Jose Ricardo Jijon
The Scottish Highlands and Ecuadorian mountains
Lasagna and locro, an Andean stew
Kombucha and beer
Ecuador's hacienda lodges and anywhere on the Galápagos Islands
Jose has been riding bikes since he was a kid, and began racing BMX when he was eight years old. At 13, he started racing downhill and cross country. For the past several years, Jose has been working as a bike tour guide as a way to share his love of Ecuador, and he especially enjoys the logistics of travel planning. He also owns a bike academy where he coaches aspiring cyclists of all ages and helps students improve their riding techniques.