BIKEternity tour guides have been sharing the joy of cycling for over 15 years. When touring with Shawn, Greg, or Michelle 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.
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.
Empire State Ride Director
Greg is from Fincastle, Virginia, and has been leading tours since 2008. Most recently, he has guided tours in the California Sierras, Washington Cascades, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. When he’s not on the road, he designs and leads various outdoor adventures for Roanoke City Parks & Recreation. His favorite tour experience of all time was the spectacular beauty of the Washington Cascades. His dream bicycle tour is to ride from the U.S. border through Canada and into Alaska. He loves leading bicycle tours because he loves exploring this amazing country by bicycle. “I know there are others that share this passion. I have a unique opportunity to make their dreams come true. It gives me great pleasure to be a part of creating cherished, life-long memories for all the interesting people I meet on tours,” he said. His favorite on-the-road snack is peanut butter. He comes across as serious at first, but not for long: he’s been known to show up on tour in a hula skirt and coconut bra, or an Abe Lincoln costume, or dressed as a cowboy! In addition to cycling, he enjoys mountaineering, kayaking, cross country skiing, running, hunting, and fishing.
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!
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
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.