Tony Blakey

Tony Blakey

As a boy, Tony caught the cycling bug riding near his childhood home in Yorkshire, England. In 2000, Tony moved to San Francisco where he founded LifeCycle Adventures.  Tony has organized and led cycle tours in Costa Rica, Cuba, France, Italy, Scotland, Spain, Morocco, Vietnam and, of course, England.

In his previous career, Tony was a partner in the firm of Accenture, specializing in the area of Leadership and Human Performance.Tony is married to Alexis and they live in Portland, Oregon with their sons Adam and Charlie.

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Alexis Nelson

Alexis Nelson

Born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies, Alexis has always had an affinity for adventure and the outdoors. She has lived in Italy, Spain, Belgium, and the UK. In 2009 and 2010 she traveled around the world with her husband, Tony. Along the way they had their first son – in Italy. Wherever Alexis travels her bike goes with her – along with sons Adam and Charlie.

Alexis was one of the founding partners of the company. Her previous jobs have included European logistics, marketing and business development. She received her MBA from Mills College.

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Laura Rondet

Laura Rondet

Laura Rondet grew up in both Mexico and Texas benefitting from a multicultural and bilingual setting that inspired a lifelong passion for travel, learning about other cultures and their languages. Laura has a BBA in Marketing and a MA/MS in Strategic Management.

Laura and her husband pursue the sport of triathlon paired with a charity cause. They make it a point to fundraise for causes they support in pairing with participation in their triathlon races.  Together they have completed various events, including more than a dozen Ironman and Half-Ironman distance events supporting organizations like CAF (The Challenged Athletes Foundation) that helps physically disabled people pursue active lifestyles.

Laura is fully tri-lingual being fluent in Spanish, English and French. She oversees Operations for LifeCycle Adventures and also leads the California team.

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Stacey Royce

Stacey Royce

Stacey discovered the joy of recreational cycling and bike commuting after moving to Portland and meeting her husband, Adnan, in 2004. One of her favorite adventures was their honeymoon bicycle tour in the Loire Valley in France. Other recent favorites include cycling along the rolling hills of Napa and Sonoma and lush Oregon vistas and valleys. She is looking forward to the next great cycling destination to tour!

Stacey is an avid dancer, yoga practitioner, and outdoor enthusiast. She now leads the sales team for LifeCycle Adventures and thoroughly enjoys designing dream vacations for all guests of LifeCycle Adventures.

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Pierre Campana-Jourda

Pierre Campana-Jourda

Originally from France but a resident of the U.S. for 24 years, Pierre recently left the corporate world to go after far more rewarding pursuits. Pierre is an avid runner, outdoor enthusiast, and licensed hot air balloon pilot.  Pierre is married with three children and lives in the Portland, Oregon area.

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Laura Rondet

Laura Rondet

Laura was born in Mexico and schooled in Texas. She then lived in England and Hawaii before settling in Northern California with her racing-driver husband Nico. With a BBA in Marketing and a MA/MS in Strategic Management, Laura’s previous careers have included teacher, relationship manager and real estate manager. A triathlete with a cause, Laura and Nico have raced and fundraised in multiple triathlons including six ironman distance events.

Organizations they have supported include CAF (Challenged Athletes Foundation) which helps physically disabled people pursue active lifestyles. Laura is fully tri-lingual being fluent in Spanish, English and French, as well as being proficient in Portuguese.

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Aaron Michalson

Aaron Michalson

A native Oregonian, Aaron was raised in Ashland and graduated from the University of Oregon in Eugene with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies. Aaron has guided extensively throughout the Western United States & Canada and now manages the Oregon operations for LifeCycle Adventures.

Aaron is a keen climber having recently returned from a climbing trip to SE Asia. While guiding trips, Aaron will often break out his ukulele to entertain guests. Aaron lives in Portland and commutes everywhere by bike – managing to live without a car.

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Bruno and Gabi Giovanoli

Bruno and Gabi Giovanoli

Originally from Switzerland, Bruno & Gabi Giovanoli moved permanently to Hawaii in 2011 to continue a long love affair with the island. In their former lives Bruno & Gabi were consultants to finance and healthcare companies and ran training camps in Switzerland, Mallorca, and Canary Islands. They speak German, French, Italian.

Bruno & Gabi are keen triathletes having competed in several Ironman triathlons including the Hawaii World Championships. Bruno is also a commercial pilot Bruno & Gabi manage the Hawaii operations for LifeCycle Adventures and of course, swim, ride and run in the area several times a week.

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Thomas Bennett

Thomas Bennett

Thomas traveled extensively as a student and Peace Corps volunteer before settling in Eugene, Oregon where he completed a Master of Landscape Architecture degree and started a landscape design company specializing in ecological restoration. Thomas volunteers in the community as a master gardener and can often be found in the garden or riding the trails.

Thomas is now area manager in the San Juan Islands where he has been guiding bike tours for over 10 years.

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Alexis Blakey

Alexis Blakey

Born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies, Alexis has always had an affinity for adventure and the outdoors. She has lived in Italy, Spain, Belgium, and the UK. In 2009 and 2010 she traveled around the world with her husband, Tony. Along the way they had their first son – in Italy. Wherever Alexis travels her bike goes with her – along with sons Adam and Charlie.

Alexis was one of the founding partners of the company. Her previous jobs have included European logistics, marketing and business development. She received her MBA from Mills College.

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