Meet Trip Leader Connor!

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Hey everyone!

My name is Connor, and I am from Long Island, New York. I am currently a student at SUNY- Environmental Science and Forestry, studying Natural Resources Management. I have explored most of the Adirondacks here in New York State. I have also visited out west where I explored various National Parks.  Some of my hobbies include hiking, rock climbing, both road cycling and mountain biking, soccer, and ultimate frisbee! (as well as any other sport) I have worked at a boy’s camp in the Adirondack Park for the past 4 years, where I learned to work with teens and work outdoors. This camp has showed me the importance of teaching teens to appreciate the outdoors, loving the activities that can be done in the outdoors, in a safe and exciting way. I am so excited to get on the road with everyone! I am excited to be in the great outdoors, as well as exploring places I have never been.

Meet Returning Trip Leader, Lis!

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Hi everybody! My name is Lis and I am so excited to get back out on the road with y’all this year! I lead a couple treks with Teen Treks summer of ’21 and loved it. It was a dream to bike down roads and up mountains in the PNW and Burlington, VT, singing songs, really experiencing the fullness of what the world has to offer and meeting new people.After graduating college, I began teaching Spanish at a brand new school called New England Innovation Academy just outside Boston, MA. I enjoy running and biking on the New England roads and trails around the area with fellow teachers and staff! I always aspire to make the classes fun communities of learning based on values of empathy, listening and respect and this carries over to bike treks as well 🙂

Virtual Event 4/26-Trip Feature: New York to Montreal Trek

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Join the Teen Treks crew, Tuesday, April 26 at 7PM EST for a live Zoom event featuring our New York- Montreal Trek to find out more information on one of Teen Treks most well-traveled trips!

The NY- Montreal Trek is full of many outdoor adventures and beautiful scenery. The trek begins in the bustling New York City, then travels along the Hudson Valley, stopping at the state Capital in Albany. The trip rides through the Adirondack Mountains, into Burlington, Vermont and through French Canada to the lively cosmopolitan city of Montreal. 

There’s so much to explore and experience on the NY-Montreal Trek! Join us for more information and answered questions in next week’s Trip Feature Event!

Topic: Trip Feature: New York- Montreal 
Time: Apr 26, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Find out about more virtual events by checking out Teen Treks Bike Touring Education Series page.

Meet Trip Leader Seamus!

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Hey trekkers!! My name is Seamus and I’m so excited to pound some miles this year with Teen Treks! I’m from Plattsburgh, New York and am currently a student at Binghamton University where I’ll be working on my Master’s in Data Analytics! I love being outdoors and partaking in its activities! I’m an avid skier and have logged 90 days on the slopes in the last two seasons! I’m also an ADK 46er and working on hiking the 4000’ peaks continuing out of New York into Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine! And, of course, I love biking and the many places it can lead me in touring! I also love running and I’ll be completing my first Half Ironman this summer. What I love most about these activities is the places it can bring you to in adventuring your own world, and I’m thrilled to be able to explore what it offers with you all! I can’t wait to learn more about you and make our travels unforgettable!! See y’all soon.

Meet Trip Leader Simon!

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Howdy, Teen Trekkers! My name is Simon, and I’m from Brooklyn, New York. I am thrilled to meet all the trekkers and have a fantastic time on the trip. I love to travel, and I have been fortunate enough to travel all around Europe and the Caribbean. My favorite places I’ve been to are France, Greece, Jamacia, and Guadeloupe. I love biking, playing soccer, making art, telling jokes, and spending time outdoors. I have spent the last two summers working at day camps where I would lead various fun activities, from theater games to robotics. I can’t wait to get on the road with you guys because I know it will be the time of our lives and an excellent opportunity to grow, learn and challenge ourselves.

Meet Trip Leader Eric!

