Hans Rey was born in Germany in 1966, but is now a Swiss/American national residing in Laguna Beach, California with his wife Carmen. He is a former Trials World Champion, inductee of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and widely considered to be a pioneer of both the Mountain Bike Freeride movement and the Trials riding scene. He's been a pro mountain biker for 30 years! As a professional rider and ambassador for the sport he continues to travel the world, having so far visited seventy different countries.
During the mid-90s, Hans created the Hans Rey Adventure Team visiting remote and extreme locations around the globe, often riding his bike where a bicycle had never been ridden before. In addition, Hans would seek out locations that were both historic and held some mystery, always capturing his exploits for the media.
In 2005 Hans started a non-profit charity called Wheels 4 Life, giving bicycles to people most in need of transportation in developing countries. Currently he is working with IMBA to develop more beginner friendly flow trails. In 2017 Hans climbed and rode Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro back to back.
Hans is sponsored by: GT Bicycles, Adidas Terrex, Carosello 3000 Mountain Park Livigno, Crank Brothers, Fox Shox, iXS protection, Clif Bars, SQ Lab saddles, Deuter backpacks, Stans NoTubes, Adidas Eyewear.
There's more information about Wheels 4 Life on Hans' website.