Meet the team behind BreakAway Rides. Discover their background, area of riding expertise and unique attributes they bring to every mountain bike adventure. Our Ride Guides & Instructors are not only passionate about riding their bikes, their also passionate about making sure that you enjoy riding yours.
No task or request is too crazy for our Guides and they will go out of their way to ensure that you are happy and safe while you are on one of our unforgettable Rides.
Our Ride Guides are elite level mountain bikers with many years of riding and racing experience. Ride Guides are all qualified mountain bike guides and first aiders & carry first aid kits with them at all times.
Safety and professional service is of great importance to the team.
Founder BreakAway Rides
Things have to move for Katja, ideally fast. With a knack for ultra-endurance racing, she completed the Tour D’Afrique, an eyepopping 12 000-kilometer race from Cairo to Cape Town in 2016. She loves the unforeseen, new experiences and connecting with people from all walks of life. Another quality is her ability to juggle about 1 million things at the same time without dropping the ball and breaking a sweat. Before venturing into mountain biking, she was working for some years as a research manager for a global research business.
Hungry for an adventure she came to South Africa in 2006, got her hands on a second-hand mountain bike and explored the Cape. It was probably on one of those rides that she fell in love with Cape Town and began contemplating to stay longer. Fiftheen years down the line, she is still riding the mountains of the Cape. You find more info about Katja here: www.katjasteenkamp.com