ANDREW

SHANDRO

SPONSORS: TREK, SRAM, ROCKSHOX, CLIF, JBL, ODI, BONTRAGER, ADIDAS, ATLAS BRACE, BN3TH, CAMELBACK, DAKINE

MUSIC: ZEPPELIN, GNR, MARLEY, MUMFORD AND SONS, NEIL YOUNG

WHERE DO YOU CALL HOME: NORTH VANCOUVER

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY: GREAT COFFEE, LOAM TRAILS, BBQ WITH FRIENDS AND  FAMILY, COLD BEERS.

CAM

MCCAUL

SPONSORS: TREK, ROCKSTAR, FOX HEAD, FOX SUSPENSION, SHIMANO, TEVA, CONTOUR HD, BONTRAGER, SMITH OPTICS

MUSIC: BLACK SABBATH

WHERE DO YOU CALL HOME: APTOS, CALIFORNIA

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY: COFFEE, MORNING SURF, BREAKFAST BURRITO, ALL-MOUNTAIN RIDE, BURRITO, CHILL FOR 2 HOURS, EVENING  DIRT JUMP SESSION, BURRITO.

KATRINA

STRAND

Katrina comes from a highly educated and experienced background coaching riders of all levels and abilities since 2002.  She spent over a decade racing and riding as a professional mountain bike athlete competing on the international stage at World Cup DH, World Championships DH, EWS and many multi stage events such as the BC Bike Race and Trans-Provence.  During this time, she always set aside time to build up other riders and athletes.  Katrina is all about collaboration, connection and building strong resilient minds and bodies on and off the bike. 

KYLE

NORBRATEN

SPONSORS: SPECIALIZED, SRAM, ROCKSHOX, AVID, TRUVATIV, BLACKBOXLABS, CHROMAG, OAKLEY, EVOC, EASTON

MUSIC: GANGSTER HIP HOP LIKE THE GAME, DRE AND NEW STUFF LIKE NAKED AND FAMOUS AND CHASE & STATUS

WHERE DO YOU CALL HOME: THE SUNSHINE COAST OF BC

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY: WAKE UP TO A BRISK SUNNY MORNING AFTER A RAIN AND HEAD OUT WITH MY FRIENDS TO RIDE OUR FAVORITE LOCAL TRAILS THAT WOULD BE FRESHLY LOAMED, SHRED ALL DAY AND FINISH BY RIDING TO THE BEACH TO HANG OUT AND WIND DOWN WITH SOME BEERS!

 

 

GRAHAM

AGASSIZ

SPONSORS: KONA BIKES, MONSTOR ENERGY, SMITH OPTICS, FOX HEAD, EASTON, SRAM, ROCKSHOX, MAXXIS, THE SENSUS, BICYCLE ROCKERS, TACO DEL MAR

MUSIC: LED ZEPPELIN, BLACK SABATH, BRMC, JIMI HENDRIX, THE DOORS, MOTLEY CRUE, METALLICA, CALI P, DEAR TIC, JACK WHITE

WHERE DO YOU CALL HOME: KAMLOOPS, BC

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY: LOREM ISPUM DOLAR. LOREM ISPUM DOLAR. LOREM ISPUM DOLAR. LOREM ISPUM DOLAR. LOREM ISPUM DOLAR. LOREM ISPUM DOLAR. LOREM ISPUM DOLAR. LOREM ISPUM DOLAR. LOREM ISPUM DOLAR.

 

 

THOMAS

VANDERHAM

SPONSORS: ROCKY MOUNTAIN BICYCLES, SHIMANO, DAKINE, OAKLEY, FOX SUSPENSION, MAXXIS, PRO, OGK KABUTO, ACROS

MUSIC: ALMOST EVERYTHING.

WHERE DO YOU CALL HOME: NORTH VANCOUVER

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY: BIKE RIDE, GOLF, BBQ, BEERS

 

WADE

SIMMONS

SPONSORS: ROCKY MOUNTAIN BICYCLES, RACEFACE, OAKLEY, BELL, SHIMANO, MARZOCCHI, LEZYNE

MUSIC: PRETTY MUCH LIKE IT ALL EXCEPT CLASSICAL, COUNTRY AND THAT NEW-AGE RAP/ROCK BALLAD CRAP.

WHERE DO YOU CALL HOME: LYNN VALLEY, NORTH VANCOUVER, BC CANADA

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY: LITTLE NIGHT PRECIPITATION, GOOD SLEEP, STRONG COFFEE, GREASY BACON AND EGGS, TECHNICAL WINDING SINGLETRACK CLIMB, LOAMY SWOOPING TRAIL DESCENT WITH PLENTY NATURAL FEATURES THAT ALL LOOPS BACK TO START, WICKED DINNER WITH WIFE AND STRONG RED WINE = GOOD DAY!

 

RYAN ‘RDOG’

HOWARD

SPONSORS: TREK, SRAM, BELL, CHROMAG, BONTRAGER, SMITH, DAKINE

BRENDAN

HOWEY

SPONSORS: COMMENCAL, MAXXIS.

 HOWEY’S EFFORTLESS STYLE SETS HIM APART AND HE CAN BE FOUND FLOWING WHISTLER’S GNARLIEST LINES WITH EASE. 

BRETT

TIPPIE

SPONSORS: YT BIKES

DYLAN

FORBES

BIO: ORIGINALLY FROM ST.JOHN’S NEWFOUNDLAND. FORBES HAS BEEN CALLING WHISTLER HOME FOR ALMOST A DECADE. WITH A CRANKWORX DIRT DIARIES WIN, FIVE DIRT DIARIES PODIUMS, AND COUNTLESS VIDEO PARTS, FORBES IS A PLEASURE TO WATCH RIDE A BIKE. NOT TO MENTION, HE CAN HIT A TURN LIKE A BAT OUTTA HELL.

SHRED TIL YA DEAD.

ERIK

LAWRENUK

BIO: ERIC HAS AN IMMENSE PASSION FOR RIDING BIKES AND SPENDING TIME IN THE OUTDOORS, AND HE WEARS THAT EMOTION PROUD WITH A PERMANENT EAR-TO-EAR GRIN. GROWING UP ON VANCOUVER’S NORTH SHORE, ERIC’S WITNESSED THE PROGRESSION OF FREERIDE FROM A YOUNG AGE AND IT’S INFLUENCED HIS ENTIRE LIFE. WHETHER IT’S RIDING HAND-BUILT STUNTS IN THE WOODS, SESSIONING STEEP DIRT-JUMPS, OR DESCENDING THE TECHNICALLY DEMANDING TRAILS OF THE NORTH SHORE, ERIC IS RIGHT AT HOME ON TWO WHEELS.

JAVIER  MUÑOZ

SANTOS

JAVIER STARTED SKIING & RIDING BIKES IN HIS HOMETOWN OF CERCEDILLA, MADRID, SPAIN AT THE AGE OF 3. GROWING UP WITH PARENTS IN THE SKI & MOUNTAIN BIKE COMMUNITY, IT WAS NATURAL FOR JAVIER TO FOLLOW IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS. IN 1998 JAVIER BECAME A PROFESSIONAL SKIER & MOUNTAIN BIKER, A PASSION THAT LEAD HIM TO THE MECCA OF OUTDOORS SPORTS, WHISTLER BC CANADA.

BIKE BRAND AMBASSADOR: TREK, SHIMANO, PRO- COMPONENTS, FOX SUSPENSION, DTSWISS, FIVE TEN & SWEET PROTECTION

SKI BRAND AMBASSADOR: ROSSIGNOL, LANGE , SWEET PROTECTION, LOOK BINDINGS & SUREFOOT

 

JEREMY

COLE

BIO: JEREMY HAS A MASSIVE PASSION FOR THE OUTDOORS AND GREW UP SHREDDING BIKES IN ONTARIO. THE RIDING IN BC CAPTIVATED HIM AND WHISTLER HAS BEEN HOME FOR ALMOST A DECADE NOW. BE IT UP OR DOWN A TRAIL, DJ OR DH, ITS A PARTY ON WHEELS! – KEEP ER PINNED

