do we bike per day? What other activities besides biking fill our day?

Tomorrow night, 8pm EST, we will answer these questions and many more in a live Zoom event, as a part of our Bike Touring Education Series. 

“A Day in the Life” will cover many frequently asked questions for those new to bike touring, and discuss the daily logistics on a Teen Treks’ bike trip.

Katie Hennessey, Teen Treks’ program coordinator and past leader for many years, will be there to answer your questions!

Join us for the 30-minute live, interactive event to learn more about Teen Treks’ trips. Check out the link below for participation details and please RSVP if you plan to attend!

Tuesday, January 26, 8:00pm-8:30 pm EST: 
Bike Touring “Day in the Life” w/ Katie Hennessey
Katie talks about the daily logistics of a Teen Treks bike tour: miles biked per day, food and cooking logistics, and sleeping accommodations.

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 835 1500 3844
Passcode: kV7Vb1

Leader Feature w/ Lauren Jenney

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Q&A with 2019 trip leader, Lauren Jenney. Lauren is a high school Spanish teacher, currently living in Cincinatti, Ohio.

Which bike trips have you led for Teen Treks?

I led the Amsterdam to Paris trek the summer of 2019.

What are your take-aways from that experience?

I loved everything about it! We had a really awesome group of trekkers and we had a lot of fun together. It was also my first time in Europe and I loved getting to see so much of it.


New Year, New Virtual Event!

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Bikes, gear, packing…. All you need to know about bike touring in Teen Treks’ upcoming Bike Touring Education Series!

As the new year is upon us, we’re excited for new and returning Teen Trekkers to experience the adventure of traveling to incredible destinations on two wheels! But before loading up panniers and exploring the open road this summer, we want to offer some helpful information about bike touring.

To kick off the year, Teen Treks is hosting a virtual Bike Touring Education Series to answer questions about bike tour gear, logistics and what makes this travel experience so wonderful.


Happy Holidays Discount!

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Wishing you a jolly holiday season with the exciting news of $500 holiday discount!

As 2021 inches closer, we can’t help but think about all the biking we will be doing next summer. And we don’t you to miss out!

For a limited time, take advantage of a whopping $500 off ANY Teen Treks bike trip! That’s right, New England Shore, Across America, Pacific Redwoods, and so much more- ALL discounted!


The Best Things About Leading for Teen Treks

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As the rollercoaster of 2020 comes to a close, it’s time to think about making the year of 2021 far better than the last. One great way to do just that is with an epic summer job sure to bring adventure, new friendships, travel and a lifetime of memories.

Teen Treks is looking for outgoing individuals to be Bike Tour Leaders for the summer of 2021. If you love being around teens and are eager to travel in beautiful parts of the country by bicycle- a summer with Teen Treks might be the perfect fit for you.


Living the ‘good life’ in 2021, act now for discount!

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When life is crazy, teenagers teach us the importance in the simple things. Laughter, friendship, being playful, curious, being eager to learn- teens bring us adults back to a humble ground, where life is simply good.

Teen Treks is a great place to let kids be kids. Biking, swimming, playing outdoors, exploring, camping, smore’s over campfires, making new friends, life is good on a Teen Treks trip. What more could we want for an upcoming generation of teenagers than to to be filled to the brim with joy, adventure and curiosity?

Teen Treks bicycle trips offer just that. Right now, we are offering $500 off all Summer 2021 Trips! The Teen Treks Early Bird Special is only available for a limited time and will expire on November 30!

If you or your teen, are looking to travel in a safe and adventurous way in 2021, act now for a significant discount on one of our many trips. With bike tour options in the Pacific Northwest, California, New England, Maine Coast, Europe and so much more, teens are guaranteed to experience the “good life” in 2021!