They are the heroes of a new era. Special people with special stories, outstanding, courageous and inspirational. People who dared to take a chance at an early stage, to devote themselves to a new sport at a time when many people didn’t even recognise it as such: our Haibike Heroes. With all of them, we share a common goal and, often, a friendship.
We want to take this opportunity to present our heroes and explain what makes them so heroic.
Sam Pilgrim, from Colchester in the UK, started his Dirt Jump career at the age of 14. Ever since he has always been one of the leading figures in international competitions: In 2011 he won the Red Bull District Ride in Nuremberg; in 2013 he carried off the victory in the Freeride Mountainbike World Tour.
As one of the sport’s few true all-rounders, the charismatic Frenchman has been ranked among the top five at an international level for years. For even longer, he has been crowned best rider at a national level. Together with HAIBIKE, he now wants to redefine his previous limits and tap the full potential of eBiking.
The Austrian loves to compete and to exceed her own boundaries which actually saved her life a few years ago. „What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” became her motto and together with Haibike she now wants to pass on this motto to other bikers and represent the brand.
He is one of the world’s best dirt bikers, holds the world record for the highest natural hip jump, organises bike events and is so fit that he wants to take part in enduro races. Following a horrific crash, his feet and his sporting career looked to have been completely destroyed. During his tenacious fight to get back on a bike, he discovered e-bikes, which he had been heavily critical of in the past.
After graduating from school, he just got on his bike and rode from Munich to Singapore. Without training, without major preparations. His second tour took him to Australia, or, more precisely, around it. This is the longest eBike tour to this date, measuring 16,000 km.