About me

I am a retired professor of engineering technology at a community college. I enjoy riding my bike on car free trails. I am especially happy riding a trail I have never been on before. I ride 3000+ miles per year and so far have been on over 120 trails across 34 states. I have ridden in temperatures from 10 degrees F to 115 degrees F. You can follow me on Strava. Search for Mark Rutkowski, Nanticoke.

I ride a comfort hybrid, specifically a Giant Roam 2. I have upgraded the groupset to a Shimano Deore 10 speed cassette and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes. I have also added a Brooks saddle and a handlebar bag for long rides. I use a hitch mount K√ľat bike rack on my car.

In July of 2017 I added another bike, a Giant Fast Road CoMax. I also outfitted this bike with a Brooks saddle.

States I have Cycled

You can also check out Mark's Bike Tock on YouTube and Instagram.    

I have also crossed the following bridges on a bike:

Ben Franklin, Philadelphia, PA
Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY
George Washington Bridge, New York, NY
Golden Gate, San Francisco, CA
High Bridge, New York, NY
High Bridge, High Bridge State Park, VA
High Trestle, IA
Manayunk Bridge, Philadelphia, PA
Mario Cuomo, NY (replaces Tappan Zee)
Seven Mile Bridge, FL Keys, FL
Sullivan's Bridge, Valley Forge, PA
Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY
Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge, Alexandria, VA
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, New York, NY