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

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.

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.

Nadine Messner
Human resources/Staff management

Nadine is caring attentively for the voluntary GBI staff prior to and during our events. She is thoroughly responsible for all administrative and organisational activities to manage the volunteers best possible. E.g. she plans the assignment of volunteers to the different teams, she takes care of the accommodation management, she supports visa applications, etc. etc.

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

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.

Andreas Neukirchen

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.

Herbert Langer

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.

Peter Hoeger-Wiedig
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.

Ulrich Maubach
Location management

Ulrich is responsible for the camp locations during the tours. He takes care that the welcome arch, bike park and all other camp facilities are ready when the cyclists arrive.

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.

Uli Gussone

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.

Antje Lehner
Pick-Up Service

Antje takes care that everybody, who is not able to cycle the whole stage, is picked up and taken to the daily destination. She also organizes the shuttle services for VIP's and the hotel shuttle.

Gregor Kleinhesseling
Technical Support

If you have flat tire - Gregor repairs it. If your gear shift is broken - Gregor fixes it. If your brakes are squeaking - Gregor 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.

Moataz Bahy El Din
GBI Ventures & Global Development

Moataz is a very experienced GBIan and has left his marks in various areas. Whether as the first egyptian cyclists at a GBI tour in 2008, who triggered a cycling boom in his home country, or as country champion of Egypt, who developed the local GBI organisation to become the second largest team within the GBI Community, he is always engaged with heart and soul for the sake of the good cause.

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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