Updated: Feb 14
Derek and Larissa Guetter opened the headquarters of their successful ATV tour show on Main Street Wabasso
Last January the floral shop Petals and Balloons, owned by Marcis Goblirsch located on Main Street in Wabasso announced her retirement and that she was going to close her business. After Goblirsch closed the doors for the final time on February, 28, 2018 many in the community were concerned that there would be an empty storefront on Wabasso's Main Street. However, the following month in March, Wabasso native Derek Guetter and and his wife, Larissa moved into the former Petals and Balloons location and established the headquarters for their live motorsports show company - ATV Big Air Tour.
The ATV Big Air Tour is known both locally and internationally for their sports thrill show headlining dizzying stunts and free riding on ATVs, dirtbikes, Polaris RZR, and BMX
"This is all I ever wanted to do", said Guetter sitting along side Larissa, his business partner and wife.
The ATV Big Air Tour varies from 30, 60, and 90-minute show lengths that showcases professional ATV and off-road riders on a daring course of steel ramps placed over 75 feet apart. One small mistake can bring dire consequences but this group is fearless.
The Guetters along with the 14 traveling crew members form the ATV Big Air Tour family which includes 8 professional performers who are both passionate and dedicated to both their fans and clients.
Derek along with his older brother Jon have been established an extensive stunt resume including: Jon becoming the first person in the world to successfully land an ATV Backflip, back flipping over a moving train, and Derek starring in a Hollywood Movie called Mike & Dave Need Wedding dates performing the ATV Stunts for Adam Devine and Zach Efron.
Over the years Derek Guetter has ventured his passion of ATV's into many areas of business including starring in video games, apparel, merchandise, and producing 4 ATV motocross films.
The bulk of the Guetter's time is spent promoting the ATV Big Air Tour through networking and selling the tour to various outlets such as county and state fairs, motor speedways, exposition events, and ATV rallies.
Behind the scenes Larissa handles much of the business administration, operations, and photography of the tour. The Guetters work closely with The International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) by visiting trade shows to promote and secure tour show bookings. "IAFE is a wonderful family and have been very helpful in promoting our show", adds Guetter.
It's amazing to imagine that Wabasso, MN headquarters a tour company that in 2018 toured 12 states, attended 22 events, and produced 31 shows. The summer months of June through September are when the performances are held, with the remaining months spent promoting and securing future bookings.
The Guetters along with their daughter, Lanah make their home in Wabasso. And during fall Derek will often help his brother Jon with harvest. The success of the ATV Big Air Tour allows him and his family to enjoy the his passion. Derek, Larissa, and the ATV Big Air Tour's passion extends to just the business of the tour, but to producing a family friendly show to all ages and along with their daughter Lanah, the tour keeps them constantly learning the value of the story adds Larissa.
As parents the Guetters constantly evolve to incorporate new ways to their tour to attract to all members of the family. The ATV Big Air Tour show not only incorporates family appropriate rock and hip-hop music along with stunts and performances but also features professional riders who are good role models for the children who attend the tour show.
The Guetters work endlessly to continue to establish the tour show as well as connecting with a fan base from around the world via social media as well as at their shows. The Guetters know that the gift of their success is to be respected and appreciated, and that knowledge fuels their passion to help others and to support their community.
As the year 2019 gears up the Guetters will be busier than ever with a full season line-up of shows and travelling. The Guetters are excited to announce the first event of 2019 performing at the Jericho ATV Festival this coming August in New Hampshire at the Jericho Mountain State Park.
The ATV Big Air Tour can be followed on Facebook and Instagram as well by visiting for more information and upcoming tour dates www.atvbigairtour.com
Published in the Wabasso Standard on Wednesday January 9, 2019 & also in the Redwood Gazette on Monday January 14, 2019.