BIKEternity tour guides have been sharing the joy of cycling for over 15 years. When touring with Biketernity, you'll discover new places you won't find in google and feel like locals privy to all the hidden secrets of the destinations you'll be pedaling through.
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Shawn Decareaux, Owner / Adventure Guide / Caterer
A friend encouraged me to begin riding many years ago. Though I was reluctant, I soon found cycling gives me the freedom to see the beauty of nature. Traveling down backcountry roads, I experience new adventures that are thrilling to me. I wake up and think where my bike will take me today? I love encouraging people to come along for the ride. Raised in a large family, cooking with large pots and portions are natural for me. Sharing good food feeds my passion for connecting with new friends and advances the excitement and adventure of cycling, which brings out the best in people. I started BIKEternity because sharing good food and good friends are the elements of a successful ride.
Arlen Hall, Operations Director & Adventure Guide
I am Arlen Hall. I have been involved in adventure cycling since the 1990s and is considered one of the foremost experts in his field. I am an adventure and outdoor leadership professional focused on transforming, inspiring, and empowering people through cycling. I am expert in managing and motivating groups and building high-energy, collaborative teams.
From 2018-2020, I led REI’s cycling adventure program, where he developed and executed REI’s adventure travel strategy to reestablish its Coop brand as a leading provider of cycling adventures worldwide. My success resulted in an exponential growth of the North American cycling travel market. Before REI, I was the Tours Director for the Adventure Cycling Association, where I supervised over 225 tour leaders and 119 tours which served over 1800 adventure cyclists. I founded 10th Gear in 1998, which I operated as a volunteer-led, community-based cycling program, which engaged middle school and high school students in outdoor activities.
Sandra Corso, Adventure Guide
I am Sandra Corso. I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Like most “Cariocas” (natives of Rio), I fell in love with nature at a very young age. Because Rio is surrounded by beautiful tropical beaches, islands, rainforest and mountains, it inspires many people with a deep desire to enjoy nature. As an adult, I lived in the U.S. for more than 35 years, working as a Seismic Analyst at the University of Washington, and leading 2 to 30-day mountaineering, climbing and backpacking trips for a number of outdoor organizations. I have been guiding Wilderness trips, bike touring as well as Bikepacking tours in the Sierras, Alaska, North Cascades, Canadian and Colorado Rockies, South America and all of the National Parks of the West, for over 25 years. When not guiding and instructing, I enjoy Bikepacking as well as exploring and researching about adventure destinations all over the world.
Michelle Mathieu-Scott, Adventure Guide
Michelle Mathieu Scott is from Naperville, Illinois. When she’s not leading bicycle tours, she’s a massage therapist and the owner of Body Balance Massage Therapy, Ltd. Michelle has been leading tours since 2011. Most recently, she led a tour in Glacier & Waterton National Parks, and Inn-to-Inn tours in Maine and Vermont. Every tour is a favorite for her because each one is unique. Her dream bicycle tour is through Italy. She loves leading bike tours because she loves the people she gets to meet. Her favorite on-the-road snack is Fig Newtons!
Kalyana Algrabeli, Adventure Guide
While currently living in Portland, Oregon, Kalyana spent all her youth’s summers visiting her grandparents in Bar Harbor, and the carriage trails and tide pools of Acadia National Park are very dear to her heart. Some of her first experiences of the freedom of the bicycle were had on those hard packed dirt roads. She returned in 2015 to visit her family and become a Sea Kayak Guide— becoming acquainted with Mount Desert Island’s granite coastline from the water side as well.
Bike touring has been a formative and large part of her life. Beginning with a first daring solo trip from Canada to Mexico on the Pacific Coast, she’s gone on to lead people on tours in Death Valley, the Cascades, Cuba, Hawaii, Alaska, and across the US on the TransAmerican Trail. She delights in curating the very best, most fun experiences on tour and sharing the freedom of the open road with other adventurers. Meeting people from all walks of life and sharing the experience of a bike-powered journey together is her most joyful life’s work.
She is in so much gratitude for all the amazing places she gets to visit leading tours, and this homecoming to Acadia is feeling especially sweet. Additionally she has been studying yoga for many years and has been teaching for the last few. She believes that yoga and cycling go together in incredibly complimentary ways to optimize mind, body and spirit health on tour. This Acadia Sea-Breezes Yoga Bike Tour combines her two greatest passions in one of her favorite places and she cannot wait to share this special journey with you!
Charlie Livermore, Cycling Coach
My passion for cycling began in 1984 after watching Team USA in the LA Olympic Games. My coaching career evolved from racing and Team management. Racing in the amateur ranks for 20 years gave me a solid understanding of the demands of the sport, but it’s the access I’ve had to Pro Cycling that has taught how to be a coach. My first opportunity to work in Pro Cycling was in 1989 with the Wheaties Schwinn Cycling Team. Then I had three great years working with Chris Carmichael at USA cycling, three years with the Coors Lite Cycling Team, and finally seven years at the helm of the Volvo/Cannondale Pro MTB Team.
In 2004, I founded and operated a cycling performance center in Northern California. In 2006 I co-founded Continuum Sports, the management company of the BMC Pro Cycling Team, which I am still involved with today. I started coaching with CTS in 2011. I’ve had and continued to have access to the best coaches and cyclists in the world, and now I have the privilege of using 30 years of knowledge and experience to coach cyclists here at Carmichael Training Systems. Of all of the positions I’ve held in cycling, none gives me more pleasure than coaching. The ability to change people’s lives gives me great satisfaction.
