September 8, 2015

My CV – Bicycle Tour Leadership

Bicycles are a perfect tool for almost every person. They keep you fit. They can ride around traffic snarls, often with a more direct route. They can carry you, a friend, your kids, your groceries. They can take you down the block or across long distances. And they are great for actually seeing the environment you traverse.

The following is a summary of my leadership experience in the cycling world:

Planning Bicycle Tours

  • Over 10 years’ experience planning cycling routes that are scenic and safe.
  • Routes run the gamut from urban adventures to rural scenery.
  • Develop both paper route sheets and turn-by-turn GPS maps with any landmarks or hazards noted.
  • Receive plaudits from local riders and bicycling advocates for creative route design.

Climbing the lower part of Woodstock Tower Road

Leading Bicycle Tours

  • 10 years’ experience leading group bicycle rides and tours for Potomac Pedalers, a 2,000+ member cycling club in the Washington DC area.
  • 2 years’ experience leading curated group bicycle tours with The Bluemont Connection, a bicycle adventure company based in Washington DC.
  • 2 years’ experience leading group bicycle tours for Cultural Tourism DC.
  • Provide clear instructions to riders, making sure all are riding safe equipment and all have proper route maps.
  • Able to adapt to changing situations while on the road, re-routing riders, assisting with breakdowns or crashes, providing on-the-road support.
  • Receive praise from riders on tours I lead for quality of leadership, friendly approach to riders, swift resolution of any issues, and excellence in planning of routes and handling of groups both large and small.
  • Red Cross First Aid & CPR trained.
  • US CDC concussion trained.

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Planning Cycling Events

  • Helped plan and run Potomac Pedalers’ Back Roads Century in 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017.
  • Worked with state and local governments and law enforcement to ensure a safe, organized event day.
  • Worked with vendors and supporting businesses to coordinate pre-event and day-of-event services, such as mechanical support and food distribution for riders.
  • Helped coordinate volunteers to run aid stations, registration, and SAG support.
  • Scouted routes for 2015-2017 editions of the Back Roads Century, finding low traffic, easy-to-moderate difficulty, highly scenic roads that also had conveniently spaced areas for rest stops.