Guiding with a Personal Touch – Meet Our Guides
John Hax is the founder and owner of 106 West Adventure Motorcycle Tours. John is a former Marine Officer who has years of experience in backcountry navigation and knows all about the amazing stretches of the country that you’ll be exploring during your tour. John will serve as your travel coordinator and personal guide, helping you navigate rural routes and discover some of the Southwest’s hidden gems along the way. As you travel down winding canyon roads, across mountain streams, and make your way to incredible heights, John will be there to offer his guidance and expertise so that you can get the most out of your adventure and arrive to each designated point safely.
Brad Haack is a former rocket scientist lured out of retirement with promises of huge paychecks as a motorcycle tour guide. All joking aside, when Brad was not guiding spacecraft around the planetary objects he was on a motorcycle or mountain bike exploring the back roads of Colorado and Utah. After 25 years of exploring the Rockies and Canyon Country Brad is well prepared to answer any questions you might have about the beautiful country we will travel thru.
Ben York is the newest member of the 106 West team. Ben was born in the flatlands of Kansas and started riding dirt bikes at around age 10. In 1997 he hiked the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango (500 miles) and immediately relocated to the San Juan mountains. While living in Durango he was a raft guide on the Animas river and discovered “motorcycle camping”, before we all agreed to call ourselves adventure riders. We are happy to have Ben’s expert knowledge on hand for our tours.