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Meet The Team


Diane Kolifrath

Owner / CEO

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 Manager & Tour Lead

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!


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 DeVincent

Tour Crew / Bike Shop

Born under the patron saint of navigation, Brendan is a lifelong traveler and explorer with a passion for discovering new places and trying new things. Whether it’s teaching folks to slackline or accompanying them on the rail trail of life, Brendan’s warm personality and his ferociousness for fun make him an outstanding member of our team!


Steve Hayes

Tour Crew / Bike Shop

When not providing tour support with Great American Bike Tours, Steve enjoys making music with his folk duo. The duo has released three chart-topping folk albums and has toured nationally.


Larry Kent

Bike Mechanic

In his "other life" Larry held the position of lead engineer and machinist, now he is fully enjoying his bike repair position with Great American Bike Tours!

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