Beth Ann Hinnant, Adventure Guide
I am Beth Ann Hinnant. I am blessed to live in Staunton Virginia in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. I am a retired computer programmer analyst and got into touring quite by accident. I was an endurance cyclist and signed up for a tour just to slow down for a week. The touring bug bit me hard, and I hung up my "a century every weekend" lifestyle. My knees definitely thank me for that transition.
I have done dozens of bikepacking tours all over the USA & parts of Europe and Canada. I have lead tours across New York State, and in Louisiana, Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, Michigan, and Virginia. My very favorite was the Southern Tier. I started out solo but met 2 beautiful people along the way, and we became cycling buddies. It was nice not to cross the Chihuahuan Desert alone! Touring allows me to meet incredible people and explore small-town America at a slow, casual pace. Biking is my life, and I love to tour and will ride just about anywhere. I love to laugh, with sarcasm and deadpan humor being a specialty. Beth Ann-isms are created regularly. When I'm not leading tours, I work for USA Cycling as a race official. I also work for UPS as a driver helper during the holiday peak season.
Emma Wimmer, Adventure Specialist
Emma started her cycling journey in 2011, first in Madison, Wisconsin along beautiful Lake Mendota then in Washington, DC where she became a year-round bike commuter in 2013. A dream job brought her west in 2015, where she has added mountain biking to her list. After years in the tourism industry she is still excited to share her passion for bicycle travel with others. When she’s not on her bike, you’ll find her soaking in hot springs or solving crossword puzzles.
Linda Gryczan, Adventure Guide
Linda Gryczan (rhymes with bison) has explored North America by bike since she was a teenager. She turned wrenches at her mobile repair shop, Alice B Toeclips Cyclery for 25 years, before becoming a mediator. Both skills have served her well during 12 years of guiding bicycle tours. Linda greatly enjoys introducing cyclists to places she loves with the hope other riders will appreciate them just as much
Jan Bennett, Adventure Guide(They/Them)
Jan Bennett lives near Cerrillos, New Mexico. Jan fell in love with cycling all over again as a 30 something. After a back injury sidelined Jan from racing on the road and track, Jan spent some time road touring at a much more relaxed pace. Jan soon off down the dirt and gravel roads that they had so fondly gazed upon while recovering. Jan developed the Pony Express Bikepacking route, a 2,200 mile route from Missouri to California, as a pet project over several years. Jan has found immense value in self-propelled travel through beautiful and remote land sand is ready to help facilitate those experiences with others, both on- and off-road. Jan looks forward to experiencing these landscapes and an opportunity to travel through them together!
KIMBERLI PALMER, ADVENTURE GUIDE
Kim enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling, camping, skiing and kayaking, both in the United States and in other parts of the world. Nepal is one of her favorite places, where she has completed several long treks and helped build a school in a rural community. Kim really enjoys finding ways to “give back” to the communities she visits.
Kim loves to organize adventures for groups of friends. Some of the most notable trips were multi-day treks in France, Italy and Nepal. She also enjoys road cycling trips, backpacking and winter expeditions, and canyoneering.
Kim has been guiding professionally for four years after taking early retirement from a corporate career in Denver. She left the corporate world to pursue her passion for adventure, and for helping others enjoy and learn more about the outdoors. Kim has guided hiking and cycling trips all over the Western United States. During her time in Denver, Kim worked as a volunteer on a mountain search and rescue team for ten years. Her specialty was avalanche education, rescue, and recovery. Kim is a Wilderness EMT and loves to share her knowledge of the outdoors with others.
GEORGE BEAVER JR, ADVENTURE GUIDE
I started cycling in the early 90’s as a way to cross train with marathon running as my primary sport. I loved cycling so much I gradually transitioned from running to cycling full time. Currently, I live in the Pocono mountains in northeast Pennsylvania; which provides me ample opportunities for mountain biking and road/touring. In addition to cycling I enjoy sailing, hiking, cross-country skiing and being retired.
BOB WESTGATE, ADVENTURE GUIDE
Aloha! I’m Bob Westgate and I currently live in Kailua, Hawaii. I have been involved in bicycle touring since 1977 and have enjoyed taking and leading cycling and adventure holidays in the USA, Canada, Costa Rica and the United Kingdom. I have led day and weekend trips for local cycling clubs and have directed longer events, most recently (and currently) for Adventure Cycling Association. My longest bicycle tour was a 10-week summer of fun, cycling from Albuquerque, NM to Jasper, AB, Canada along the Continental Divide.
A lifelong dream to offer adventure tours in New Zealand has become a reality and I welcome you, your family and friends to join us on the multisport adventure experience on the North Island of New Zealand. When I’m not cycling, walking, hiking or paddling, I lead the planning & scheduling team at an airline based in Honolulu.
JACKIE SHANE, ADVENTURE GUIDE
Jackie Shane started as a bicycle commuter in Chicago and never stopped. Whether she is a bike commuter carrying groceries, roady, mountain biker, or off-road bike-packer, she has the right bike for the occasion. She has toured Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Colorado, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, and Israel (road-tours) and recently bike-packed the spine of New Zealand (Tour Aotearoa) and bits of New Mexico. She trekked in Nepal hiking to Everest base-camp and led tours up and down the Grand Canyon. She is the President of the Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico, a founding member of BikeABQ, and has volunteered at over ten Bike Swaps where she fits people to the right bike.
She worked as an academic librarian specializing in Science and Engineering (UNM and Emory) and managed to get tenure, only to quit in order to spend more time outdoors. A self-proclaimed foodie, she loves to prepare fresh food and has had various cooking and catering gigs. Her hobby is playing the Irish Tin Whistle which comes along on tours. She speaks some Spanish, French, and Hebrew.