Tour Guide

Nathan Hurst

Languages spoken: English

Hometown: Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA

Guide since: 2016

Bike

The endless winding mountain roads—paved or otherwise—of northern California

Eat

Extra spicy kakuni tonkotsu ramen from Ramen Izakaya Goku in San Francisco

Drink

Eagle's Nest Double IPA, from Mad Fritz in St. Helena, California

Sleep

A tent in the wilderness

Trained as a journalist, Nathan tries to write about cycling whenever possible, leveraging experience as a tech writer and gear reviewer at magazines like Wired and Outside, as well as a seven-month bike tour from Cape Town to Cairo. Originally from Wisconsin, Nathan has traveled extensively across the United States (and elsewhere), and also brings a background in ecology and science and nature. When he’s not on his road bike, you’re most likely to find him on his mountain bike.