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RIDERS AND STAFF

Sally Hough

Rider

Québec City to New Orleans

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Sally Hough

Rider
Québec City to New Orleans

United Kingdom

The time has come to stop reading about world cycling adventures and have a go myself. I am hugely excited and fortunate to be able to do this trip, with a tinge of conscience about abandoning my family for 6-7 weeks, to join with a diverse group of people to make a journey so far from home. Could this become a habit, perhaps even further next time? What better way than to see the world than on a bike.

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Gennesse Beadman

Rider

Québec City to New Orleans

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Gennesse Beadman

Rider
Québec City to New Orleans

Australia

Have been bike touring since about 2007 through Tasmania, New Zealand, Thailand, Israel, Africa, Costa Rica, parts of Mexico, India and Sri Lanka and most of Europe except those cold northern areas. My "affair" with the TdA family began with the Africa trip in 2012. Then the inaugural French Connection tour in 2016, 2017 The Odyssey. Fabulous group, exciting hill climbs, rugged/raw scenery and the tour leaders & staff, exceptional. 2018 Pub Ride 2, a fun trip with lots of laughs and and great hills in the Yorkshire Moors. 2019 The Hippie Trail and best tour for diversity, contradiction, colour, food and, and, and excitement. I enjoy travelling with like-minded people from all parts of the world, indulging in a cold beer or two when it's hot, or cold but especially after a great day in the saddle. Just love the life on the road.

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Warren Millar

Rider

Québec City to New Orleans

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Warren Millar

Rider
Québec City to New Orleans

Australia

Hi there, I am Warren from Australia, I am a recent convert to cycle touring, and I'm really looking forward to this amazing and challenging tour. Cheers, W

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Wayne Grover

Rider

Québec City to New Orleans

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Wayne Grover

Rider
Québec City to New Orleans

Canada

Turning 66 just days before the ride starts! (How did that happen!?). Bike touring enthusiast, Recently retired, (Prof. Emeritus (ECE), U. Alberta). TDA Alumni of NAE 2015, French Connection 2016, Oh Canada 2017. Took 2018 off from any long tours and looking forward to getting to know everyone on the Orient Express this summer.

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Québec City to New Orleans

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Rider
Québec City to New Orleans

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Québec City to Washington DC

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Québec City to Washington DC

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Rider

Québec City to New Orleans

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Québec City to New Orleans

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Warren Mayhew

Rider

Québec City to New Orleans

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Warren Mayhew

Rider
Québec City to New Orleans

Canada

My name is Warren Mayhew, I grew up in southern Ontario, however my love for the outdoors told me to pursue an education in outdoor adventure tourism. After finishing school I felt my life needed more outdoor tourism, so I decided to take my bicycle with me for 6 months throughout South America. After that trip I knew that my derrere had thousands of more kilometres left to spend in a bicycle saddle.

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Robert Fletcher

Rider

Québec City to New Orleans

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Robert Fletcher

Rider
Québec City to New Orleans

Canada

I belong to Edmonton Bike and Touring club and I have enjoyed past tours with TDA. Last year I did the French Connection and prior to that the India and NAE tours. I spent 30 years as an educator with Edmonton Public Schools. I also spent 2.5 years teaching in Australia. I have been retired for 19 years. I look forward to meeting everyone on this trip.

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Maxime Dionne

Rider

Québec City to New Orleans

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Maxime Dionne

Rider
Québec City to New Orleans

Canada

"Travelling, moving, waking up every day in a new place means I have a thousand memories of different homes all around the world."

I used to work in an office developing softwares in Quebec City and one day I decided to quit that lifestyle. Being able to take only a trip or two per year wasn’t enough anymore—I needed to travel full time. In 2013, I bought a bicycle (that's right, I only had one from Canadian Tire at the time, but I quickly concluded a Surly LHT would better fit my needs) and went on my first bike tour, solo, starting from home and riding through Canada, the US, and Haiti. A year later, I was in Vancouver looking for a job and someone told me about TDA and their recruitment ad for Australia. I applied, bought an airline ticket to meet TDA in Adelaide, and the following month I was enjoying my new outdoor office from the saddle of my bike!

