So what kind of guys would ten nervous mom’s trust to take their little sweethearts out on the road and across the US for ten weeks. Read more to find out:
Does that smile look mischievous to you? Well it is. David Hare is always up to something, but rest assured it’s always at least really fun or funny. It’s actually quite challenging to find people qualified to lead cross country cycling trips, so David brings a rather unique skill set to the table. He is currently a freshmen Business Major at UNC Chapel Hill, and in his past racked up quite a bit of outdoor experience. David biked across the US in 2007 when he was 15 years old, so he has a firm understanding of what goes into succeeding on this trip, and what his riders will be going through as they pedal west for ten weeks. Also while earning Eagle Scout, David travelled to England on an international exchange and spent the summer of 2009 in Guatemala building houses with Habitat for Humanity and hiking in the Mayan ruins of Mirador.
David has also worked as a camp counselor over the summer so he is very comfortable in the guiding and leading role and understands the importance of always having a good time. As a bonus, he’s a big body on the basketball court and will pull down some serious rebounds and get put back points to help secure victories for our traveling cycling bball team.
Brian Burnham is a recovering cross country cycling addict…. and is obviously not doing a very good job at recovery. In 2007 he retired from bike guiding, but caving to constant pressure from the Scouts he agreed to do just one more. This one will make four coast to coast runs on the bike. Brian himself is an Eagle Scout and stays involved in Scouting by being an assistant Scoutmaster at Troop 845 out of Chapel Hill, NC where he guides weekend outings and crazy summer adventures.
In addition to exploring America on a bike, Brian enjoys a bit of travel adventure in other areas of the world. He’s thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, The John Muir Trail, The Annapurna Circuit, climbed Kilimanjaro, attempted Aconcagua and climbed, hiked, scuba dived, or explored on 5 continents and 18 countries. When he’s not out and about he lives in Chapel Hill where he owns the multimedia firm, Cirque Productions and coaches his middle school baseball team, the Smith Cyclones.