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!

Meet Returning Trip Leader Sam!

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Hello everyone! My name is Sam, and I’ll be returning this year for another exciting summer of adventures. I’m from Spokane, Washington, and currently live in New York City, where I teach high school math and have fun with Lego robotics. I led the Pacific Northwest and Cape Cod trips last year, and one of the things I loved about riding was the breeze in my hair as we rode next to the ocean. I’m big on affirmations and learning through play, and my hobbies include photography, reading, and playing Breath of the Wild and Animal Crossing. What I’m most looking forward to on the trip is seeing kids grow and watching them persevere through any challenges we might face. I can’t wait to explore this beautiful world and connect to people we meet on the way! See y’all this summer!

Meet Trip Leader Oscar!

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My name is Oscar Wilmerding and I was born and raised in beautiful San Francisco. I am also a college student at Northeastern University in Boston (I’m studying mechanical engineering). I am most looking forward to the people we will meet while biking. Everyone on the road is so kind and it’s fun to talk with people you might not ever meet otherwise. For example, I will never forget a moment on a bike trip last year where I was talking to a potato farmer in the middle of Ohio who gave me water and dug up free potatoes for me from his front yard. In my free time, I like to make jewelry, run, and bike whenever I can. I picked up my passion for cycling at the beginning of the pandemic and always wanted to push myself to see how far I could go until I finally maxed out at 200 miles in one day. I am beyond excited to get on the road and bike with you guys and am looking forward to the treasured memories to come.

Meet Trip Leader Lauren!

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Hiya everyone! My name is Lauren and I’m from Albany, New York. I currently live in Pittsburgh, where I study engineering and computer science. I’m super psyched to get away from the screens and go on some fun adventures this summer! I got really into bike touring as a teenager, and since then I’ve traveled all over the US and Europe. When I’m not studying or traveling, you can find me backpacking and skiing in Vermont, training for triathlons, or playing with my pet tortoise. I also like to make my own maple syrup each winter. In the past, I’ve taught skiing and guided at a high ropes course. I can’t wait to make a bunch of new friends and share an amazing summer together!!

Amsterdam-Paris Virtual Event- Tuesday!

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Imagine spending 16-days biking across Europe this summer in three beautiful, historical and bike-friendly countries including the Netherlands, Belgium and France!

Join us Tuesday, March 22 at 7PM EST for a live virtual event featuring Teen Treks Amsterdam to Paris Trek! This is a great opportunity to learn more about one of Teen Treks most sought after trips directly from leaders and staff who know it most!

Bring your questions and join for a fun and informative event featuring the Amsterdam-Paris Trek!

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Meet Trip Leader Max!

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Greetings Trekkers! I’m Max from the town of Westborough in the great state of Massachusetts. I can’t wait to get out of the classroom and hit the road on bikes this summer with you. For me, the bike is the best way to explore the world. With air blowing through one’s hair and the personal triumph, one gets when conquering massive hills then the joyful downhill afterward making it all worth it. Not to mention the freedom of having the ability to stop and enjoy views, hike on trials, or have a quick swim. I have been to all of the greatest hits of the national parks system. From the bottom of the Grand Canyon to the top of the Acadia. Personal passions of mine besides biking are hiking, running, camping, collecting old video games, and playing them of course. I am currently taking education classes and learning how to not only teach youth information, but life values and skills to use in life. Some of my funniest memories are from my trips as a Teen Trekker myself. So naturally, I’m excited to take part in them once again, this time leading them and making them as great for others as it was for me. 

“How a bike trip inspired a career”- Virtual Event- Tuesday @ 7PM

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It’s time for some Teen Treks’ story-time. Often we hear from past trekkers who were significantly stamped by there bike touring experience with Teen Treks. They tell us how taking a bike trip inspired future travel adventures, a passion for taking care of the environment, an appreciation for diverse people and cultures, a new sense of independence, and the ability to work together and even lead in a group setting. But sometimes, we get to see how the impact made during a Teen Treks bike trip created a passion and vision for career.

That’s just what happened to past trekker and leader, Kyle Simpson who embarked on several treks with TT, but was most inspired on the Across America Trek. Biking 3,800 miles of roads coast-to-coast generated an interest in city planning and creating better multi-use transportation solutions within American infrastructure. Today, Kyle is a City Planner in the Parking & Transportation Dept. in St. Petersburg, Florida and he will be sharing his story tomorrow- Tuesday, March 1st at 7PM EST as a part of Teen Treks Edu Series Virtual Events. Invite your favorite trekker and tune in for an inspiring story-time!

Topic: Storytime: Mar 1, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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New Cape Cod Video Alert!

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Our Cape Cod Trek is creating a lot of interest this summer! There’s a reason why, this 10-day excursion starting in Boston and traveling through Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and back to Boston by way of Plymouth Rock is the perfect trip for new trekkers. Cape Cod is one of Teen Treks shorter treks and is concentrated with picturesque coastal towns and beachside adventures all the way, making for a short but unforgettable summer camp experience!

Travel over to https://teentreks.com/capecod/ to register for the Cape Cod Trek today, and take advantage of $500 OFF with code HAPPY2022

Cape Cod Trek Virtual Event- TUESDAY!

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Join the Teen Treks crew as we talk about one of our most popular summer bike adventures! Tomorrow- Tuesday, February 15th @ 7PM EST, Teen Treks is hosting a live virtual event on Zoom featuring our Cape Cod Trek. In this Q&A format, Teen Treks staff will talk to past leaders and trekkers about what makes this short and sweet bike trip the perfect introduction to Teen Treks adventures. Bring any questions you may have about the Cape Cod Trek or what it’s like to travel with Teen Treks over the summer!

Topic: Trip Feature: Cape Cod
Time: Feb 15, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Join online events to learn more about Teen Treks bike trips

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Are you thinking about signing up for a Teen Treks trip this summer but would like to know more information about how a bike trip works, what makes it different from other summer camps or perhaps learn more about individual trips offered? The Teen Treks Bike Touring Education Series was created just for this reason!

This winter and spring season, we will host bi-weekly Zoom events open to the public as an opportunity to learn more about bike traveling with Teen Treks this summer. Each event will feature Teen Treks staff and former leaders and trekkers in a Q&A format that allows participants to learn more about trip preparation, expectation and features of individual treks.

To join an event, view our Edu Series Schedule below and mark your calendars for any and all Zoom events you’d like to attend! We look forward to seeing you there!

2022 Upcoming Events

Our Cape Cod biking adventure takes trekkers out of Boston on a ferry to Provincetown, where they bike down Cape Cod, ferry over to Martha’s Vineyard, and return back to Boston by way of Plymouth Rock. This short and sweet 10-day trip is popular every summer as it presents many ideal summer activities like enjoying beach fun, island camping, visiting touristy coastal towns and plenty of stops for ice cream along the route. Find out more during our Cape Cod Trip Feature. 

Find out how a Teen Treks trip changed the life and inspired a career for former Across America trekker. 

The Great Allegheny Trek is perfect for trekkers who love being outdoors and in beautiful natural surroundings. This 16-day trek follows the iconic Great Allegheny Passage to the C&O Canal Trail from Pittsburg to D.C., and travels through historical Civil War era sites. A trip highlight for most trekkers is the whitewater rafting experience in Ohiopyle, PA and visiting the Frank Lloyd Wright Fallingwater House. Find out more about this trek in our Trip Feature: Great Allegheny Trek. 

  • Mar. 29, 2022 @ 7 PM EST- All About Food on Teen Treks Trips
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We get many questions about what trekkers eat while on their bike trek, so this event is dedicated to food on Teen Treks trips. We will display the Teen Treks’ group pot set and talk about how groups shop, prepare and cook on bike trips. Staying hydrated and eating nutritiously is important while bike traveling in the summer sun, so we’ll look into ways groups stay healthy on trips. But not all meals are prepared by Teen Treks groups, we do love to find local cuisine and especially ice cream while traveling to new cities- we’ll cover this and much more in our Teen Treks Food Edu Series Event! A Q&A session will take place!

A perfect trek for younger teens, The D&R canal trek is a 6-day journey through Pennsylvania and New Jersey along the historic D&R Canal Trek. This trek packs a lot into a week of bike travel, with views of 18th century farmhouses and stops in picturesque downtowns of Princeton, Easton, Trenton and Bethlehem. Find out more about this trip in our D&R Canal Trek Trip Feature. 

  • April, 26, 2022 @ 7PM EST- How to Pack Light and Efficiently for TT Trips
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As trekkers prepare for their summer bike trips with Teen Treks and make purchases on gear to support their adventure- Teen Treks wants to provide a detailed guide on packing light and efficient to make sure trekkers are comfortable on their trek. We will go over the Teen Treks packing guide, display how to pack panniers, and provide suggestions on gear purchases that will make trekker’s trips more comfortable. Packing light is important for trekkers to not feel weighed down on their bicycle- we will provide hints on what is essential and non-essential to bring on your bike trip. A Q&A session will follow, so please bring any questions you may have about packing and gear purchases.

Our 1,000 Mile Challenge is perfect for trekkers who dream of biking Across America but don’t have limited time available over the summer. This challenging and exhilarating trek starts in Chicago, follows Great Lake cities like Toledo, Cleveland and Buffalo and bikes across New York State ending with a celebration in Manhattan. This 30-day trek covering just over 1,000 miles is perfect for older teens looking to accomplish a rewarding challenge and experience an unfogettable summer adventure. Find out more in our Trip Feature all about the 1,000 Mile Trek.

  • May 24, 2022 @ 7 PM EST-Q&A with Teen Treks Staff
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As we get closer to a summer filled with bike trips, parents and trekkers may have questions about their trip with Teen Treks. Whether its about packing, food on treks, shipping bikes or communication during trips- this general Q&A session gives trekker families a chance to connect directly with Teen Treks staff for any questions you may have. We hope to see you there!