Welcome Hans Rey to the Ambassador Team!
We are happy to welcome the latest addition to the Deuter Ambassador Program – Hans Rey. Hans Rey was born in Germany in 1966 and this Swiss/American national now resides in Laguna Beach, California with his wife Carmen. Hans is a former Trials World Champion and inductee of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. He is widely considered to be a pioneer of both the Mountain Bike Freeride movement and the Trials riding scene. 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-1990’s, 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, like this Flow Country Trails idea. Rey has been a pro mountain biker for 25 years! His sponsors are: GT Bicycles, Adidas Outdoor, Livigno Bike Resort, LUK Automotive Systems, Crank Brothers, Kenda Tires, Fox Shox, iXS protection, Clif Bars, Sambazon Acai drinks, SQ Lab saddles, Deuter, Shimano, Muc-Off and Adidas Eyewear.
What is your core sport(s)?
Mountain Biking, Freeride, Trials
What other sports do you participate in or sort of fun do you enjoy?
Enduro Moto, Ski, Standup Paddle Board, Golf
What is your most epic outdoor adventure to date?
Riding my bike through streets for New Delhi, India or maybe riding on the active volcano in Hawaii with 2000 degree hot lava flowing and exploding around me……
What is your "go-to" Deuter product?
I ride the most with the Compact Air Exp 10 liter pack.
To Discover more about Hans
All photos © Carmen Freeman-Rey.