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ABOUT US

At St. Pete Biking Tours, we want everyone on our tours to gain a better appreciation for our city and what it has to offer. Bicycling offers a great opportunity to explore St. Petersburg and to learn about its heritage, art, and offerings in a social yet intimate setting. In addition, we are passionate about the tours we offer because they align with 4 important areas that we value greatly. These include community, diversity and inclusion, holistic health, and the environment. 

Community

Without question, St. Pete is a unique and extraordinary community. Those who live here appreciate the strong sense of togetherness that the city invites, and this extends to anyone who visits as well. By exploring the area and getting to meet local St. Petersburgers, you'll come to realize this. For locals, our tours allow opportunities to know your city better. And for visitors, our tours will likely make you want to return to our awesome community very soon. 

Diversity and Inclusion

Like most communities, St. Pete enjoys great diversity in many areas. This not only includes ethnic and cultural diversity but also differences in terms of age, sexual orientation, and levels of physical abilities. What makes St. Petersburg amazing is its openness to inclusion regardless of individual differences. It's precisely this characteristic that drives the community's creativity and innovation. Through our biking tours, we hope to share this wonderful aspect of St. Petersburg with you while striving to accommodate individual needs as best as possible. 

Holistic Health

Holistic health not only involves the pursuit of physical well-being but also that related to emotional, spiritual and social health as well. When we enjoy wellness in all of these areas, we thrive. With this in mind, we believe we can contribute to these holistic health pursuits through our biking tours. Naturally, bicycling involves physical activity, but our tours also provide opportunities to connect with others, relieve stress, appreciate life's beauty, and enjoy the outdoors. 

The Environment

As stewards of our environment, it's important we adopt a lifestyle that respects and protects its wellbeing. Carbon emissions pose major threats to our climate, and fossil fuels remain the largest contributor of these greenhouse gas emissions. Understanding this, bicycling in general offers a means of transportation that's not only promotes our own health but protects the environment as well. Through our biking tours, we therefore hope to encourage bicycling as part of daily routine, and in the process, make the world a healthier place. 

Meet Our Owner

Jennifer Duchnick, Ph.D.

Owner and founder, Jennifer Duchnick, has been passionate about living life to the fullest and helping others to do so, as well. After attaining her doctorate in clinical psychology, she went on to specialize in both neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology. Since then, she has used her knowledge and skills to help hundreds of military veterans return to a meaningful life after brain and spinal cord injuries. With over 20 years of experience in her field, she appreciates just how important holistic health is for a person. It was this understanding that prompted her to start St. Pete Biking Tours. 

In addition to her beliefs concerning holistic wellness, Jennifer has a developed a love for St. Petersburg and its community. Having lived in the area for more than two decades, she has seen tremendous change and growth. She actively supports the arts community as well as the city's culinary experiences. She is a Level I sommelier, a longstanding homebrewer, and a lover of all types of cuisine. It's therefore not surprising that our biking tours strive to share these aspects of St. Petersburg with others. 

Jennifer's vision for St. Pete Biking Tours is to provide an inclusive opportunity for all to enjoy the wonderful experiences the city has to offer. As an avid enthusiast of fitness and wellness, she recognizes the importance of being physically active. She also believes that participating in social activities similarly promotes better emotional health. And she appreciates the additional benefits that beauty and heathy environments offer. Through our bicycle tours, Jennifer wishes to enhance others' wellbeing in a fun and entertaining way, and in the process, make their lives that much better. 

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