Our team

The DuckStore Productions experienced team is there to make your cycling tour as enjoyable and memorable as possible.

John Goldsmith DuckStore Productions co-founder

John Goldsmith

For DuckStore’s founder, it’s all about the bike, the ride, the coffee stop, and sharing his anecdotes as an American in frogland (France), near Annecy. He formerly sold bike parts and is passionate about le vélo, travel, and new friends — perfect for meticulously crafting festive, high-quality boutique cycling experiences.
Catherine Freychet

Catherine Freychet

This Frenchy is the logistics and back office guru behind every successful DuckStore trip. Digital copywriter, former journalist, “Knar” takes planning just as seriously as making cycling guests happy — particularly if it means riding her motorbike or driving long hours to help the group — always with a smile.

Gorka Petrina

Pure Basque, polyglot and acrobat. Gorka with his never-ending smile is always listening to how he can take care of our cyclists – on or off the bike.

Vincent Martineau

Super strong on his bike, hyper serious in terms of organization and details ... and fun! Vincent steps away from being the tech director for a leading digital marketing firm to share his great experience at l’Etape du Tour.

Our fantastic partners!

We consider cycling a team sport. Without these conscientious partners, we would be riding into a headwind all alone. Our partners bring out the fun part of riding.
Un grand merci à eux.


A partner since 2014. Their Addict road bike is perfect for our Alpine roads.


No cable, no wires, no hassles. Our good friends at SRAM provide us with their eTap AXS innovative transmission.

Alps Bike Rental

Our ‘go to’ bike rental partner provides recent, clean, tuned bikes kitted out for the mountains. Compact cranks, 11/32 cassettes and quality Mavic wheels.

Big Shark Bicycle

A great spot to find all sorts of goodies and information for the enthusiastic cyclist. A top bike shop with passionate bike people ready to help.

Bertrand Candas

An optimistic technologist in digital creation, member of Full Story.


Nicknamed “Fast Eddy”, started bicycle racing on New England roads way back in…Beeeep!

Greg Anderson

An Annecy native who took his graphic design skills to Montreal with Ubik Design Studio, before returning to France.