My name is Oli Sonntag and I am from beautiful Bamberg in Franconia, Bavaria. Since I turned 13, I have been crazy about mountain bikes and there is no end in sight. It all started with a rickety Aldi bicycle which my brother and I put through its paces in the skate park until it basically fell apart. Through tedious jobs like delivering newspapers I finally scraped enough money together and was able to afford my first real mtb. In that moment I knew: There is nothing I love more in this world than riding through the woods, in skate or bike parks with friends, and having fun.
As it is typical in our circles, I finished my training as mechatronics technician first, did additional training later and graduated as a state-certified technical engineer. I worked hard for my goal which was my financial independence. During this time, though, I realized that this was not what gave my life meaning, what I was really passionate about doing.