Originally from New England, Amy’s diverse background as a pro cyclist, ski patroller, outdoor guide, teacher, personal trainer and endurance World Record Holder gives her not only the knowledge of the body, but the insight to lead and teach others about how to enjoy this sport to the fullest.
Moving to Arizona in 2004 made it possible to become more involved in these pursuits. In December of 2009, she started a Meetup group to offer guided rides, training and clinics, at a fraction of the cost of most guiding and instruction services. Of that, Amy explains, “We are not a ‘discount service’, I give my riders 110%, but I want to be able to reach as many people as I can and share with them the joy that mountain biking has given me.”
Today, her local membership has swelled to over 1,000 members and growing daily. In the four years alone, Amy lead over 1000 rides and taught hundreds of skills clinics and private lessons. Her attitude and approach is easy-going and encouraging, which helps to set the tone that says, “relax and have some fun!”
Of her teaching ability, she says that, “They teach me,” and, “in every class I learn more about how to reach someone and help lift them to next level, technically and psychologically. Much of what mountain biking is all about has to do with what’s in our heads and if I can help make a change there, it all gets better!
24 Hour MTB Solo World Record Holder
Two-Time Winner Solo 24 Hours of Moab
World 24 Hour Solo Canmore, Bronze