Meet the riders: Verena Zimmer

The start list for No. 4 is filling up quickly and the first rider profiles are coming in.

“I grew up in the small town of Ladenburg about an hour south of the Taunus, but I am now lucky to call the Brecon Beacons in beautiful Wales my home, with superb riding right from my doorstep.

This year I am returning to the Taunus, after taking part in No.2, and riding on the Taunus Teaser in 2020.

I enjoy the bivvying side of bikepacking at least as much as the cycling part, I am definitely tortoise rather than hare, and I love enjoying the views and the local food as I ride. You could say that for me, bikepacking is all about the three B’s: bikes, bivvies, and bakeries.

This song expresses really well how I feel about bikepacking – “Running to the Hills” by Dan Owen

Breaking out of these four walls, where do I begin
I’m breaking out of trying to make it in
I just want the wind and rain, time to waste with you
Let’s get out of here, get the sun clear blue

Baby keep on running, running to the hills
Let’s find our self some quiet, let’s find ourselves some still
Baby keep on running, running to the hills
I don’t wanna think no more, I just want to feel
Baby keep on running, running to the hills