About

Ciao, piacere! Mi chiamo Jill. I have been an avid cyclist for over 30 years, riding everything from mountain bikes to track bikes to road bikes, even my little green folding travel bike, Kermit. I recently returned to my home town of Pittsburgh after 23 years living in Seattle where I was a dedicated year-round bike commuter to my job of 17 years developing and managing data for environmental responses such as oil spills and hurricanes. I traveled all over the U.S. for emergency responses and to lead proactive training and coordination, una mamma anatra (a mama duck) as they say, keeping everything organized and in motion.

I have been a frequent guest of Hotel Il Perlo Panorama and ComoLagoBike since 2015 and am grateful for the opportunity to be their U.S. Ambassador! It is a dream for me to introduce other cyclists to this breathtaking area, and most of all to the generosity and hospitality of the Il Perlo and ComoLagoBike staff who are so passionate about the cycling culture found around their beautiful Lake Como home.

As an Ambassador to Hotel Il Perlo and ComoLagoBike I am eager to share my knowledge and help you plan your trip, whether for a day or for a week. There is no fee for travel consultations, I work directly with Il Perlo and ComoLagoBike. I am not a travel agent, but more a travel concierge who can help you arrange your first - or fifth! - visit to this enchanting region. Please contact me for more information, I would be happy to answer your questions, from the types of riding in the area to logistics of getting to Lake Como to what to do off the bike to whether you need a hair dryer (no!).  Sometimes going on your dream trip just takes a little guidance and I want to help you get there!

 

Andiamo! Let's go!


 

 
 Have Bottecchia, will travel. Jill and her bike returning from the pilgrimage from Perugia to Assisi!

Have Bottecchia, will travel. Jill and her bike returning from the pilgrimage from Perugia to Assisi!