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Cindy Jamieson - Pedal Pusher
Cindy is an all around outdoor 'fun seeker'. A former Canadian Freestyle kayak champ, and Canadian team member, she now spends more time on a bike saddle than in a kayak. A former raft guide for many years, Cindy has worked in tourism her entire life. She also owns/operates Jamieson Travel & Tours with her father. "I'm very excited to showcase some amazing back roads, single track trails and scenery that many people travel far and wide to see".
Ben Shillington - Adventure Seeker
Ben Shillington has worked as a professional guide and instructor for the past 15 years, and has worked for some of the biggest Adventure guiding companies in the world. His guiding career has taken him all over the globe guiding and filming expeditions on multiple peaks in the Himalayas, Africa, the Middle East and to the Magnetic North Pole in Canada's high Arctic. Ben has trekked self supported down the Northern Basin of Lake Winnipeg, biked solo across Canada, self supported ride through the Swiss alps, and has also lead a mountain bike expedition from Turkey to Beijing China. Ben resides in Beachburg Ontario with his wife Robyn and fills the rest of his time working as a full time lead instructor for Wilderness Tours and Algonquin Colleges Outdoor Adventure Guide Diploma Program. Aside from riding bikes and being cold Ben enjoys multiple cups of dark roast coffee daily and loves a good non fiction book.
Cameron Dube - Trail Obsessed
"I love riding all disciplines, from cyclocross racing to gravel grinds, to xc marathon, to fatbike ultras. I've been at it for years, and I am addicted to trail building!" Cam can often be found on the local trails either building bridges, clearing leaves off the paths, or ripping around contemplating a new route. He knows our local trails better than anyone and loves to share them with others! Each spring Cam leads the team of BORCA (Beachburg Off-Road Cycling Association) committe members to organize the local "Spring Chicken" bike race! Cam currently works as an instructor for Algonquin College's Outdoor Adventure Guide and Adventure Naturalist programs as an instructor and course developer. This year he will be guiding both road and mountain biking tours!
Marina recently moved to the area from Ottawa. Looking to escape the city life and lead a more active lifestyle, Marina can be found working hard in our office and on the local trails.
We are passionate about the Ottawa Valley and committed to providing you with an unforgettable experience biking in one of Eastern Canada's best kept secrets. From stunning glacier formed deep blue lakes and rolling hills to the world class whitewater of the Ottawa River, the natural landscape of the Ottawa Valley provides fun and challenging opportunities for cycling enthusiasts.
Valley Cycle Tours is a locally owned and operated business based in the small rural village of Beachburg Ontario. As such, we take our commitment to sustainable tourism seriously. We are conscious of the impact our activities have on both the community and the environment and continually search for new ways in which we can improve our performance and strengthen our connection to the environments, communities and economies in which we operate.
Member of the non-profit BORCA and Mountain Bike Forest Lea trail associations.
Our guides practice and follow the principles of Leave No Trace which promote responsible outdoor recreation and builds awareness, appreciation and respect for our wilderness and wildland areas.