about the organizer

Silk Road Mountain Race 2018 – photo: Elliot DeBruyn

Andy Buchs

Riding bikes since the age of 6, besides skiing, cycling is one of Andy’s passions in sport. Using the bike to get to school, university and to explore the world. Traveled all over the Alps, Pyrenees, Island and Greeze in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Later several times in the USA. Since the 80’s Andi also explores trails in the Alps on his mountain bike.

In the last years he startet in several long distance races all over the world like Tortour Race Switzerland, TCR, Indian Pacific Wheel Race, Trans Am Bike Race, Trans Africa Bike Race, Trans Atlantic Bike Race and Silkroad Mountain Race.

Andy also setup the NorthCape-Tarifa bicycle adventure, the longest road bikepacking event in Europe, the Iberica-Traversa and the Morocco Bike-Adventure.

Jesse at the finish of Iberica-Traversa

Jesse Blough

Jesse is an endurance athlete in the disciplines of ultramarathon, unsupported racing, and long-distance cycling. He startet at the Silk Road Mountain Race in Kyrgyzstan and had a successful result at the first edition of Iberica-Traversa with a fourth place finish in 9 days, 16 hours.