Learn more about the Freedom Biker Tours team

Joseph 'JD' DuboisPresident & Co-Founder, Road Captain

Lives in: Summerland, BC Canada
Birthplace: Baden Soellingen, Germany (RCAF Base)
Citizenship: Canadian
Age: Is that relevant? 😜
Education: School of Life plus academic accreditations including a Graduate Degree, ‘Master of Arts in Tourism Management’
Graduate Thesis: ‘Understanding Motorcycle Tourism through a Study of Biker Culture’

I’ve always been an explorer. Never really fit into any sort of mold so to speak. Always felt an urge and that need to get out and do things, see the world. Seeing the landscapes and experiencing other cultures and learning about them. I believe in asking ‘Why?’ and never judging. I was raised by an Officer and a Gentleman. My Father, who I only lost in 2021 was 99 years old and a WWII veteran. He spent 30-years in the Royal Canadian Airforce. I’ve been riding motorcycles since I was a young man. The core values of Freedom Biker Tours are also my personal core values, Freedom, Authenticity, Acceptance and Brotherhood.           

My professional life has been working in the Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality industry since I was a teenager. In Bars and Restaurants, I’ve worked Food and Beverage, and for the Airlines as a Flight Attendant and in Operations. I’ve worked for Tour Operators and Travel Agencies and have many years' experience in the Accommodation sector in Hotels and Resorts. I’ve owned and operated a Campground & RV Park and continue to operate a Tourism Consulting Firm. I’ve spent a fair amount of time on various boards as a director. Regarding the latter, politics really isn’t my thing. 🙄           

I’ve always loved riding, but as I grew older and eventually matured (lol), I found a home in the Biker Brotherhood and Culture. A culture whose core values are aligned with my own. Motorcycling, and specifically riding a Harley and the associated cultural aspect of that brand ignites a passion in me that had long been dormant. Learning about it, understanding, and subsequently fully embracing it when researching and writing my Graduate Degree research project was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and I will forever continue to receive a good dose of ‘Throttle Therapy’ whenever and wherever I can. 

Freedom Biker Tours is my passion and how I wish to live my life until I am unable to ride anymore. If I am ever unable to do 2 wheels, I’ll do 3.

I invite every Biker to ride with us and Find your Freedomshare your Authentic Self, Be Accepted and Experience the Brotherhood.

Make life a ride... 

We are one culture… Ride be Real and Ride for Real.


Rob Truscott (a.k.a. Dead Nought)Brand Ambassador, Road Captain & Videographer: Ride The Maritimes

Lives in:  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Birthplace:  Hope, British Columbia
Citizenship:  Canadian
Age:  Is that relevant…?😜
Education:  Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management, Graduate Certificate in Digital  Marketing, and many years of Military  Training in Aviation and Leadership
   

Growing up as a redneck farm kid in the mountains of British Columbia, Rob switched from a horse to a dirt bike as his primary mode of transportation in the early 80s. Motorcycles were never far from him, but always seemed too far away after he joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1990 and set off on his many journeys and deployments around the world, and it was always just whirlwind love affairs with bikes that came and went with the tides. It wasn't until 2009 when his kids were teenagers themselves that motorcycles came back into his life permanently. Rob currently rides a 2014 Victory Cross Country that was purchased brand new on impulse the day the doctor told him he had Bladder Cancer. 

Growing up in a rural environment, Rob always enjoyed exploring the outdoors. His first adventures in the Maritimes Region started with a makeshift RV in the 90s when he was posted to 12 Wing Shearwater, a military airfield in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He returned to Nova Scotia two more times, spending a total of 13 years in Halifax during his 31 year career in the Canadian Armed Forces. 

Using his military skills, Rob is always active in the riding community helping to organize and lead charity events and fundraising rides. Something Rob has done all across Canada, wherever he has lived. Now retired from the military, he and his wife live in Halifax, nearby to their 2 kids and grandkids, where Rob can ride most days whichever direction the wind takes him. Cancer is now in the rear view mirror, allowing him the freedom to roam. 

Rob is our Road Captain, and knows all the cool places to visit in the Maritimes Region, and he looks forward to leading our ride. 

Make Life A Ride...


Martin LortzRoad Captain, Photographer: Ride The Canadian Shield

Lives in:  Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Birthplace:  Sczzecin, Poland
Citizenship:  Canadian
Age:  Old Enough... 😜
   

After a decade of my youth spent twisting throttles on motocross tracks, motorcycles took a back seat to family, home and work. When the need to return to two wheels became indisputable, the decision potentially qualified as a mid-life crisis. Combining my dirt riding past and a desire to explore, I set out onto the roads and trails of Ontario on a Triumph Tiger 800XC, clicking off 45,000 kilometres on the odometer in the first two seasons. Since then, I have explored Ontario's roadways to the sum of over 100,000 kilometres, much of which I can call work. As it turns out, my reunion with the motorcycle fostered a new career path, blending my passion for motorsports, photography and writing into a full-time gig as one of Ontario's top motorsports photojournalists.

Make Life A Ride...


Travis BonnerBrand Ambassador, Road Captain, Photographer & Videographer: Western Canada

Lives in:  Kamloops, BC Canada
Birthplace:  Burnaby, BC
Citizenship:  Canadian
Age:  42
Education:  University College of the Caribou; Residential Construction

I spent the first 18 years of my life riding dirt bikes around the backroads and trails of Clearwater, B.C. a.k.a., Wells Gray country, home to the renowned Helmcken Falls.


Once I graduated high school it was time to explore, after living in a few different places, I eventually settled in the hot dry climate of Kamloops B.C, loving the accessibility to so much great riding.


After 20 years in the roofing business, even though it has taken me all over the country, it wasn’t fun anymore. I realized this in 2019, while participating in the Game of Barnes Motorcycle scavenger hunt game. Touring around on a motorcycle taking pictures and videos of this beautiful country is where my passion lies. For the next two years I competed, finishing 3rd twice. The two things I realized at that point was I really enjoy doing it and I need to promote Canada as a motorcycle touring destination. In 2020 I was gifted my first GoPro and Sub-zero Productions/ TB Photography came to fruition. 


Now 3 years in, my wife and I have put on more than 100,000 km, completed two official Iron Butt rides, written two articles for H.O.G.’s Enthusiast magazine, and are active members of the Kamloops H.O.G. Chapter. In 2021 we took first place in the A-Z all in BC challenge, 2020 top mileage for couples, and 2022 I accepted the role of the Kamloops H.O.G. Chapter’s Assistant Director, Road Captain, and Photographer.


I am looking forward to being behind the lens and showcasing Freedom Biker Tours.  

Make life a ride... 

Ride be Real and Ride for Real.



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Citizenship: Canadian
Age: Is that relevant…?😜
Education: St. Clair College of Applied Arts & School of Experience & Hard Knocks

 

 


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