ABOUT THE GUIDES AT BIKE AUSTRIA
The guides at Bike Austria are serious about fun. Fun for us is riding mountain bikes on awesome trails in spectacular terrain. Sharing that fun with others is our core passion.
Meet Tracy. We like to think of him as the energy behind Bike Austria. That energy powered him towards completing his medical degree at the University of Colorado AND the University of Innsbruck. Channeling this energy into training, he bagged State Championship road and mountain bike titles in Arizona and Idaho. Tracy’s fervent passion for the outdoors ultimately led him to his current home among the biggest peaks in Austria, where he became a certified mountain bike guide. He quickly earned himself a reputation among the locals for sniffing out the best singletrack and powder ski stashes in town. When you’re riding with Tracy, you’re in for a real adventure. His limitless energy and passion for the outdoors ensures you’ll experience the finest trails and tours the Austrian Alps and Hohe Tauern National Park have to offer.
A proud Adirondacker and native of Lake Placid, New York, Dave fell in love with Austria while competing as a ski jumper and cross-country ski racer. Since that time, he has never looked back. An avid cyclist, he skied and cycled for the Harvard University squad. After university, he continued racing road, mountain and cyclocross as a Category 2 racer before ditching the lycra in favor of baggy shorts. Having sampled the freshest singletrack in North America, Europe and Nepal, he’s also led youth backpacking and mountain bike trips across the globe. The culmination of his cycling career was leading a group of 12 students on a self-supported cycling tour from Amsterdam to Barcelona. Whether it’s gravel ripping, singletrack shredding or a cruise along the Salzach, Dave is always up for leading friends and clients on an unforgettable cycling adventure.
Ivo Nikolov is the mechanical nuts and bolts of the operation. If something is broken, from a simple derailleur hanger to the complex powetrain of a D-class bulldozer, Ivo’s your guy to get it running again. Ivo ran a heavy equipment business in California for many years, where he was also active in the backcountry skiing and biking community as a race organizer and general “good vibe” propagator. He’s able to wheelie for days, and he’s always doing it with a huge smile on his face.