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Mark Piccone

Tour Leader

Nickname(s): New York, “C”, Piccone

Hometown: Rochester, NY

Currently resides: La Habra, CA

Education: B.S. in Physical Education and M.B.A., Cameron University; M.A. in International Relations, University of Rome, Italy

Hobbies and Interests: Running, triathlons, travel, fitness, hockey, being outdoors, riding his motorcycle

Favorite rides: Occidental, CA (Sojourn’s Sonoma tour); Seattle to Portland; Death Valley; Florence to Greve in Chianti; Pacific Coast Highway (highway 1 in CA)

Favorite Sojourn tours: Sonoma Wine Country

Current bikes: Felt AR4; Trek Speed Concept 7.2; old school Trek 950 hardtail mountain bike

Bio: Mark was born in upstate New York and, thanks to 25 years of serving in the military as a helicopter pilot, has lived all over the world. Following retirement in late December of 2014, Mark moved to Colorado and went into teaching High School JROTC. While in the Centennial state he also led single-day bike rides down Pikes Peak and in Colorado Springs. Mark recently moved to Southern California to pursue his passion for leading bike tours/adventures and to help guests enjoy the good life, by bike. Happily retired, Mark enjoys outdoors and living life to the fullest.

What our guests say:

“Mark was always ready to help us in any way. He was extremely knowledgeable about our surroundings.” –Kim; Hainesville, IL

“He couldn’t do enough for the guests!” –Victor; Vancouver, BC