About Us

Jamie and Joy Gilpin have been curating and leading cycling tours for over a decade

DIY Bicycle Tours is owned by us, Jamie and Joy Gilpin. We also own Outfitter Bicycle Tours, which we have owned since 2010. The idea for DIY tours grew out of our passion for cycling and in-depth experience with leading bicycle tours across the globe, while also realizing there is a large group of value-driven cyclists that were being underserved. With our knowledge, we strive to open up quality and informed cycling vacations to those who prefer the “DIY” do-it-yourself path.

Jamie and Joy Cadelina Gilpin
Jamie Gilpin & Joy Cadelina Gilpin

A former collegiate bike racer at UC-San Diego, Joy Cadelina Gilpin is now an Occupational Therapist, helping children with disabilities. She enjoys spending summers in Europe guiding our tours. Her time spent wrenching at The Bicycle Outfitter in California means she has a great deal of insight to offer cyclists. Joy was born and raised in the Bay Area of California, USA.

Jamie and Joy first met in Albertville, France
Jamie and Joy first met in Albertville, France in 2004 during the Tour de France. This is their first dinner together!

Also a former racer, Jamie Gilpin is responsible for all logistics, marketing, back-office for our bike tour business. Though he discovered it later in life, he used his passion for cycling to lead Outfitter Bicycle Tours to become a top-notch Cycling Tour company. Jamie is a native of Asheville, North Carolina, USA, where the family and business is now based.

As parents, we are thrilled about the opportunity to expose our kids, Celeste and Cadel, to various customs and cultures during tours and travels.  This venture is truly a dream come true for our family.

Now, we’re thrilled to extend our knowledge of touring and cycling into a DIY format to offer our skill and expertise to those who prefer to tour on their own.

Jamie and Joy Gilpin

Jamie and Joy Gilpin
Jamie and Joy Gilpin at the Gorges De La Nesque in Provence, France.