Schwinn is excited to announce the 2016 Schwinn Ambassadors. Each Ambassador was hand selected to represent Schwinn through their unique bicycle journey! Some Ambassadors will be taking you on a 365 day adventure, while others will show you how their bicycle is an extension of their life and personal style. With a common goal, Schwinn, along with each of our 2016 Ambassadors realize the joy, sense of freedom, and health benefits that go along with riding a bicycle.
Without further adieu, meet the Schwinn Ambassadors!
My name is David Lowe and I am a senior at Boston University. I have a thirst for adventure and quench myself on debarking on a dapper experience. I have adopted the moniker “Double-Lowe-7.” I am a student by day, stylophile by night, “You only live twice”.
I am thrilled to begin my journey with Schwinn cruising in the Classic Deluxe 7, which as it sounds, is classic with a flare of mystery that is sure to make you smile.
See more and follow David on Instagram @doublelowe7
David Rides the Schwinn Classic Deluxe 7
Lindsay Ponta is a creative spirit with a penchant for cats, travel and making something from nothing. She writes Shrimp Salad Circus, a daily DIY and lifestyle blog and brand, to help people find their inner creative. Lindsay’s work has been featured by Apartment Therapy, The Beauty Department, Fossil, Good Housekeeping, HGTV and more. When she’s not blogging, Lindsay is a calligrapher and hand-lettering artist. Besides being a crazy cat lady, Lindsay’s greatest passion is travel; she’s been to 27 countries — and counting!
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Her Blog – Shrimp Salad Circus
Lindsey and her husband ride the Schwinn Travelers
Our Tiny Unit, as we often refer to ourselves consists of Papa (Allen), Mama (Brittany), and our little girl, Adventure Scout. Like any unit or team, we love to do things together whether it’s an adventure in the mountains, scrambling in the desert, or riding our bikes at the beach! Just like any 3 yr old, she’s always trying to grow up faster and has been pleading with us to ride around the neighborhood without our help. You see, bicycling to our family is part exercise, part adventure discovering new pockets of our neighborhood. Giving her the ability to travel, and explore on her own would truly empower her.
Papa Allen loves to explore the mountains, deserts, and forests in search for new heights. He’s always looking new challenges to surmount in his climbing initiatives. While he’s not on an adventure, he enjoys a long road trip and viewing the glories of nature.
Mama Scout loves to travel the world. Her passport book is thicker than most families having lived all over the US, Asia, and Australia. She has plans this summer to visit Europe and Latin America. She’s never one to back down from an adventure, and is always seeking paths untraveled.
Adventure Scout is no different than her parents. Her imagination creates a new adventure daily in her house as if each nook and cranny are a new, unexplored world. She especially loves road trips and patiently endures long drives, since she knows whatever that long road takes her, it’ll be worthy of a new adventure.
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Family Blog: Adventures with Scout
Originally from the sunny suburbs of Florida, I’m currently a college student living in the city Boston. I started my blog almost three years ago to document my adventures as a rookie or “tyro” to big city life. My blog has since become my creative outlet and personal happy place where I share everything from my travels along the Eastern Seaboard to collegiate life in Boston, my love of fashion, and anything else that inspires me along the way! I’m thrilled to be a Schwinn Ambassador this year and can’t wait to share the adventures 2016 has ahead!
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Her Blog – Big City Tyro
Tianna rides a Schwinn Classic SS Cruiser
My name is Jaris and I am so excited to be an Schwinn Ambassador. I am a Saulteaux First Nations man from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, and a Lecturer in Pharmacy at the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan. In my professional world I am a pharmacist, an academic, and a leader in my profession. In my personal life, I am a cyclist, an advocate, a change-maker, and a brand new Spin Instructor at the Schwinn-infused Ryde YXE Cycle Studio in Saskatoon.
As a Schwinn Ambassador I plan to share my “ride” through my personal and professional journey with the online community – whether it be commuting, volunteering, or connecting with my family, friends, and community. I always strive to stay healthy – physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally – and cycling helps me achieve and maintain balance.
