In 2012, Jimmy chartered an independent Katy Trail ride, which took a small group the entire 237.7 miles, from Clinton to Machens. Jimmy coordinated the route, stops, and overnight towns. Ever since, he has been looking for ways to unite people through single-day and multi-day rides. As a partnership, Dave and Jimmy took the reigns when Padre, the founder, decided to retire from the chartering business. Jimmy has worked several of our chartered events, and he’s ridden most of them.
Dave’s passion for cycling had a collision with his expertise in business management in 2015, when Dave rode RAGBRAI with Jimmy, using Padre’s Cycle Inn. He was amazed by the convenience of the service, and intrigued by the opportunity to purchase such an invaluable service, when Padre himself decided to retire and sell the business. Dave has worked several of our chartered events, and he’s ridden most of them.
Dawn takes the lead of several of our events, and, well, everybody loves her! Dawn began as a prospective customer of Padre himself. But ultimately, she became a valuable part of the business. And today, she is and important part of several rides. If you’ve ridden RAGBRAI or Katy Trail with us, you have already had the pleasure of Dawn’s helpful and fun interaction with our riders.
If you’re in camp, and you need something, just ask Suzie! She is our in-camp concierge, and there’s (almost) nothing she won’t do to make sure you have what you need. Our Zone is the hub of camp, and Suzie makes sure this aspect of our service is top-notch.
Padre’s Cycle Inn has been chartering rides all across the country, since 2007, including: