March 31, 2020

coffee with COVID #6: Jan Marcaník

cherishing time at home

Today we travel across the Atlantic Ocean again, this time to the Czech Republic. You'll meet my friend Jan, who along with his business partner Radim, own Czech MTB Holidays. I first met them in 2017 when I joined my Knoxville friends on their inaugural tour. Last year I returned for another adventure - the riding in the Czech Republic is definitely underrated.

With the Coronavirus pandemic, business is currently at a standstill. Despite all of their tours being postponed for now, Jan, along with his clients are optimistic and looking forward to a time when the world moves on to its "new normal". In the meantime, Jan is enjoying extended time at home with his wife and young daughter.

Enjoy today's episode!

selected links

  • Czech MTB Holidays - Jan's mountain bike tour company
  • A story on Pinkbike about Rychlebské Stezky - a community that created a world-renowned mountain bike destination through a grassroots effort