See more and follow Jaris on Instagram @jaris.swid
Jaris rides the Schwinn Vantage F1
Hi everyone! My name is Maria and I blog over at LittleTreeVintage.com. I blog about fashion,living a healthy lifestyle and beauty. I am currently engaged and will be married in June to my fiancee’ Ryan. I currently live in New Jersey with my fiancee and our two year old dachshund, Oliver. Some of my hobbies outside of blogging include traveling, photography, working out (and taking classes) at our local gym, and spending time with my friends.
Some of my greatest blog accomplishments include being on the cover of a cycling magazine called Momentum, and being a part of an editorial commercial with Garnier Fructis that has received almost 2 million views to date!
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Her Blog: Little Tree
Jen is an East Coast transplant living life in the high deserts of New Mexico with her better half, Trevor, and her pack of three very large rescue pups, Miesha, T-Bone and Bumper. By day, Jen is a web designer and photographer, but by night, she is a graduate student working on a dual masters is Business Administration and Information Systems and Assurance. In 2014, Jen underwent brain surgery and a fusion of her cervical spine to address a condition called Chiari Malformation, and then, in 2015, she underwent a second surgery on her back to address a tethered spinal cord. From these experiences, Jen developed a passion for not only wellness but for inspiring others on their own health journeys. Outside of getting well (and wearing a lot of workout gear), Jen likes to spend her free time scrap-booking, baking gluten-free desserts, drinking chai lattes, and Instagramming photos of her feet #fromwherejenstands style.
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Her Blog: Sunlight & Air
Jen Lakes rides the Schwinn Streamliner 1
Hi! I’m Sam Landreth. I’m a 19-year-old freelance photographer & stylist living in Portland, Oregon. I love traveling & photographing people all over the West Coast, I love good coffee & I love making friends. I aspire to create photos that are unique & form a visual bookmark for a certain time-frame in others’ lives. I adore capturing peoples’ essences & allowing them to shine through the photograph. Xoxo
You can follow along on Samantha’s adventures at:
Her Blog: Samantha Landreth: The Blog
Samantha rides the Schwinn Allston 1
Jennifer is a born and bred Badger, and growing up in Madison, WI she spent a majority of her childhood on a bike. She is currently training for a Half Ironman and will be beginning PA School in Chicago in May. When she isn’t swimming, biking, running or eating, she can be found with a cup of coffee and a good book or baking yummy treats. She is extremely excited to bring her training and health education to the Schwinn Ambassador program, and will be focusing on the health side of cycling. She has always loved the Schwinn lifestyle and mission of getting everyone on a bike, and is excited to use the Schwinn Ambassador platform to show how triathlon is so much more than just training.
Follow Jen on Instagram: @jen_beth
Jen Beth rides the Schwinn Vantage F1
Adrianne and Jeremy have two sweet little boys, and have been married for 8 years. On the blog they document their DIY home projects, home flips, and parenting journey in Phoenix, AZ.
Adrianne keeps it real on the blog with all aspects of life, so you will see everything from beautiful home flips, to the best way to cloth diaper!
Their Blog: Dream Book Design
Hi, I am a Houston based photographer and graphic designer, with a passion for music and live performances. I specialize in Concert & Portrait photography but love to photograph sports events and wild life.
I am a proud father of four amazing boys that keep my wife and I very busy and in good shape. We love the outdoors and love staying active. Our family is very excited to have been chosen as one of the 2016 Family Schwinn Ambassadors and cannot wait to embark in this journey with them! It’s going to be a fun ride full of stories along the way.
We hope that our experiences motivate other families to get out and ride their bicycles and spend time together as a family.
Follow Fabian on Instagram @fabianlozano_photography
I am a student at Taylor University, a liberal arts college in Upland, Indiana. I enjoy hiking, biking, cooking, drinking coffee, and reading. Riding a bicycle gives me a sense of peace and enjoyment that I can hardly describe! I live in a small town, so I love riding down country roads and to other neighboring towns, but I also love riding around my college’s campus.
As a Schwinn Ambassador, I plan to encourage the use of bikes around my college’s campus as well as the town of Upland.
