Hi, my name is Fabio and I am the founder of grancanariamountainbike.com. I have been living in Gran Canaria since 2013 and, before landing on this island, I have rode the most beautiful trails in Italy and in Europe.
I have lived all the evolution of mountain biking, from the first full-rigid steel bike, to the last generation of e-bike. I have practiced all disciplines, from XC to DH, which I still do today. But if you ask me to categorize myself as a biker, I would call myself a freerider.
All my life, in the last 40 years has turned around mountain biking.
By choice I have never raced, but in my biker curriculum there are significant experiences. For example, I participated in the first two editions of the 24 Hours of Finale Ligure, when it was still an epic and pioneering race (starting from lighting systems!😁).
Employed in a sport company, I hanged around with the team of Corrado Herin, DH World Cup winner in 1997 and with the team of Paola Pezzo, 2 times Olympic mountain bike champion. You can find me in some of her videos, both as a rider and as a helmet-camera man. In the same period I was involved in a patent to synchronize the impulses of a neuro-muscular stimulator to the pedaling movement onboard of the mountain bike.
Of course I did not miss the most beautiful bike parks in Europe: Les Gets, Morzine, Chatel, Les Deux Alpes, Crans Montana, Leogang, Saalbach and Finale Ligure, where I started as a mountain bike guide. Nor a pilgrimage to Moab, a mountain bike mecca.
Before leaving Italy for Gran Canaria I built some nice trails in one of the most beautiful mtb spot in Italy, recently became a regular appointment for the Superenduro circuit: Portofino. If you have been lucky enough to race the Superenduro of Portofino, you have surely rode some of the trails that I have builded with some local friends and that today represent the core part of its special stages…
In short, no palmares, but anyway a life lived in the name of mountain biking. A biker by nature, therefore.