Tour Guides

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. 

Looking to become a guide for BIKEternity? Check out our employment page.

shawn Decareaux biketernity tour guide

Shawn Decareaux, Owner / Tour Leader / 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
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
Sandra Corso, Tour Leader
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, Tour Leader

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, Tour Leader

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, Tour Leader

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.