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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 and Sylvain as an electrician, 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 crazy adventure, it was an affirmation of what motorcycles and open roads represent - a sense of liberation.  After nearly dying, they found themselves with a new sense of purpose, one that revolved around providing people the opportunity to experience life in all its fullness.

In 2009 Court and Sylvain, expats from the United States and France decided to make their passion their vocation and launched Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental. Starting with one humble shop in Quito, it didn't take long before Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental became Ecuador's foremost adventure motorcycle touring company. They've increased their fleet of bikes since opening, employed more members staffwise - all dedicated to giving riders an unforgettable experience tailored specifically to them. It helped that Sylvain had been a bartender prior while Court was an Outward Bound Instructor working mainly with children struggling through school or family life, but what truly sets them apart is how deeply they care about those who have come to love the land on which they live so dearly. Since opening its doors, Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental has become the preeminent adventure motorcycle touring company in Ecuador and South America. They have added more motorcycles, additional employees, and built a headquarters that handles motorcycle maintenance. Their continued success results from their unwavering commitment to their guests and adopted community. 

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 over a decade ago. Perhaps their most impressive accomplishment is proving everyone is deserving of the trip of a lifetime. Everyone needs––Freedom.

Focused on Ecuador.

We've been designing and organizing tours in Ecuador since 2009, meeting people and building our wealth of knowledge of the country. When you travel with us, you will meet incredible people and visit places you never would have seen on your own. You'll be surrounded by people who are rich in knowledge and insights about the places we go. You’re enriched by the knowledge of our staff, resources, guides, and by the local people you will meet along the way.  From the guides and riders who lead our trips to the local guides and artisans we meet in the field, you’ll be surrounded by people who are steeped in knowledge and insights about the places we go. And they’re passionate about sharing that knowledge with you.

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.

Giving Back

When you travel with us, you help make a difference. We are active in many community and non-profit organizations that are working to make Ecuador and the world a better place.  Our activity is not passive; we encourage our clients to connect directly with the communities they visit through programs like Pack for a Purpose.  With this program, we communicate directly with remote, isolated schools to determine what they need for their children and ask our customers to bring the supplies in their luggage and saddlebags so we can deliver them personally. The project has improved the lives of thousands of students and brought meaningful and lasting connections for our riders.

We Provide Adventure.

You create the unique experience.

Meet the Rest of the Team

Our Super Heros
Juan Carlos (Juca) Hernandez
Juan Carlos (Juca) HernandezGuide
Juan Carlos (Juca) Hernandez
Juan Carlos (Juca) HernandezGuide
Originally from Mexico, Juca now calls Ecuador home. From living in New York and London to becoming a well-known motorcycle enthusiast with his own TV Show in Ecuador, this English-speaking guide will ensure you know everything about life here. He is one of our lead guides and knows our tours inside and out - making him your best bet for exploring all the hidden gems we have to offer.

Florian Lasnes
Florian LasnesDirector of Sales
Florian Lasnes
Florian LasnesDirector of Sales
Florian is the guy you'll be conversing with when booking tours with us. He works with us part-time and has many other activities to keep him busy. Originally from France, Florian is an artisan bread baker and lover of tourism and the outdoors.

Alejandra Gudiño
Alejandra GudiñoAccounting and Administrative Specialist
Alejandra Gudiño
Alejandra GudiñoAccounting and Administrative Specialist
Alejandra is a ray of sunshine and carefully takes care of the company's accounting, bookkeeping, and various administrative functions. She and her husband, Fabian, are passionate about adventure motorcycling and take off on numerous trips around Ecuador and Colombia throughout the year. They have two children and are native Quiteños.

Jean Brown
Jean BrownHotel and Logistics Manager
Jean Brown
Jean BrownHotel and Logistics Manager
Originally from England, Jean has lived in Ecuador for over 40 years and has written and contributed to several Ecuador and South America guidebooks. She is a walking encyclopedia of Ecuador and has the uncanny ability to recall every square inch of the country with her photographic memory. Jean is in charge of our relationships with our hotel and activity partners and is a crucial asset for us when we design new and custom routes for our customers.

Yacu
YacuSecond Security Lieutenant in Command and Lead Bird Chaser
Yacu
YacuSecond Security Lieutenant in Command and Lead Bird Chaser
Yacu was adopted from the streets of the mountain town Pucayacu as a little pup and has since been learning the security dog trade from his big brother White. He has proven excellent service in fending off potential intruders, with the occasional slipup. When he is not guarding the property he can be found chasing birds with mediocre success.

