Diane Kolifrath

Owner / Operator

After years of working in IT, I decided work needed to be more fun, so in 2014, I took my experience from my youth as a wilderness guide, and my love for cycle touring and began and started Great American Bike Tours. Today we have bucket loads of fun connecting great folks like you with amazing cycling adventures!


Ron Bailey

Owner / Operations Director

I owned and operated my own remodeling business for years until Diane (yep, my better-half) figured out how we could turn work into play! I look forward to making sure that your adventure tour and all the toys and gear you'll need are in tip-top condition, and your vacation is nothing but pure enjoyment!


Ellen Scudder

General Manger & Tour Crew

A lifelong outdoor enthusiast and a past competitive cyclist, Ellen graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Ecology, and operated her own landscaping company for over 20 years. In addition to working tours, Ellen is our GM and helps with all the backend details of the biz to make sure our tours are the best in the industry!


Drake McNeary

Lead Bike Mechanic & Tour Crew

Before join GABT Drake worked as a rafting guide in Costa Rica, after which he ran his own mobile bike repair shop out of SC.  Drake provides outstanding customer service as one of our valued tour crew, and works as one of our lead bike mechanics.


Paula Thompson

Tour Crew

Paula had so much fun one of our tours, she decide to join our team after retiring in January 2022 after lifelong career in medicine. She is now living her best life on two wheels. Paule is a licensed cycling instructor for the League of American Cyclists and assists with elementary school bike safety programs when not on her on 2-wheeled adventures!


Leanne Darling

Tour Crew

A classically trained violist, Leanne has performed and taught music for over 30 years, and currently teaches viola and chamber music at SUNY Buffalo and. A lifelong outdoor enthusiast, she worked in Yellowstone National Park for 11 summers before joining the GABT team. Despite her very busy schedule Leanne finds time to enjoy the great cycling around her hometown of Buffalo and all along the beautiful Niagara River area.


Brendan DiVincent

Tour Crew

Bio on its way, stay tuned!


Cary Murry

Tour Crew

Carl joins us after retiring from 23 years working for GE Healthcare. Carl is an avid cyclist and has been cycling touring and bike backing for years. When not on his favorite recumbent, you'll find Carl exploring in the Adirondacks, where he makes his home.


Chris McCullum

Tour  Crew

​​Originally from Sydney, Australia Chris now lives in New Hampshire where he works as an elementary school principal.  Chris is an avid cyclist and enjoys cycling both road and trail. Off the bike, he enjoys camping, hiking and playing competitive tennis.