STEVE

O

STEVE O IS AN SGC ORIGINAL AND HAS MANAGED TO KEEP THE WHEELS TURNING SINCE DAY ONE! OVER ALL THESE YEARS HE HAS BECOME A HUSBAND, FATHER, HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER ALL THE WHILE LOVING HIS TIME AT CAMP AND THE COUNTLESS LAPS OF LAUGHS, SCHRALPS AND AIRS WITH THE KIDS, ADULTS AND COACHES. SGC AND ALL INVOLVED ARE HIS FAMILY. HE CAN’T WAIT TO HELP YOU MEET WHATEVER GOAL YOU MAY HAVE IN YOUR RIDING. LET’S GET IT!!

BAS

VAN STEENBERGEN

HEY I’M BAS VAN STEENBERGEN, I WAS BORN IN THE US, GREW UP IN HOLLAND AND NOW LIVE IN COLDSTREAM BC CANADA. I HAVE BEEN RIDING PROFESSIONALLY OVER THE LAST 4 YEARS, DOING ANYTHING FROM RACING WORLD CUPS TO COMPETING IN REDBULL RAMPAGE. OTHER THAN RIDING MOUNTAIN BIKES, I LOVE DIRT BIKING, SNOWBOARDING AND A BIT OF BOULDERING IN THE OFF SEASON.

CASEY

BROWN

HI I’M CASEY, I CAME FROM NEW ZEALAND WHEN I WAS A GROM, MOUNTAIN BIKING AND SKIING BECAME MY LIFE AND I HAVEN’T TURNED BACK. I’VE DONE YEARS OF RACING WORLD CUP DH, EWS AND CRANKWORX ALONG WITH MANY ADVENTURES FILMING IN CRAZY PLACES.

DUNCAN

MAINLAND

GREW UP RIDING IN THE WEST KOOTENAYS. I HAVE BEEN COACHING AND RIDING AROUND WHISTLER AND ALL OVER THE WORLD FOR THE LAST 16 YEARS. I’M ALWAYS STOKED ON EXPLORING NEW TRAILS AND SPINNING LAPS IN MY BACKYARD.

MIKE

TULLY

ORIGINALLY FROM THE NORTH EAST UK, TULLY FOUND A PASSION FOR ALL THINGS MTB WHETHER IT’S DH, TRAIL,OR DJ …ANYTHING ON TWO WHEELS WILL DO!  

MOVING TO WHISTLER IN 2014 AND NOW CALLING PEMBERTON HIS HOME, HE FOUND HIS NICHE AS AN MTB COACH. WHETHER IT’S GETTING PEOPLE INTO THE SPORT OR RIPPING WITH SOME OF THE SHREDDERS, TULLY’S PASSION FOR TEACHING WILL TURN MOUNTAIN BIKING INTO A FUNDAMENTAL PART OF YOUR LIFE!

 

  

Mike 

Caron

SINCE ARRIVING IN WHITLER IN 2011, MIKE HAS ALWAYS
BEEN SEEN RIDING HIS MOUNTAIN BIKE, WHETHER IT’S COACHING, OR BUSTING NEW MOVES IN THE WHISTLER BIKE PARK. HE NATURALLY COMMUNICATES HIS PASSION AND EXPERTISE FOR BIKING TO SUPPORT THE GROWING  COMMUNITY OF MOUNTAIN BIKERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. MIKE HAS COACHED  IN NEW ZEALAND, WAS A
COUPE QUEBEC DH CHAMPION, AND A NATIONAL DH CHAMPIONSHIP BRONZE MEDALIST.

 

The Aava Whistler
Mel

MEL

SMITH

IF YOU’VE BEEN TO CAMP IN THE PAST 3 YEARS, YOU KNOW MEL SMITH. SHE’S ORGANIZED YOUR WAVERS, BOOKED YOUR RENTALS, AND MADE SURE YOU’RE IN BED ON TIME TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF THE NEXT DAY. MEL BROUGHT PARTY SHIRT WEDNESDAY TO CAMP AND WANTS YOU TO KNOW THAT EVEN IF YOU CAN’T BE FAST, YOU CAN AT LEAST BE FLORAL.

RIP

JORDIE

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