Our Vision

Every single day in the year, there is somewhere in the world a GBI event, where people from all cultures support long-term oriented charitable projects by means of personal and sportive engagement.

Our mission

We cycle for charity

The people behind the GBI

Michael Leuenberger
Managing Director

Michael is the originator and founder of the first GBI back in 2008, where he set-up a first charity ride with more than 60 people, cycling from Düsseldorf in Germany to Newbury in the UK, and raising more than 20.000 Euro of funds.

Anja Richter
Finance

Anja knows the GBI since many years as cyclist as well as volunteer, and everybody knows her. In the remaining years she was responsible for the participant care and the finance issues related to the GBI. Now she concentrates on the financial affairs, but will support Michael with the participant care as well.

Oliver Harzen
Communication & marketing

In 2009 Oliver joined the GBI community as cyclist, since 2014 he took over different roles in the GBI organisation.

Michael Cremer
Participation Care

Michael is responsible for all participant care issues regarding our events. No matter whether you need information about upcoming events, you want to change your booking or you would like to express praise or critism, Michael will be your first contact.

Jürgen Müller-Graubner
Tour Office

Jürgen knows the GBI sind 2012, when he joined our Initiative as a volunteer. Now he is responsible for the Tour Office during the GBI Europe events. He is the first contact for all issues and questions during the tour and very often able to answer them right away.

Klaus Schubert
Nutrition & location scout

Prior to the tour he acts as location sout and checks for adequate accommodation for hundreds of people as well as for the hotel rooms at all stages to ensure a relaxing sleep.

Thomas Küpper
Routing

Thomas has several years of experience with the GBI. The is an enthusiastic cyclist and knows what is important to develop excellent bike tracks for such a huge bike event.

Alexandra Sklarek
Hotel management

Alexandra is responsible for the hotel management, in particular at the GBI Europe Tour. She identifies the demand, is the first contact to the hotels and books the necessary capacities. While doing this she has always the participants needs and wishes in mind.

Nadine Messner
Staff care

Although she has joined the GBI staff team in 2019 for the first time, she decided to take over the lead for staff care.
She takes care of the whole staff team in terms of coordination, accommodation and information.

Andreas Neukirchen
Logistics

Andreas is the chief logistics officer of the GBI Europe tour. He and his team are taking care of the transportation of participant luggage as well as the matresses and tents for the camp accommodation.

Ronjon das Gupta
Location Management

Ronjon takes over the responsibility for the GBI camp in 2017. He will take care that the camp is ready each day before the first cyclists arrive.

With his open-minded behaviour everybody will know him on the second day latest.

Peter Hoeger-Wiedig
Location scout & tour photographer

Since many years Peter is our tour photo- and videographer. On his motorbike he easily reaches the best spots for the perfect shot.

Uli Gussone
Physio

Uli is the one, many cyclists dream of during the last kilometers of a track. In particular when the legs are tired. In the evenings he offers massages to exhausted athletes.

Reinhard Siebel
GBI Lounge

Reinhard makes sure that after a hard day in the saddle the cyclists can moisten their dry throats will a cold drink, and afterward that the barbecue is up and runnig.

Herbert Langer
Fleetmanagement

Herbert is responsible for the overall fleetmanagement of the GBI. He coordinates the rental trucks and cars we need for our different events. He takes care of all other related topics, e.g. tolls, truck navigation and legal aspects.

Karl Kuckels
Technical Support

If you have flat tire - Karl repairs it. If your gear shift is broken - Karl fixes it. If your brakes are squeaking - Karl adjusts them. And he has always an open ear for any kind of problem or question.

Rainer Petermann
Medical Service

Rainer and his paramedic team accompanies the cyclists on their motorbikes and provides first aid, if needed.

Volunteers
A large team of charitable supporters

Every event requires a lot of supporters and assistants. Carrying luggage, barbeque, logistics mounting and de-mounting, mattresses and other location services, driving the service busses, and, and, and... A GBI event would not be possible without a large team of engaged people!

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