Follow Kerri on her Schwinn journey on Instagram @kerri_guffey
Kerri rides the Schwinn Voyageur Commute
I am the Art Director for a clothing boutique company based out of Birmingham, AL. I’d consider buying clothes, traveling, and taking photographs to be my favorite past times. My blog serves as the perfect platform to share photographs of my ventures, friends, and style with with the world.
Schwinn is such a strong brand and truly takes pride in their products. I can’t wait to team up for fresh biking adventures under the blue skies and sunbeams!
Her Blog: Kenslie McGuire
“Hi! I am Christina & we are the Griffins! My husband and I have two little girls and three furry little boys – all whom we call the loves of our lives. My husband spent the last four years in the Marine Corps and with the job that he had he was gone for a lot of that time. Recently, he came home for good & we have promised each other to explore more often, keep the TV off a little longer, and to just be present in the moment with our girls. With him being gone a lot, we have a better understanding of how precious our time together really is & so being chosen as Schwinn ambassadors was such exciting news for us!
Riding bikes is one of our favorite things to do – I adore that it is something that we can do as a family, in the fresh air & warm sunshine. Our daughters are 2 and 8 months old and just about that age where we can pull them in a bike trailer or walk along side Adalae on her tricycle. Being in Texas, where the weather is perfect all year round ;), I cannot wait to capture some our happiest moments on our bikes to share with you all!”
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Her Blog: Ads & Ella Photography
My name is Bryan Martinez and I’m a 24 year old who constantly seeks adventure. I enjoy reading a lot, listening to music, painting, taking photos (instagram is lyfe), devouring pizza, exploring new places, and meeting up with friends for a chill time. I’m an LA native who moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2011 to study at UC Berkeley. Though I decided to stick around the area after graduation I often cruise down the coast to visit my family and friends who still reside in my beloved sunny Southern California.
As a Schwinn Ambassador I’m making it my ambition to explore life as a fully committed bicyclist in the urban setting. I’m leaving behind the luxury of driving my car and riding public transportation, to rely entirely on my bicycle to take me wherever I need to go. Rain or shine, I’ll be pedaling my way to every destination and will share my experiences along the journey.
Follow Bryan on his journey on Instagram @bubbabuhryan
Bryan commutes with the Schwinn Traveler
I am professional photographer living in Annapolis with my husband Daniel, my son Max and our golden retriever Lucy. As a family, we enjoy spending time outdoors, going to the beach, camping, riding our bikes on trails, and just having fun together. Our son has been riding a training bike and we think he’s at the right age to transition to a “big boy” bike, so he’s trying out the Schwinn Aerostar bike.
We are also moving soon to Florida, so we will spend sometime exploring our new hometown on our bikes. And of course, I’ll bring my camera along to document our adventures!
See more from Muriel at:
Her website: Muriel Silva Photography
My name is Rob, and my wife/ partner in crime is Robin. We’ve been together for a little over three decades, and married 27 years. We have a daughter and son, both in their 20’s and we have one grandson who will have his first birthday in July. I have many interests and hobbies, including all forms of mechanized transportation. I’m a tinkerer who has been riding, maintaining and rehabilitating bicycles since around 8 years old.
This year, 2016, will be our 5th year of biking adventures around our home state of Maryland, and into Pennsylvania and Delaware. Maryland has the nickname of “America in Miniature” and we experience the whole state from the rail trails of the Allegheny Mountains out west, to our neighborhoods in the Northeast, to the Atlantic beach resorts.
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Rob rides the Schwinn Vantage F1
Karlie Pickett is a twenty-something freelance creative based in central Maryland. Having had just graduated from college in 2015, Karlie is currently pursuing her career in marketing and creative ministries. A lover of all things yellow, caffeine-filled, chocolate covered, and sunshine-y, Karlie likes to spend most of her days with her friends and family chatting or playing board games. She is so excited to be partnering with Schwinn to help promote their incredible products. In her spare time, Karlie also owns and operates her own business: In The Morning Co. (inthemorning.co)–selling various kinds of clothing and home goods relating to the morning, coffee, or scripture.
You can connect with Karlie online through:
Or through her website (karliepickett.co) that will officially launch on March 1st!”
