Meet Cooper Mittelhauser, Trek Travel bike tour guide

Cooper Mittelhauser

What I Love:

Exploring off the beaten path. I see the bicycle as a tremendous tool for exploring the world around us. My passion for adventure by bike has lead me to the most beautiful places I've ever been, and I'm always eager to share those experiences with others.

Riding with TT Since:

2017

Trek Travel Role:

Guide

My Favorite Ride:

My first Dirty Kanza, it taught me that perseverance can make anything that seems impossible, possible.

My Rides:

4 Series Madone with a 6 Series fork. 1991 Wisconsin-made Trek 950. A single speed cross bike and a light touring rig to boot.

Nickname:

"Coop" is a common theme in most of my nicknames

Education:

BA - Creative Writing, University of Missouri - Columbia

Current Home:

Columbia, MO

Languages:

German and vaguely remembered snippets of modern Greek

In My Previous Life:

I worked as a professional bicycle mechanic and moonlighted as an avid bicycle camper, gravel racer, and fly fisherman.