Meet the riders: Tim Zeelen

I have been enjoying to ride my bicycle since my childhood. It always was my choice of transport to discover new places and meet new people. In search for those new places I expanded my horizon to countries all over the world like: Iceland, Canada, Mongolia, Australia and Kyrgyzstan just to name a few. While cycling through those countries I discovered the pleasure of offroad riding.

Some day a friend told me about bikepacking events which immediately made me enthusiastic. It is the concept of such an event that I like: lots of offroad, self supported, long days, long distances. Just my kind of ride… A few days later I registered for the 2018 Bikepacking Trans Germany. In 2019 I was a participant in the first edition of the Eifel Graveller. This year I chose the Taunus Bikepacking from the growing list of events.

For the Taunus Bikepacking I will bring my Kona Sutra LTD. Normally I tend to build my bikes myself, but this off the shelve model ticked almost all the boxes. The only changes I made were saddle, tyres and drop-bars. To carry all my stuff I use Revelate Designs bags.

I really look forward to meet you and the rest of the riders in Hofheim.