Tour Leaders

Jim Michler​

Jim is a founding partner of the 2 largest bike race series in North America: the Tour Of Americas Dairyland and the Intelligentsia Cup/Prairie State Cycling Series. As a national senior Olympian cyclist, he has competed nationally and won numerous races in his home The state of Wisconsin Jim was also a founding participant in the Ride Across Wisconsin (RAW). In addition to cycling, Jim is an avid cross country ski racer and competed in his 1st American Birkebeiner ski marathon in 1978. He currently resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Steve Sullivan

Steve is an avid road cyclist with a healthy sense of humour. This has served him well in traversing this ¨endlessly fascinating island¨ several times, whether solo, as a tour participant, and leader, most recently in 2018.

Email: skullanoia@gmail.com

Allen Stiehl

Allen Stiehl started cycling when he was 14 in the 1972 in Toronto, Ontario. He raced mostly in Ontario at the pro/am ranking until the late 1980´s. As a member of the Brampton Cycling Club since 1972. Allen has coached many riders including the woman´s provincial road team in the 90´s. He has done several 24 hr mountain bike races with his two sons and many tours around the world with his wife MaryLynn. Having just completed his second tour across Cuba with his wife on one of Peter´s tours, they are headed to Europe for a self-supported 3 month tour in the spring of 2019.

Allen can be reached by email here: speedmiata04@gmail.com

Avelino Fernandes

better known as “Fatzz Fernandes” a graphic designer and DJ in the Toronto area. Fatzz looks Cuban with his dark skin but that is a mistake many Cubans make. He is actually from Kenya and has immigrated to Canada with his family. He has participated on many CanBiCuba tours, and has been here uncountable times.

Les Humphreys

A well know Ottawa area cyclist, with a long history supporting youth cycling here in Cuba. Les always has a project bike under construction in the garage, getting ready for his next trip to Cuba. The cycling club in Las Tunas known Les very well. It was he who concocted our original club name “CanBiCuba”, back in 2006 when he dropped off his first of many donations for a youth group in Havana. We at Bicycle Breeze are proud to call this man our friend.

David Livett

David is a member Member of the Niagara freewheelers cycling club. Lives in Niagara on the lake, Ontario. Retired Aircraft technician. 6 tours with CanBicuba (the parent organization of Bicycle Breeze) including first sportive Cuba end to end. Also tour leader of 2018 Ciclo Temba.

You can reach David at telephone : 905 468 3187 and email:  dclivett@gmail.com

Dot Dickerson

Retired from the world of School Wellness to teach bike safety for the City’s Safe Routes to School Program.  An avid cyclist since 1979, Dot went from racing to riding for the health of it and now teaches kids ages 5 – 18 all about bikes, bike safety and how fun biking is. Dot is a League of American Bicyclist certified instructor who has fallen in love with Cuba and the youth programs CanBiCuba supports. To reach Dot you can call her cell @ (970) 443-1592 in Fort Collins, Colorado or by email: dotdickerson@msn.com

Elisabeth Klaver

Elisabeth has enjoyed many Canbicuba tours and enjoys the every changing nature of Cuba…from the rustic to the refined. The quiet roads, unspoiled beaches and the Cuban people who embrace the cycling culture keep drawing her to return. Elisabeth lives in Cambridge Ontario and works for the Waterloo Region School Board with students 15- 21 outside the regular classroom environment. Elisabeth rides with the Cambridge Grand River Cycling club and also leads rides outside of the club, from local area highlight tours to full moon night rides.

Email – klaver1@rogers.com

Donna Fleming and Walt Berg

Both are experienced CanBiCuba tour leaders, having attended and led a number of rides here in Cuba. Donna is the leader of the MOCWA Meet-up group in the GTA and Walt is a board member of the Niagara Freewheelers. Neither Walt nor Donna profess to be MTB experts, this event is not for those single track seekers. That is not our style, these routes are just on bad back roads and do not require a high MTB skill level.

 For further information by email  contact Walt Berg at wberg1160@gmail.com

Lee Orhpan

An experienced cyclist having ridden in Cuba, Canada, the United States where his daughter lives, and several European countries. Lee has become a Cuba addict over the past few years and has made many trips into eastern
Cuba along with his wife Beth. Together they have assisted many Cubans with bicycle equipment donations and are well respected for their work in the eastern parts of Cuba, referred to as Oriente. The attraction of rural landscapes and non-touristy vibes are what keep both Beth and Lee on their annual visits. Having found the Cubans in the eastern provinces a warm and welcoming, Lee has made many friends in the countryside.
 
He has spent many years riding with the London Centennial Wheelers club, several times serving as president or race director for the annual Springbank Road Race. He is experienced at organizing cycling events, leading tours, and as an engineer enjoys repairing bikes. Lee is very passionate about experiencing Cuba on bike and finds the tradition of donating cycling equipment to Cuban cycling enthusiasts fulfilling. Come with Lee and visit our small cycling club in Baracoa.