Kurt rode his first century at age 13, and since then, has raced and placed in many endurance and ultra-endurance races. Beyond racing, Kurt is an avid bikepacker, having ridden extensively in the American West, traversed half the Alps, and through Scotland, Nepal, Morocco, and Alaska. He was also featured in the adventure cycling film Reveal the Path. Kurt is the Executive Director of Bikepacking Roots, a non-profit organization he co-founded in 2017 to support the bikepacking community, and he currently coaches others in ultra-endurance bike racing. Off the bike, Kurt holds a Ph.D. in geological sciences and was a professor of geology at Prescott College for 6 years.