OKOLO offers fully supported, small group trips to unique and beautiful cycling destinations.
All trips are led by OKOLO's owner, Mike Garrigan, two times National cyclocross champion and elite cycling coach.
Mike Garrigan, former Canadian champion athlete and current national team coach, leads the Croatian trips and keeps OKOLO running behind the scenes.
Mike grew up in Canada exploring the outdoors, making new friends, riding his bike, and, later, coaching.
After spending a few years in New York City, he now splits his time between Budapest, Hungary, and Losinj, Croatia, where he lives with wife Anna and son Maximilian.
When he is not with his family, exploring new destinations, or playing with textiles, he's traveling with the Canadian National MTB Team as a coach. Mike says- "I like to be on task and to keep those around me at ease. My ideal day on a bike includes adventurous rides, friends new and old, amazing landscapes, and tasty things to eat and drink".
Gabor is our blind driver. In his off-time he is a film director and editor. He’s worked in bars in NYC, traded antiques in Kunming, China, and rubbed shoulders with the literati at Paris salons. Put him on a steel street bike in casual clothes and he’ll drop you like a stone. On the tours, he’s your point man if you want an extra pastry or would like to drop back to the car for a "sticky bottle."
Gabor can actually see quite well, we just like this photo of him.
Oz, born and raised in Croatia and Slovenia, is our trusty translator and native guide. He helps us find the best spots for a drink and keeps us out of the arms of authorities (good story over dinner sometime). A former basketball player, he can help us reach things off the top shelf. When not guiding OKOLO trips, Oz works as mechanic at the National cycling center in Milton, Canada and is a sought after professional wheel builder.
We are happy to arrange a custom trip, tour or camp for you or your group.
Always happy to answer any questions you may have about our tours!
Anything, really! Speak with you soon,
Garrigan/ Pink DolFin,
Rialto 10, 51551, Veli Losinj, Croatia.
Phone +36 30 649 2035