Know More About Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental
Court Rand and Sylvain Gallea know a thing or two about adventure. Having met in 1990 while Court was working as a motorcycle courier in Paris, the two later hit the road in 2008 on a protracted motorcycle tour of the Americas. Departing New York City where Court worked as the director of a software company, their southbound route took them through Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, and terminated in Buenos Aires, Argentina. More than just a trip of a lifetime, it was an affirmation of what motorcycles and open roads represent - a sense of liberation.
In 2009 Court and Sylvain, expats from the United States and France respectively decided to make their passion their vocation and launched Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental in a small shop in Quito, Ecuador. To get their fledgling company off the ground, they leveraged their eclectic experiences gained over the years. Sylvain’s previous titles included bartender, shop owner, and electrician. In addition to his tenure in the software industry, Court worked as a hotel manager, night auditor and Outward Bound instructor for learning disabled kids. Since opening the doors, Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental has evolved into the preeminent touring company in Ecuador. They have added more motorcycles, additional employees, and recently moved into a brand new, full-service location. Their continued success is the result of their unwavering commitment to their guests and their adopted community. Every tour is handcrafted to deliver the ultimate Ecuadorean experience. Court and Sylvain are continually developing new routes, finding undiscovered hotels, and creating trips which showcase the best of Ecuador.
Central to their company mission is a dedication to the people of Ecuador by giving back whenever they can. They’ve come a long way since first hitting the road on their big adventure a decade ago. Perhaps their most impressive accomplishment is proving everyone is deserving of the trip of a lifetime. Everyone needs––Freedom.
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Safety: Our Priority
Safety and security are about being aware of your surroundings, clear communication, and being prepared. Our equipment is provided by leading international manufacturers, purchased new and maintained that way by a team of professionals. We don't cut corners on tires, brakes or any equipment and we inspect and secure everything with North American and European standards. We follow MSF guidelines with regards to group riding, and our tours are equipped with satellite communication systems in case of an emergency. Our entire staff has been trained in emergency scene management, first aid and CPR as well as motorcycle mechanics and maintenance. We learned after the 2016 7.8 earthquake that things can go terribly wrong when you least expect it. No matter all the preparation and safe riding, things can happen, and if so, you want to know what to do. We want to make sure that in case of an emergency, we can react and know what to do. A crisis is not a time to freeze up. Knowing first aid and CPR takes away the doubts of and saves precious seconds in an emergency.