Inna Thorn

Executive Director

Raised in Moscow, Russia, Inna has always been a spirited soul. Wanting the best for her daughter, Inna’s mother diverted her path from the bustling nightlife of Moscow, to studying fashion and business communications in the USA. Helping others has always been her passion, and she’s dedicated most of her career to the non-profit sector. When it comes to transportation, Inna has always preferred two wheels, spending much of her adult life buzzing around town by scooter.

In 2006, she met a guy who dreamed of riding motorcycles from Seattle to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. This quickly became a shared vision which they turned into a reality by riding a pair of KLR 650 motorcycles some 17,000 miles through 13 countries. By the end of the trip they decided to make permanent their adventure together with an engagement to marry.

Once back in Seattle, Inna started a freelance creative agency and began consulting for motorcycle industry clients including Ural Motorcycles and Touratech. As the BDR organization began to outgrow it’s volunteer workforce, Inna was recruited to become the Director of Operations. Since 2012, Inna has taken the operation to new levels with her energy, organization and passion for inspiring others to explore the world on two wheels. When not hard at work, Inna and her husband like to share the wonders of nature with their two young children camping in the mountains.

Robert Trifiro

Operations Manager

Raised in urban Massachusetts, Robert often vacationed as a child in the White Mountains of northern New England.  It was there he discovered his love of getting away from the fast pace of the city, and absorbing all that the quiet and serene landscapes the woods has to offer.  Fast-forward a couple of decades, and he found himself a transplant to the Pacific Northwest, where the rugged beauty of the Cascades dwarfed his childhood experiences and expectations.  It was the music industry that brought him west, but being a creative soul and always looking to be challenged, he quickly found his way into graphic design with a focus on the late-90’s burgeoning e-commerce industry.  

It wasn’t long after arriving in Seattle, WA that he fulfilled a dream he’d had since he was young, and bought his first motorcycle.  In almost 25 years of riding, he’s explored most of the PNW’s greatest roads, and ventured out to a wide ‘collection’ of National Park visits on two wheels, amassing over 100k miles.  But it was a trip up and down the Al-Can to Alaska’s Kenai peninsula that opened his eyes to the thrill of riding with something other than pavement under your wheels, and the utter joy of overcoming the challenges such a ride entails.  It took a few more years of exploring Washington’s numerous forest service roads (and destroying a few springs in the process), but he’s now head strong about backcountry riding.

After watching a few of the BDR films in his off-road research, Robert was forwarded a listing for a position at BDR from a friend.  Call it kismet, destiny, or fate…. Robert is thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful, caring team that is so committed to community, nature, and of course, riding!  

When not in the office ensuring BDR is the fine-tuned machine it should be, he is probably discovering his next favorite craft beer.  A lot of miles have been put on his bike visiting the many independent breweries Washington is nationally recognized for. If he’s not chatting up someone at a brewpub, you can probably find him enjoying live music of all styles.

Lucy Aguiñiga

Project Coordinator

 Hailing from Texas, Lucy recently moved to Washington State in search of the great outdoors and has been enamored with the area’s natural beauty ever since. 
From skydiving to motorcycle riding, she has always had a thirst for wind therapy, adventure, and new experiences. Falling in love with every twisty road the PNW had to offer, she sprang into action by securing a motorcycle with the intent to hit the open road with friends. Some weekend excursions would require moto camping, which ignited a new spark for her.
Having previous experience in the motorcycle industry, she swiftly applied for an open position as Project Coordinator for BDR in hopes of growing in such a community. 
With a passion for moto-adventures and exploration, Lucy is beyond ecstatic to be a part of a wonderful team and organization.
She is excited to make connections within the world of ADV motorcycling and dedicate herself to riding right, and respectfully, while exploring new terrains and meeting like-minded individuals.
In her free time, she loves attending jazz shows, record hunting, and hanging out with her dog, Lee. She finds solace in the rhythm and soul of music and enjoys sharing her love of the arts with others!

Michael Bielecki

Routes Manager / Assistant Film Director

Born and raised in northern Arizona, Michael spent the majority of his early riding career exploring the wide open landscapes of Arizona and southern Utah, crafting GPS tracks, riding back roads, and camping remotely before the first BDR even existed.  Having developed his career as a professional photographer, he immediately began providing his services within the ADV community and brought a camera along for each and every journey.  Fueled by the desire to contribute more to the ADV community, his drive brought him to San Diego and ultimately to Denver.

Having spent the last decade in marketing and management roles within the adventure motorcycle rental and touring industry, he continues to devote his passion for adventure to an industry in which he feels most at home.

As a professional guide for countless BDR tours, and in his marketing/management roles with several companies in the industry, the BDR mission has always been at the forefront of his career.

As Assistant Film Director, Michael has provided cinematography to the MA, CA, NE, WY and OR filming expeditions, and was the Director/Cinematographer for the Black Hills BDR-X documentary film.

As Routes Manager, his goal is to ensure BDR riders enjoy  safe and unforgettable experiences on the routes. He hopes to continue developing his experience and furthering his contributions to the growth of the adventure motorcycle industry.

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