Korde Broker – Service Manager/Lead Guide
Nickname: HardKorde, a play on “Hardcore”
Years as a PPBT employee: 2
Hometown: Denver, CO
Korde can do just about anything. When he’s not guiding you find him wrenching on bikes or one of our vans.
As a native Coloradan, “there’s no place like home,” and I’m not just saying that. I am a United States Marine Corps Veteran. Just like many service members you get travel the world, so did I. During my enlistment, I’ve seen the Rock of Gibraltar, been through the Suez Canal 4 times and explored parts of Europe and the Middle East. I was stationed at MCAS Beaufort, SC and went to boot camp at MCRD San Diego. After all that, Colorado is my choice. Colorado has everything, minus the ocean. I’m a fresh water fish. Cycling to me is freedom and focus. When you ride a bicycle, that’s the only thing you can be doing. It’s my meditation. I am a father of two, one girl and one boy, and I’ve known my wife since 2006 and been married since 2010. I am a mechanic at heart and really enjoy helping anywhere I can.
Favorite PPBT tour and why? Pikes Peak is my favorite! I’ve lived here my whole life, the mountains are “normal to me, like the ocean is the coastal people. Bringing adventure seekers from around the world to top of a 14’er, I get to see their unfiltered smiles of amazement. Then talking a little science about the altitude and physical effects before hopping on some bikes and going down a highway, coasting for miles, with epic views…. That’s a good day in my book.
Favorite M&M flavor: Peanut