NED RAYNOLDS - OWNER
Ned is a lifelong cyclist, from commuting to work by bicycle while living in Washington DC and San Francisco, or training for Olympic and Sprint distance triathlons over the years (the Santa Barbara, Donner Lake, and Niantic Bay (CT) are favorites), but it was a pre-35th U.S. Coast Guard Academy class reunion ride traversing Long Island over 4 days that got Ned hooked on bicycle touring. After co-leading on Senior Cycling's GAP and Cape Cod tours in 2022, and another CGA Class ride down the west coast of Michigan that summer, he knew the chance to own and operate Senior Cycling was the chance of a lifetime. While serving in the NH State Legislature during the first half of the year, Ned relies on the tremendous corps of experienced tour leaders you see below, but he relishes leading as many tours as possible from July through November!
JACK PETTRY – TOUR LEADER
Jack has been a bicycle tour leader for more over 30 years. He has led two coast-to-coast bike tours, including the 2013 tour in which former Senior Cycling owner Mark Troy participated. Jack is a trained bicycle mechanic and a certified Wilderness First Responder. In addition to bike touring, Jack’s sports and activities include marathon running, camping, and mountain biking. He has run marathons in all 50 states, plus Washington DC and Greece!
Jack makes a fantastic New Mexico green chile stew and is a connoisseur of IPA micro brews.
He lives in Missoula, MT.
MAER SEIBERT - TOUR LEADER
Maer is a life-long cyclist and has worked as a tour leader for more than 10 years. She is known for her expertise on trails and routes - especially the tough ones - in the Rocky Mountain West. Maer is an expert mountain biker and all around athlete. Additionally, she teaches yoga and pilates, and she is an art and special education teacher with a master's degree in experiential education. She lives in Missoula, MT.
TONY PALMER - TOUR LEADER
Tony is a life-long cyclist and became a great addition to Senior Cycling in 2022, although he'd been actively participating in tours and group rides for more than 20 years on his own. During his down time he enjoys painting portraits and landscapes! He recently retired from a career with the City of Atlanta Dept. of Watershed Management, and currently lives in South Florida.
MICHAEL ROBINSON - TOUR LEADER
Michael Robinson participated in several tours with Senior Cycling as well as with Adventure Cycling and America by Bicycle before joining Senior Cycling as a Tour Leader.
Before cycling became a passion, Michael was - and still remains - an avid hiker. He is an ADK 46er which means he has climbed the forty-six High Peaks in New York's Adirondack mountains. In addition, he has climbed New Hampshire's Presidential Range including Mt. Washington. During the summer, Michael fishes the St. Lawrence River in his kayak. He and his wife, Nancy, enjoy their cottage in the Thousand Islands with their children and grandchildren. In the winter they escape to their house in The Villages, Florida.
NICK HARDING - TOUR LEADER
Nick has been a cycling enthusiast for over 30 years. His experience includes 5 tours with Senior Cycling, as well as other companies including America by Bike, Adventure Cycling and Vermont Bicycle Tours. He has enjoyed tours in many states, including New York Erie Canal rides, Pennsylvania/Maryland GAP ride, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Florida and Nevada’s Death Valley, as well as several European bike/boat tours. A retired environmental, health and safety professional from the Rochester NY area, Nick now enjoys co-leading bicycle tours with Senior Cycling for the sheer enjoyment of being in the saddle, visiting interesting places and meeting great riders from all walks of life.
YVONNE GSTEIGER - TOUR LEADER
Yvonne is a recently retired lawyer who cycled to school as child and hasn't stopped cycling since. Almost 50 years ago, she completed her first long distance bike tour with two friends in Denmark on a home-made 3-speed bike. She then cycled across the United States with a friend and later toured in Switzerland, Denmark, and Germany. She has led cycling tours throughout the US and into Canada for the last nine years. Yvonne was a collegiate tennis player and tennis teacher before starting law school. She has raced bikes, competed in and won numerous triathlons, and completed week-long tours on a tandem bike with her daughters. In the last five years, she and her husband Jim have created and led hiking treks in Europe. Yvonne loves leading tours because she meets amazing people and can help them realize their best cycling experience. Yvonne and Jim live in Tallahassee, Florida.
JIM ALVES - TOUR LEADER
Jim has been an outdoor sports enthusiast for decades. He’s participated in cycling tours in Denmark, Germany, and throughout the U.S., including Idaho, South Dakota, Massachusetts and many other states. When not riding, he has co-led several group hiking tours in Europe with his wife Yvonne. Closer to home, he’s also enjoyed exploring many national parks both cycling and on foot. Prior to focusing primarily on cycling, Jim was part of a competitive crew team that rowed in regattas throughout the southeast and in the Head of the Charles race in Boston. Jim is a retired environmental lawyer and he currently has a second career as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Tallahassee, Florida.
DELINDA HOOD - TOUR LEADER
Delinda has been a bicycle tour leader for 8 years. For her it has never been about speed but rather going long distances while enjoying the journey. She has cycled across the US three times in several directions. With Senior Cycling she loves meeting new people and sharing her experience while taking it (relatively) easy! When not cycling she enjoys distance running, having finished marathons and ultra marathons. Last year she completed her first 100k. Delinda is retired from a career in photojournalism working on Florida's "Space Coast" during which she covered launches during the Space Shuttle era. Today, along with bicycle touring and volunteer work, Delinda likes to geocache and has found them in all 50 states. She lives on Florida’s east coast with her husband and cats.
MIKE HICKS - TOUR LEADER
Mike and Ned have been friends for over 40 years since attending the U.S. Coast Guard Academy together, graduating in 1986. Mike is retired from a distinguished career as an oceanographer, having served as both Executive Officer and then Commanding Officer of the International Ice Patrol (operated jointly with the Canadian Coast Guard), then working there an additional 10 years as a civilian. Most importantly, Mike loves to cycle and participated in both the 2021 Pre-union ride and the 2022 Michigan ride that precipitated Ned's acquisition of Senior Cycling. Mike is also an expert in with Ride With GPS, and lives with his wife Jeanna and their black lab Zach on the lovely southeast coast of Connecticut.
KELLY HANNEGAN - TOUR LEADER
Kelly is originally from Northern California and now resides in Lake Havasu, AZ. She has a passion for bike touring and enjoys sharing it with others. Kelly has been leading tours throughout the USA for 15 years, including coast to coast. Her favorite personal bike tours include the Golden Circle, the Friendship Cycleway Munich to Venice, across Ireland Mizen to Malin along with Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes (Idaho) and the Mickelson Trail (South Dakota). Prior to leading tours, Kelly worked as a financial software project manager. Kelly also enjoys hiking, paddling, pickleball and traveling with her adult daughters Kirby and Brook.