Who is Renee?
A Pacific Northwest native with a passion for ecology, Renee spent many summers working as an Interpretive Ranger in the Columbia River Gorge. She’s a lover of animals and has been living a plant-based lifestyle for over a decade. Renee currently resides in Portland, Oregon, and says, “I couldn’t imagine a more lovely spot to hail from.”
Q&A With Renee
How did you get started riding?
In 2010 I was studying abroad in Costa Rica when I was invited on my first bicycle tour (with my brother and the man who is now my husband). It was the most adventurous and challenging thing I had ever done, and I was hooked! My idea of international travel will forever include a bicycle. So far I’ve been lucky enough to have toured in 9 countries, and can’t wait to add more to the list!
When not out on tour, what can you be found doing?
Doing something else outdoors: backpacking, mountaineering, running, gardening, birding, chasing the sunshine, etc.
What’s your favorite cycling destination?
I absolutely love cycling in Mexico and Central America. The culture is incredibly warm and inviting and the scenery is rugged and vibrant and so alive.
What do you love about cycling?
My favorite thing about cycling is the immersion into different landscapes and ecosystems, sometimes multiple in a single day's ride. Cycling is the perfect pace to botanize or birdwatch while on the move. You can hear all the birds and insects, the water and the wind. Highlighting these sights, sounds and feels for guests is really special for me.
Renee's Favorite Tours
Cruise beside sparkling rivers and snow-crowned peaks.
California, Nevada, USA
Bike through forty thousand acres of raw beauty and red Aztec sandstone. Ride the Mojave Desert's Vall...