Bret “Trail Cat” Deutscher originally from Freeport, Illinois began his bike career with years of racing in the Wisconsin Off Road Series (WORS). This transitioned into volunteer trail building in the Northwoods of Wisconsin and helping build the Copper Peak Trail System as a member of the Sisu Dirt Crew.
Bret joined the Rock Solid team in 2017 starting out as a handworker. He now enjoys developing and leading a crew as Foreman for such projects like Mount Nebo, Little Sugar, Redhead, Tioga, and Lake Leatherwood. One notable trail he worked on at Red Head is the extremely scenic Fractured Falls trail.
His specialties include tight technical rock trails usually with a small Kubota u17 which require his ‘cat like reflexes’ to maneuver the machine. You’ll find Bret riding his hardtail on flowy XC style trails as fast as possible, occasionally rubbing his shoulders against the trees as he fly’s by.