Mark has been a cyclist for his entire adult life.
He crossed the USA in 2013 with Adventure Cycling on the TransAmerica route. You can read his journal from 2013 here.
He loves fly fishing
He is an avid photographer
He owned a printing company for 13 years with his wife, Colleen.
Owning Senior Cycling is a dream-come-true for him!
JACK PETTRY – TOUR LEADER
Lives in Missoula, Montana.
Has been a bicycle tour leader for more than 12 years, working with Adventure Cycling Association and Senior Cycling.
Has led 2 coast-to-coast bike tours, including the 2013 tour that Mark Troy participated in.
In addition to bike touring, Jack’s sports and activities include marathon running, camping, and mountain biking, especially in Utah, where he has led many tours over the last 30 years.
Has run a marathon in all 50 states, plus Washington DC and Greece!
Makes a fantastic New Mexico green chile stew.
Is a connoisseur of IPA micro brews.
Is a trained bicycle mechanic.
Jack is a certified Wilderness First Responder.
ALAN BROWN - TOUR LEADER
Alan is a Midwesterner who has finished a banking career in Chicago, Atlanta, Birmingham and Washington DC. Now rather than look at tour catalogs he is riding some tours in places he has long thought of visiting, leading some tours with two companies and doing independent tours with friends, recently riding the Mississippi Blues Trail from Memphis to New Orleans for Mardi Gras.
His three simple reasons for bike touring are getting great exercise while seeing new places at a speed that allows one to absorb the local flavor and meeting a wide array of active bike enthusiasts that all have a few good tales of their travels.
MAER SEIBERT - TOUR LEADER
Maer has lived in Missoula, Mt. for 18+ year's, an expert in the trails and routes of the area. She is an art and special education teacher with a master's degree in experiential education. She also teaches yoga and pilates. A life long cyclist, Maer has worked as a tour guide for Adventure Cycling Association for 6 years and runs a Cycling Club that runs 3 or 4 mtn bike trips a year in the rocky mountain west.
PAT BLACKMON – IN MEMORY
Pat spent a lifetime teaching and encouraging others to love sports and the great outdoors.
Pat and her son hiked the entire Appalachian Trail!
She coached a Gold Medal Winning Team in the Senior Olympics.
She is a Washington Metropolitan Area Softball Hall of Famer
Pat was the first woman player inducted into the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame.
At 59, Pat completed a cross country bike ride from San Diego, CA to St. Augustine, FL
Pat left us way too soon; she passed away October 20th, 2016.
CLICK HERE to read a Tribute to Pat Blackmon.