Arlen is the current Tours Director of Adventure Cycling Association in Missoula, MT. In addition to designing, coordinating, and leading tours for Adventure Cycling in various capacities since 2005, he has logged more than 40,000 miles leading trips for middle and high school students since 1998. He served as tours director of two non-profit organizations, 10THGEAR and BIKETERNITY. Arlen has cycled coast to coast on four occasions, three times with teens. In 2007, he was touched by the stories of boys afflicted with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and has led charity rides, called JettRides, for the Jett Foundation of Kingston, MA, ever since. Arlen loves pie and is currently searching, by bicycle, for the Best Coconut Cream Pie in America. He rides, eats, and enjoys watching his two adult sons, Chris and Brandon, find their own way in life.
Shawn is a marketing representative, certified networker, avid cyclist, and passionate about culinary arts. Prior to moving to Missoula, MT in 2011, she was the president of the Putnam, CT Merchants Association and was a marketing representative for Image Boosters of Grafton, MA. She served on the a non-profit marketing team establishing fundraisers and community outreach in specific target markets for the Jett Foundation of Kingston, MA. She was an integral component of the JettRides coordinating overnights and generating publicity to create awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. She coordinated Katrina disaster relief in Northeastern, CT in 2005. Her favorite community building, group bicycle ride has been several Five Boro Bike Tour rides in New York City. She remains passionate about creating community around meals and cycling.