owner/guide for Utah Mountain Bike Tours
Originally from Germany, Kathi grew up in the foot hills of the Alps on a dairy farm in Bavaria.After many traveling adventures and developing a love of the outdoors and wilderness she moved to Alaska in 2002. Since then she has been a wilderness (rafting, kayaking, backpacking) guide in Alaska.
She started riding fat bikes in Alaska on the Iditarod Trail in 2003 and was the first women to ride a fat bike 1000 mile to Nome in 2008. She has been the race coordinator and race director for the winter ultra since 2003, called the Iditarod Trail Invitational (ITI). She teaches winter skills camps in the wintertime for first time fat biker and runners in the event.
She began biking in the US Southwest as a way to escape the fall mud season after a Alaska summer guiding season.
In 2005 she rode the Continental Divide mountain bike route 2500 miles from Montana to the Mexican border followed by a 1000 mile route from Salt Lake City, Utah to the Arizona border following the Arizona Trail south to Tucson, Arizona in 2007. After attending Interbike in Las Vegas in 2003 the largest bike show in the world she discovered the little known biking mecca around Hurricane, Utah and fell in love with the area.
She loves to share the special areas and single track trails they have discovered with their guests. Itineraries are designed for all our trips to offer the best possible mountain bike experience in Utah and the Southwest whether you are a beginner or advanced rider. Kathi also enjoys arranging women-only trips where ladies can learn and share the fun of single track riding and try some new moves on slick rock. She loves arranging and planning trips abroad to Europe, the Alps, Slovenia, Switzerland and Costa Rica for her friends and really enjoying riding in new places, learning about different cultures, languages, people and lifestyles. Kathi speaks English and German fluently and some French, Italian and Spanish. She is also a harp player.