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Kathrin Schön

Date of birth : 12th February 1977

Hometown : Lenggries, Germany



Cooking with friends, climbing, sleeping under the open sky

Short biography:

I am 35 years old and I work as an occupational therapist. I was born in Unterfranken but lived a long time in Heidelberg, where I discovered my passion for mountain biking, especially downhill. Later, I moved to Freiburg and then to Munich, but I was always longing for mountains. Now I am back where I belong and I can live my passion every day, on a bike tour or in the bikepark around the corner.

Rider's Talk

How and when did you start biking?

I started slowly in 2001, at first on a hardtail riding up and down on gravel paths. In 2004, I went to La Palma in order to work there as a bike guide. During my stay there, I really developed my passion for downhill and also had the chance to meet Karen and Holger from “Die Rasenmäher” (Karen Eller, Contessa Teammate). I have been a member of the SCOTT Contessa Team since 2006.

What does biking mean to you personally?

Freedom, enjoying life and having fun.

What aspect of biking thrills you the most?

I love riding downhill on tricky technical sections. You don’t master such trails with speed but with good technical skills, concentration and a good line choice.