Tour Guide

Scott Grove

Languages Spoken: English, Italian

Hometown: Manassas, Virginia

Guide Since: 2021

Bike

The fast group ride on a Saturday morning loop from Rome to Ostia, Italy

Eat

Wood oven pizza

Drink

Chilled Vernaccia from Podere Villuzza, San Gimignano, Italy

Sleep

Someplace new whenever possible

Scott caught the travel bug early from his father who worked in the airline industry. When he and his brothers received a 10-speed bike as a shared Christmas gift, he monopolized it and has been on wheels ever since. Always looking for the next far-flung adventure, Scott spent 25 years living and working in Italy as a Creative Director producing advocacy and outreach campaigns and organizing large-scale public events around the world.

He loves cooking, baking, and facilitating culinary explorations with others in the kitchen. In the cycling world, Scott has a breadth of experience, from individual racing and managing Pro/Am race events to bicycle maintenance and sales. What he loves most of all is getting people on bikes and seeing them enjoy the wind in their face and the sun at their back. Scott is looking forward to riding with you and sharing his wanderlust for travel and biking on country roads (and if a hockey game happens to break out, he can play on wheels, blades, and coach)!