Loose Riders Travel was founded by Tim Soeten and Taner Yalcin

Tim is the driving force behind Loose Riders Global Alliance.
After extensively traveling Asia for over 25 years and settling down in Thailand over a decade ago, Tim's passion for riding bikes and travel is what started LRGA and now Loose Riders Travel.

“When we first started Loose Riders the idea was to inform people about our awesome trails in here in Thailand and in return discover new places and people to ride with, in locations that are not that obvious.

After Loose Riders went global, we now have chapters in Asia’s top riding destinations. From traveling the region that much, we know the pitfalls of finding spots and traveling with a bike, especially if you have limited time, so we set out to make travel to these exotic, far away places possible-on a budget. We teamed up with the best partners in the region, and started a travel agency that caters to gravity oriented biking in Asia, the very first of its kind.”

As a licensed MTB Guide/Coach from Germany, Taner started exploring rideable trails in the Himalayas over 15 years ago, when mountain biking in this remote region was virtually unheard of.

Based in Thailand for over a decade and speaking the language fluently, he follows his passion and surveys trails around Asia to find new riding spots and bike travel destinations.

While working together with Scott-Sports Germany/Austria as an opinion maker he also gained experience in different fields of the bike industry.

“Traveling by mountain bike is for me the most exciting way to explore a country, its culture, nature and people. It's a pleasure to share our experience and offer these trips to our guests of Loose Riders Travel!”