About Your guide

Karl The Bike Guy

Karl began his career in cycling in the basement bike shop in South Dakota. Inspired by the mountains and endless trails near his alma mater Black Hills State University in Spearfish, he moved to Alaska in 2004. After working as a wildlife biologist for the Chugach National Forest, he started "Seward Adventure Co." in 2009. 

Karl is a long time member of the Alaska Endurance Association, a five time competitor in the Soggy Bottom 100, and the longest serving fat bike guide in the state. If he or his bike looks familiar, he is most "Alaska Famous" for being Mr. January in the 2016 Mountain Men of Alaska.

Karl Mechtenberg fat biking the Soggy Bottom 100 near Cooper Landing, AK


PO Box 1561

Anchorage, AK 99664