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!
In 2016 published her first book “Now or Never for Scaredy-Cats”
Earned an open water scuba diving certification (Yes, it was hard!)
She’s a certified life coach
A Hospice volunteer
Lover of a courtyard garden
Bakes a darn near perfect pie
Is a marvelous hula hooper
After 50 years, she has learned to love her dimples
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.
TOM BRASSARD – TOUR LEADER
Lives in South Burlington, Vermont with his wife, Sue.
Has had a love affair with 2-wheel transportation since his first Schwinn tied with a bow under the family Christmas tree at age 5.
“I love the outdoors and connection with nature and spend as much time outside as possible.”
In addition to cycling, Tom’s sports and activities include hikes with daughter Abby (and his dog Lucy and her pup Finley), skiing, snowshoeing, golf, boating, scuba diving & snorkeling, outdoor photography, cooking, reading, writing, listening to music, playing his drums, sports cars, physical training, and traveling.
He and his wife have enjoyed cycling tours in Tuscany, Italy and Provence, France.
Professionally, Tom owns and operates his B2B printing and marketing company that he started in 1990. He is active in his community as a board member of the Burlington Business Association
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.
MARY JO BROWN - TOUR LEADER
My enjoyment of cycling took off in 1989 when the Brown Family moved to the Washington DC area with its wonderful network of trails. We were proud owners of the first bike buggy in the neighborhood and it was the preferred transportation to preschool for our daughters.
Since that time we have always lived in communities where we could walk and bike rather than spend so much time in the car, a lifestyle that fits my desire to stay active and spend as much time outdoors as possible.
The outdoor lifestyle is a theme in my life with other interests being hiking, gardening, and photography.
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.