It will be a place for information on bike trips, the guides we employ and some photography of the amazing terrain we encounter. For a more in-depth look at Teton Mountain Bike Tours, you can check us out on our website at https://www.tetonmtbike.com
Teton Mountain Bike Tours was established in 1991 by David and Teresa Hunger, who had a passion for the outdoors and loved sharing it with others. Before arriving in Jackson Hole, David worked in several retail stores while guiding outdoor programs for NOLS and Outward Bound. David had earned a degree in Biology from the University of Oregon and was experienced in backpacking and climbing, but he was not fond of being away from home all the time. He wanted to stay and enjoy the area in which he lived – the land of the Tetons!
David and Teresa thought more seriously about starting their own company when realizing a niche in the mountain biking world was not being filled. They took a year to figure out the permits needed with the tours they would offer, and with about 10 RD Coyote Mountain Bikes (which had rigid forks, ie: no shocks!), they started their business from the ground up. This husband and wife team did it all until 1995, when their continued success made it necessary to begin hiring professional outdoor guides to help with daily trips.
Since then, TMBT has been established as the valley’s premier mountain bike adventure company. David and Teresa also have a son, Caleb (age 13), and a daughter, Amber (age 10). Both enjoy biking and helping out dad when the season gets super busy (their son has been riding single-track since the age of 5!). Teton Mountain Bike Tours also guides with other established groups as well, such as Backroads, Escape Adventure, Trek Travel, Western Spirits, Woman Tours and World Outdoors.
Years of remembering mountain biking trips instantly bring a smile to David’s face. “My friends say I should write a book of the many memorable excursions I’ve taken people on. It would be my take on the world of guiding families, executives, famous folk, and the like. If I do write a book, it would be called, ‘Cogs, Whistles and Bells,” and it would be a hoot!”
Thanks David and Teresa, for 18 years of offering an excellent way to be active – while seeing and learning more about the unique characteristics of the Greater Teton and Yellowstone areas!