Jhordy Carrillo
Jhordy CarrilloCustomer Support Manager
Jhordy Carrillo
Jhordy CarrilloCustomer Support Manager
Jhordy is one of our most skilled riders who knows how to handle just about any vehicle – on and off the road. He is a native of Quito and in his free time he can be found exploring Ecuador – there are not many backroads between the Amazon and the Coast he has not ridden.

Jefferson Zambrano
Jefferson ZambranoSenior Mechanic
Jefferson Zambrano
Jefferson ZambranoSenior Mechanic
Jefferson's years of experience keep him one step ahead of the game when it comes to fixing up our motorcycles. He could spot a simple error from miles away and never misses a beat when he works on them, which is why he makes such an excellent partner for his brother Gabriel as our motorcycle mechanic team.

Ximena Zambrano
Ximena ZambranoHead of Accounting
Ximena Zambrano
Ximena ZambranoHead of Accounting
Ximena, aka XiXi (zhee-zhee) - has worked with us to help us grow the business since 2011. Her job is tough - dealing with getting through all the red tape of Ecuadorian bureaucracy, tax payments, and accounting. She is an avid scooter rider and rides every day, rain or shine.

Marianita Garzón
Marianita GarzónFacilities Management
Marianita Garzón
Marianita GarzónFacilities Management
Marianita has worked with us since 2010 and manages our facilities - making sure our shop is tidy and smells good, which is not an easy job, given all of the adventure motorcyclists who return from dusty dirt roads day by day. It is why we call her "Santa Marianita." She is a caring, trustworthy, and invaluable part of our team.

Salina and White
Salina and WhiteSr. Executive Vice President in Charge of Security and Head of Strategic Thinking
Salina and White
Salina and WhiteSr. Executive Vice President in Charge of Security and Head of Strategic Thinking
Salina has been with us since we first came to Ecuador in 2009. She grew up ion a motorcycle, in a top box of a Buell XB12X as we rode to Argentina and back to Ecuador. In 2013, she met the love of her life, White, who was a sovereign Quito street dog. White learned how to ride on a motorcycle to be able to join Salina on rides and in 2016, they created a family of seven puppies, who now live in various parts of the country and enjoy visits from time to time.

Gabriel Novillo
Gabriel NovilloRider Preparation Manager
Gabriel Novillo
Gabriel NovilloRider Preparation Manager
Gabriel is a native Ecuadorian who lived in Texas, USA and Saskatchewan, Canada. He has been working with us for multiple years and is a great addition to the team, helping our riders get out on the road efficiently and with safety in mind. Gabe knows how to satisfy our customers and never fails to put a smile on our riders' faces.

Gabriel Zambrano
Gabriel ZambranoWelder and Mechanic
Gabriel Zambrano
Gabriel ZambranoWelder and Mechanic
Gabriel is a very experienced certified motorcycle mechanic, in charge of keeping our fleet of vehicles running in perfect condition. He is also a skilled welder and can build just about anything. He designs and creates the crash bars, luggage racks, skid plates, and other accessories we equip our motorcycles with.

Cristina Zambrano
Cristina ZambranoAccounting and Administrative Specialist
Cristina Zambrano
Cristina ZambranoAccounting and Administrative Specialist
Chris is XiXi’s Sister and part of our accounting and administrative trio – keeping the gears of the company turning for many more adventures to come. Of course, she also enjoys putting on her gear and ride a motorcycle on Ecuador’s awesome roads.

Felix Bohner
Felix BohnerIntern
Felix Bohner
Felix BohnerIntern
Felix is a student of International Tourism Management from Germany, who, after studying in Mexico, made his way down through Mexico and Central America on a 200cc Enduro Bike until he reached South America to start a new Adventure – working as an Intern for us.

Peli
PeliExpert in Customer Greeting and taking naps in the sun
Peli
PeliExpert in Customer Greeting and taking naps in the sun
Peli was adopted back in 2018 and has grown up around the Ecuador Freedom Headquarters. She knows all of our vehicles and is always happy to greet new visitors. The young Yacu has a major crush on her and she makes use of that, keeping the little hotspur in check when needed. She is learning the wise ways of Salina on what it means to wear the collar in our little pack.

+593 (02) 600-4459

+593 (02) 600-4459

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