An incredible country I've cycled through is Haiti. The scenery is stunning and every 100 kilometres is an adventure, but best of all is the local folklore. I have many stories about this mysterious country and one of my favourites is about the werewolf living on the island. The Haitian werewolf is a shape-shifter able to impersonate any animal. It transforms at night—any night, even if there's no moon—and is always looking to feast on human flesh. The only way to avoid an assured death at this creature’s hands is to sleep in a house with a roof. I like to bush camp while cycling and Haiti was no different. I would sleep out in my sleeping bag in the mountains or on the beach, sometimes in my tent, sometimes under the stars. Every night the locals would warn me about the werewolf, genuinely worried I’d be eaten as I slept. Some invited me into their homes, and once a group of five friends volunteer to check on me every hour of the night. People were surprised every morning I woke up alive and some started to believe the werewolf didn't have an appetite for strangers.

There are a few reasons I like to travel so much: for one thing, I always want to have new adventures and face new challenges. And I love discovering new things—food, stories, places, people, cultures … you name it! With TDA, any and everything can happen—we’re constantly exploring the globe and we introduce fresh tours every year. As you can imagine, scouting and leading tours fulfill my desire for the new to perfection.

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Miriam Gold

Rider

Washington DC to Nashville

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Miriam Gold

Rider
Washington DC to Nashville

United States

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Tomas Gold

Rider

Washington DC to Nashville

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Tomas Gold

Rider
Washington DC to Nashville

United States

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Martha Lenio

Rider

Québec City to New Orleans

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Martha Lenio

Rider
Québec City to New Orleans

Canada

Hi, my name is Martha and I'll be your assistant tour director for this adventure! I have a love of adventures, travel, living outdoors, sustainability, biking - all things that make this tour great. I'm looking forward to meeting you all, and making this experience a great one for everyone. Cheers!

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Henry Gold

Rider

Nashville to New Orleans

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Henry Gold

Rider
Nashville to New Orleans

Canada

Founder, TDA Global Cycling

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Peter Williams

Rider

Québec City to Washington DC

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Peter Williams

Rider
Québec City to Washington DC

Australia

Late 2015 completed most of the Bamboo Road tour (about 4,000km though China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand), and had so much fun wanted to do more Feb, March 2016 completed all the 3,000km Hippie Trail tour through India I've taken a year off work, and have spent it mainly cycling Been cycling in Europe lately, but will finish my year of cycling doing part of the French Connection Should be fun

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Greg Roberts

Rider

Québec City to Washington DC

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Greg Roberts

Rider
Québec City to Washington DC

Australia

I enjoy cycling, spending time outdoors, and visiting other countries and cultures, so this has to be the perfect combination, right? In between holidays I'm a hospital-based pharmacist/researcher. Looking forward to meeting a few of the locals at the various stop-overs, having a few beers with the other cyclists, and hearing a few tall stories.

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Québec City to New Orleans

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Rider
Québec City to New Orleans

United States

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Rider

Nashville to New Orleans

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Nashville to New Orleans

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Bonny Fairweather

Rider

Québec City to Washington DC

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Bonny Fairweather

Rider
Québec City to Washington DC

Canada

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Shanny Hill

Rider

Québec City to Washington DC

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Shanny Hill

Rider
Québec City to Washington DC

Canada

Look forward to meeting everyone in Alaska. I have worked for TDA for over 10 years now and every trip is a new and challenging experience. I have been fortunate to have traveled all over the place, but North America ironically I have not explored much. It should be great fun (except maybe for the mosquitoes). Happy pedals...

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Sally Hough

Rider

Québec City to New Orleans

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Sally Hough

Rider
Québec City to New Orleans

United Kingdom

The time has come to stop reading about world cycling adventures and have a go myself. I am hugely excited and fortunate to be able to do this trip, with a tinge of conscience about abandoning my family for 6-7 weeks, to join with a diverse group of people to make a journey so far from home. Could this become a habit, perhaps even further next time? What better way than to see the world than on a bike.

