Colin has been a part of TWV since 2015. Besides being a Bike Club and Bike Science Program Facilitator, he has led our Morley 2016 trip and is about to leave with our 2016 Badlands to Banff trip this week! Follow along on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
Name: Colin King
Job Title at TWV: Program Facilitator and Trips Leade
Favourite travel destination: Hard to pick just one, but I love visiting the ocean!
Favourite thing about TWV: Sharing what I love with with young people, and inspiring them to be more active outdoors.
When I’m not at TWV, I can often be found: Riding my bike on the roads of Calgary and area, hanging out with my dogs, and exploring out in the world around me.
Best bike tip: Ride your bike and have fun in whatever way is fun for you, just be considerate and safe while doing it. Also never forget your ABC check!
Who was your role model growing up: The world is full of so many amazing people, its hard to just pick one. The first person that comes to mind is Steve Irwin. He was an excellent role model because of his passion and excitement for nature and sharing it with everyone else.
Best advice received: Learn to accept help from others! Sure you can probably carry all that stuff on your own, but what’s the harm in sharing the load with someone who offers.
TWV should plan a bike trip to… Jasper! I love our mountain parks and I think a bike trip along the ice fields parkway would be amazing!
Item I never forget on a bike trip: Sunglasses (with interchangeable lenses)! I can’t ride my bike without eye protection.
If I could only have one food for an entire bike trip, it would be… Tacos!
Favourite quote: “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky