Welcome to Challenge Roth!!!!!!! Whoa was this a fun experience! From the moment I landed in Munich until I eventually left, I had an incredible time! Roth is such a small town just down the road from Nuremberg which is quite the city. Nuremberg has an old school city wall that surrounds the whole city. The metros, buses and trains are all surprisingly easy to use too. It may be a thing about traveling, but I always fall in love with the places I go and try to see as much as I possibly can, every time!
It's also like my signature move to do an epic head stand every where I go too :) So hope you enjoy this one on the old cobble stone roads in front of a magnificent church! This photo was from the first day I met everyone from Challenge Tours, who I would be working with for the event. We toured the city of Nuremberg and had a great lunch with a delicious German beer too.
It was quite toasty that day and after we passed the "red light district" part of town, we found this awesome fountain where everyone was running through and enjoying the water. Most of our group jumped through the fountain and it was quite refreshing. Soaking wet and smiling, we headed to a hole in the wall bar and enjoyed some more beer! The best thing about Germany for me was all the beer and all the amazing bread - two of my favorite things!
After some good quality time with the team I was working with, the real fun stuff started to happen. Challenge Tours had over 300 athletes and families traveling with us to this event! Whoa! That's a lot. We had quite a few tour buses that were for us to transport everyone around. If you were lucky, you hopped onto my bus. These buses had the best and most chill drivers ever and microphones up front! I utilized that mic like no other! It benefited me in answering any and all questions everyone had and also to start up a few cheers that pumped everyone up! This picture with all the excited people smiling in it was a normal scene that I saw in my bus. One of the coolest things we did for our athletes was take them on a guided tour of the bike course. I let them all in on inside tips, course modifications, new ideas and strategies and also quite a few jokes in the down time. It was such a fun experience and I can't wait to do it all again next year!
They call Challenge Roth the biggest race in the world. They are right! This race was incredible. So many athletes, so much community support, so many spectators, such energy! This was one of my favorite moments at Roth 2015 where the athletes were biking up Solar Berg Hill. The energy was electric and you could feel it the whole time you were there. The whole day went super well and all the athletes were super stoked to be there with us at Challenge Tours. I'm lucky to have met so many exceptional people here at Roth from all around the globe. Excited to when all of our paths cross again! Pura Vida!