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Wazzup Trekkers! Eric here, an avid road cyclist from Rochester, NY. I’m thrilled to spend this summer exploring scenic routes with y’all on two wheels! Growing up on the hundreds-mile-long Erie Canalway Trail fostered my lifelong love for the sport from a young age- biking all over Western and Central NY (and Israel)- and here I am, currently training for an upcoming Half-Ironman Triathlon! Alongside athletics, I might be hiking, skiing, songwriting on my guitar/piano, coding various online projects, or fixing bikes at the Binghamton University Bicycle Co-op (alongside some of our fellow trek leaders!) I’ve also worked with teenagers and youth at outdoor summer camps in music, cultural, and adventure-themed programs, even co-leading a 100-mile bike trip this past summer! Currently I study computer science and physics at Binghamton University, where I additionally serve as a Running Club captain. But I can’t wait to put my laptop down and experience so much these roads have to offer—and I so look forward to journeying with y’all in just a few months!! (Oh yes, I love early-morning sunrises.)

Meet Trip Leader Ben!

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Waddup guys! My name is Ben and I’m from Brooklyn. I’m ridiculously excited to be a trip leader, going on a bike trip with a group of adventurous trekkers seems like an ideal way to spend a summer. I currently attend school in Binghamton, and when I’m not reading and writing about Asian history, I’m riding and cross-country skiing all over Central New York. Through riding a bike, I quickly developed an obsession with fixing and building them. Last year, along with another trip leader, I started a bike co-op, where we opened up a full-service bike shop on our campus, and fix the bikes of students and community members free of charge. Through the Binghamton Bicycle Co-Op, I’ve got no shortage of experience leading rides and fostering a community, and to be able to do this on a more intimate level with a group of teenagers is something I’m really looking forward to. 

Meet Trip Leader Hannah!

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Hello y’all! My name is Hannah and I’m from Poolesville, Maryland. Right now, I am studying conservation biology at SUNY ESF in Syracuse, New York where I found out about TeenTreks. I love biking (of course!), backpacking, making art, gardening, swimming with my friends, and crushing it on Duolingo! In the past few years, I have thru hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, the Colorado Trail, worked and traveled around New Zealand and road tripped around the United States. For many years, I worked at an outdoor adventure camp for teens, mainly leading whitewater rafting and backpacking trips. I also worked with school programs to help kids build leadership skills and confidence in themselves and the outdoors. I am really looking forward to this summer and I can’t wait to hit the roads with you!

Meet Returning Trip Leader Adam!

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Boom Shakalaka!! 

Hello everyone, my name is Adam, and I’m a hometown boy from Buffalo, NY. This is my first time being a Teen Treks leader for a second time, so, I’m super-duper excited for that.

Another amazing fact is that I have not been on American soil for over five years! So, when we all meet, I’ll still be ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ from a long period living in Japan as an English teacher.

However, what most of my middle school students never knew about me, was that I was exploring their country’s interior with vigor. In total, I plundered over 900 hidden treasures up and down the archipelago, from fuming hot springs buried deep in the wilderness, to narrow alleyways tucked within the bowels of an electrified megalopolis. Over those five years, I never came close to losing my appetite for wanting to know what lay around the next bend. Not one shred of it.

This summer, I intend to bring that same fierce tenacity to my groups of Trekkers on our two-wheeled rambles up and down the land. We are destined to discover the wonders of the world while simultaneously exploring, perhaps, the greatest frontier of them all, the depths of our own souls. *GONG!!!*

So, without further ado, let the journeys begin!

Meet Trip Leader Olivia!

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Hello hello hello!! I’m Olivia and I’m from Whitestone, NY. I’m looking forward to biking in the nice weather and enjoying the most out of this summer while we travel to new towns. I’ve been all around upstate NY and have biked around Ithica, NYC, Stony Brook, and even California and Savannah, GA. I’m a mechanical engineering major at Binghamton University and I enjoy tinkering around with machines and making the best espresso in town. I am also in the triathlon club and ice skate on campus whenever I can. Being from NYC, I’m huge into art and worked previous summers at Socrates Sculpture Park. I’ve worked the summer camps there and got to aid young artists make masterpieces and cultivate their work. I can’t wait to get out on the road and get miles in and meet some awesome trekkers this summer!