Kelly rides the Schwinn Debutante
“Hi, my name is Erika! My greatest inspirations, joys and blessings are found at home– my husband, three crazy kids and two little pups. My second love is photography. It is my passion and my job. I photograph itty bitty babies and am obsessed with it. I live, work and play in the burbs of Minneapolis, MN. While I was born and raised here, we just recently moved back after spending the last 11 years down in Houston, TX. When I am not kid-wrangling or taking pictures (or doing both at the same time), you can find me cooking, trying to decorate my house, planning a trip, or curled up in a blanket binge watching a TV series with my husband.”
Follow Erika on Facebook
Or visit her website at: Erika Frances Photography
Erika rides the Schwinn Voyageur Commute
Erika’s kids ride Schwinn SmartStart
My name is Bethany Lee and I live in Santa Monica, California. I am a newlywed and co-owner of Two Lee Photography- a photography and calligraphy business with my husband, Ethan! We love to shoot weddings, engagement sessions, fashion shoots, and families. When we aren’t working, we love to hang out with family in San Diego, go to the beach with friends, and of course explore Los Angeles. With the crazy LA traffic, bikes are absolutely the way to save my sanity. I can’t wait to begin this extraordinary journey with our new Schwinn bikes and take photos all along the way!
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and visit their website at: Two Lee Photography
The Lees ride the Schwinn Gateways
Jeanette Zinno is a brand ambassador and beauty and style guru, whose authoritative voice has been featured across the country on networks like ABC, CBS, CW, NBC as well as in publications such as Shape, Marie Claire and MORE magazine. Jeanette is a multi-media journalist and Beauty Director at Social Life Magazine, the luxury magazine for the Hamptons. She has also contributed to media outlets such as Glamour, Good Housekeeping and Latina online, where she dishes on the most coveted beauty and style secrets, while providing informative beauty, fashion, health, fitness and travel tips. Today, Jeanette resides in Manhattan’s Lower East Side where she volunteers as an animal activist in her spare time. She also has a passion for traveling the globe in search of the newest beauty and style trends.
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Lindsey’s originally from a small-town in central New Jersey, that’s better known for having the world’s largest roller-coaster than anything else. Having grown up in the suburbs, Lindsey recalls biking with her family as one of her favorite hobbies. Today, she is currently living out her big city dreams in Philadelphia and continues to bike! The city of brotherly love is the number one big city for commuting by bicycle in a nation. Thus, it’s no surprise why she uses her Schwinn for practicality purposes, including carrying out many of her errands with a bike that is well equipped with basket.
When not picking up groceries at Reading terminal market, interning in the city, or hitting the books at Temple University – Lindsey can be found exploring the city. With Philly having more than 435 miles of bike lanes, it is easy for Lindsey to get around the city’s vibrant neighborhoods. Through this program, she looks forward to sharing some of her adventures that she has thanks to her Schwinn. Happy riding!
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Her Blog: Part Time Philadelphian
Lindsey and her boyfriend ride the Schwinn Gateways
Nicole is a curious, vivacious graphic and web designer who recently moved to Chattanooga, TN. As a designer, she loves the vintage styles and lines of a bygone era. She is an avid cyclist who spends her summers cruising around on a classic Schwinn her dad restored for her. Now it’s time for a new city and a new Schwinn! Nicole can’t wait to see what her new outdoor-oriented town has to offer. Chattanooga, known as “The Scenic City,” is a well-hidden gem in southeastern Tennessee twice awarded as Outside magazine’s coveted “Best Town Ever.” Because of its access to trails and urban cycling, Nicole now has every opportunity to explore Chattanooga’s booming social scene and natural wonders over the handlebars of her Schwinn Gateway.
Follow along on her journey here:
Her Blog: Nicole Victory
Nicole rides the Schwinn Gateway
Jonathan & Gareth
Jonathan and Gareth are two New Zealand photographers heading out on a Schwinn adventure on the Schwinn Rocket 1s, Learn more about the duo on their first interview before the adventure begins below!
Jonathan and Gareth ride the Schwinn Rocket 1
Get ready for a great ride!
– Samantha C.