Mark Karau

Mark Karau lives, breathes, works and dreams with two-wheels.  From shop rat to Single Speed World Champs, you’ll find his dark gritty passion for cycling entertaining and inspiring.


  • Hometown: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
  • Career Highlights: Racing the ‘A’ race at Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships
  • First Bike: 2006 Specialized Rockhopper Comp
  • Most Memorable Moment: Riding the North Shore for the first time after reading about it and watching edits filmed on it for over ten years.
  • Favorite Place to Ride: Mt Tzouhalem, Duncan, BC
  • Favorite Type of Terrain: The trails that don’t show up on Trailforks.
  • What I like about KORE: Reliable, uptodate parts that don’t break the bank
  • If I weren’t an athlete, I’d be: Since I grew up in a mining town, if I wasn’t an athlete… I’d probably be rolling coal.
  • Where I see myself in 10 years: Philosophising and riding bikes with the homies

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