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Gennesse Beadman

Rider

Québec City to New Orleans

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Gennesse Beadman

Rider
Québec City to New Orleans

Australia

Have been bike touring since about 2007 through Tasmania, New Zealand, Thailand, Israel, Africa, Costa Rica, parts of Mexico, India and Sri Lanka and most of Europe except those cold northern areas. My "affair" with the TdA family began with the Africa trip in 2012. Then the inaugural French Connection tour in 2016, 2017 The Odyssey. Fabulous group, exciting hill climbs, rugged/raw scenery and the tour leaders & staff, exceptional. 2018 Pub Ride 2, a fun trip with lots of laughs and and great hills in the Yorkshire Moors. 2019 The Hippie Trail and best tour for diversity, contradiction, colour, food and, and, and excitement. I enjoy travelling with like-minded people from all parts of the world, indulging in a cold beer or two when it's hot, or cold but especially after a great day in the saddle. Just love the life on the road.

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Warren Millar

Rider

Québec City to New Orleans

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Warren Millar

Rider
Québec City to New Orleans

Australia

Hi there, I am Warren from Australia, I am a recent convert to cycle touring, and I'm really looking forward to this amazing and challenging tour. Cheers, W

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Wayne Grover

Rider

Québec City to New Orleans

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Wayne Grover

Rider
Québec City to New Orleans

Canada

Turning 66 just days before the ride starts! (How did that happen!?). Bike touring enthusiast, Recently retired, (Prof. Emeritus (ECE), U. Alberta). TDA Alumni of NAE 2015, French Connection 2016, Oh Canada 2017. Took 2018 off from any long tours and looking forward to getting to know everyone on the Orient Express this summer.

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Québec City to New Orleans

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Québec City to New Orleans

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"Freedom from the trappings of the modern world and life simplified down to the bare basics - get up and ride your bike and have fun."

OVERVIEW FRENCH CONNECTION 2016


  • FULL TOUR
  • SECTION 1
  • SECTION 2
  • SECTION 3
  • FRENCH CONNECTION
  • ROUTE DES EXPOS
  • APPALACHIAN TRAIL
  • SOUTHERN COMFORT
  • QUéBEC CITY TO NEW ORLEANS
  • QUéBEC CITY TO WASHINGTON DC
  • WASHINGTON DC TO NASHVILLE
  • NASHVILLE TO NEW ORLEANS
  • AUG 13 TO OCT 2
  • AUG 13 TO AUG 31
  • SEP 2 TO SEP 17
  • SEP 19 TO OCT 2
  • USD 9900
  • USD 4250
  • USD 3800
  • USD 3300
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • FULL TOUR
    • FRENCH CONNECTION
    • QUéBEC CITY TO NEW ORLEANS
    • AUG 13 TO OCT 2
    • 9900 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 1
    • ROUTE DES EXPOS
    • QUéBEC CITY TO WASHINGTON DC
    • Aug 13 - Aug 31
    • 4250 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 2
    • APPALACHIAN TRAIL
    • WASHINGTON DC TO NASHVILLE
    • Sep 2 - Sep 17
    • 3800 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 3
    • SOUTHERN COMFORT
    • NASHVILLE TO NEW ORLEANS
    • Sep 19 - Oct 2
    • 3300 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE

Prices based on double occupancy at hotels. Solo riders will be paired with another rider of the same sex at no additional charge. A registration fee of US$150 must first be paid to hold your place on the tour. This fee is in addition to the entry fee listed above. Full tour entry fees will receive an early payment discount of US$500 if full payment is received 6 months before the start of the tour. Those coming for multiple sections get 10% off for 2 or more sections on the same tour (multiple section discount does not apply to full tour price). Full tour single supplement is US$2000. Single supplement for individual sections is available upon request. TDA alumni get special alumni discounts. Please contact our office for further details.

 

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