At Latitude, we are committed to creating an authentic, immersive, and memorable experience no matter where our travels take us. We believe that exploring by bicycle is the best way to interact with the world. Bike trips enable us to break down barriers, and open us up to new experiences along the way.
No matter what your skill level or experience with biking, our priority is to craft a fun, safe, comfortable ride that works for you. From preparation, to the trip itself, our dedicated team employs a personal touch that allows you to enjoy the well-planned activities along the way. We also believe in being open to the spontaneous, and that these moments are what truly create a unique and unforgettable experience. Our knowledgeable & flexible staff has made it our mission to do just that-- to facilitate trips that cater to your interests and, in the end, provide you with a truly one-of-a-kind experience.
Latitude is led by Jesse McDonough, a lover of history and culture, whose engaging spirit permeates the ethos of the entire company. Jesse has over ten years of experience leading bike tours and planning events in New York City and the surrounding area. His bike travels include explorations in India, The DR, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Hungary, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, England, Yellowstone, the Pacific Northwest, and he can be found riding regularly all over the Northeast. Jesse's passion for sharing the world with others led to the creation of Latitude-- an approach to bike travels that involves curiosity, freedom, and flexibility.
Jesse is supported by a capable and friendly staff, based around his dependable connections in areas throughout the Northeast. Meet Some of the Family!
Sarah Bodley has a history in the arts, as a dancer and manager. She has worked most recently as Executive Director of Doug Varone and Dancers (DOVA), where she spent nine years in various roles. Sarah earned a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase, and an MBA in Sustainability from Bard College. She has worked for a number of performing arts centers and institutions and, as a dancer, has had the pleasure of working with NOA Dance, The Pharmacy Project, The Median Movement, as well as Nancy Bannon, Christopher Williams, and other independent creators. Sarah first fell in love with biking in New York as a commuter, but has since enjoyed tours in Nova Scotia and New England. Sarah's business acumen and her generous spirit make us thankful to have her on board; and her desire to experience & share more adventures will make you feel right at home no matter where our travels take us.
Wallace Murray is a geographer by training, a map maker and NYC bicycle infrastructure planner by trade, and a pursuer of wonderful people, places, and adventures by passion. During his ten years of NYC living , he has spent much of his free time working on bicycle tours because it is just so much doggone fun. When not on his bicycle, he can be found paddling his surfboard in the waves which wrap the New York coastline.