Our carefully crafted teen bicycling adventures from two to five weeks are designed for teens who seek challenge and personal growth within a non-competitive, nurturing and wholesome environment. Today, it is humbling for us to realize the extent and magnitude of the positive impact we have made on the lives of so many teens. As we enter our thirty-ninth season, our alumni base has grown to over 20,000 former students, many of which are second-generation, including our own two sons, Chris and Nick. As experienced directors, but especially as parents we understand the wide range of emotions one feels when they are about to send their son or daughter off for an adventure to a far away place. We are excited about their becoming independent, more responsible and successful but we also have concerns about their safety, the qualifications of their leaders, the compatibility of their group, and the wholesomeness of their fellow teenage trip members. We pledge to you that we will plan you son or daughter\u2019s trip, prepare their leaders, and select their trip-mates with the same thoughtfulness and care that we provided for our own sons. Finally, we believe that the Wilderness Ventures bicycling experience is truly exceptional. Because our programs are such a significant investment in your daughter\u2019s or son\u2019s future, we have taken great care in preparing this thorough catalog. We invite you to discover Wilderness Ventures and we are hopeful that you and your son or daughter will be able to share with us the value of our life\u2019s work through an experience with us this summer. Sincerely, Mike Cottinham Owner, Founder Wilderness Ventures For more about our road touring and mountain biking trips, click here.