Matt Atyeo

After escap­ing the hus­tle and bus­tle of the big city, I’ve spent as much time as I can on 2 wheels rip­ping the leg­endary trails of the Cana­di­an Rock­ies. Nat­u­ral­ly I want to share this stoke with…

Matt Atyeo

After escap­ing the hus­tle and bus­tle of the big city, I’ve spent as much time as I can on 2 wheels rip­ping the leg­endary trails of the Cana­di­an Rock­ies. Nat­u­ral­ly I want to share this stoke with any­one that I pos­si­bly can. When not bik­ing, I’m out there snap­ping pho­tos, trail run­ning up local peaks or enjoy­ing a damn fine IPA.

Dylan Bailey

Dylan’s love for moun­tain bik­ing start­ed back in 1997 in his home­town of Thun­der Bay, Ontario and it’s nev­er fad­ed. He’s done the XC Cana­da Cup cir­cuit, many mul­ti-day stage races, 24 hour races, single-day…

Dylan Bailey

Dylan’s love for moun­tain bik­ing start­ed back in 1997 in his home­town of Thun­der Bay, Ontario and it’s nev­er fad­ed. He’s done the XC Cana­da Cup cir­cuit, many mul­ti-day stage races, 24 hour races, sin­gle-day marathon races, enduro, fat bike races and even some cyclocross and DH.
After a 13 year career in avi­a­tion and teach­ing, Dylan and his part­ner, Jena moved out to BC in 2017 and have made Fer­nie their home. He’s all about earn­ing the descent. You’re not going to find him on a chair­lift or shut­tling very often. Long days in the sad­dle and big, steep and tech­ni­cal climbs to shred the downs make this guy happy.

Jena Greaser

I was born and raised in the east coast of the USA, but I am now a Per­ma­nent Res­i­dent of Cana­da. My part­ner Dylan Bai­ley, also a Sacred Rides Guide, and I live in Fernie…

Jena Greaser

I was born and raised in the east coast of the USA, but I am now a Per­ma­nent Res­i­dent of Cana­da. My part­ner Dylan Bai­ley, also a Sacred Rides Guide, and I live in Fer­nie BC. The com­mu­ni­ty, moun­tain bik­ing, and views are just so awe­some here! I am a tech­ni­cal­ly dom­i­nant rid­er, espe­cial­ly when it comes to uphill ped­al­ing. What gets me stoked on moun­tain bik­ing is the authen­tic chal­lenge of raw, nat­ur­al ter­rain and fea­tures. I crave and seek out the adren­a­line rush that comes from the explo­ration of new trails. Of course the rooti­er and rock­i­er they are, the bet­ter! I have ranked as a pro­fes­sion­al bike race ath­lete in the top 10 Nation­al­ly (USA) with both cyclocross and cross coun­try moun­tain bik­ing, am the reign­ing US Fat Bik­ing Nation­al Cham­pi­on, became a British Columbian cross-coun­try marathon moun­tain bike Provin­cials Cham­pi­on, have tak­en the over­all title in sev­er­al promi­nent inter­na­tion­al moun­tain bike stage races, and in my first year of rac­ing élite enduro qual­i­fied to par­take in the Enduro World Series cir­cuit. In addi­tion to still hold­ing out for some rac­ing to hope­ful­ly com­mence in Cana­da lat­er this sea­son, I am fill­ing anoth­er aspect of my love with­in the sport as cer­ti­fied Pro­fes­sion­al Moun­tain Bike Instruc­tor, coach­ing local­ly for Ridetheory.

Cameron Lloyd

Cameron hails from Ketchum, Ida­ho where he loves to ride his bike as much as pos­si­ble on the trail or grav­el. With over 400 miles of trails in the area he has no short­age of…

Cameron Lloyd

Guide

Cameron hails from Ketchum, Ida­ho where he loves to ride his bike as much as pos­si­ble on the trail or grav­el. With over 400 miles of trails in the area he has no short­age of options! He helped spear­head the effort to get the Ida­ho NICA league start­ed along with being his local high school teams coach for the first three years. He also serves on the local Wood Riv­er Trail Coali­tion board and won’t leave home with­out his hand saw! If he isn’t rid­ing his bike or cut­ting out down­fall you can find him sip­ping an IPA at Lefty’s or in search of the per­fect croissant!

Erik Barton

Erik is a sports care mechan­ic that spe­cial­izes in Lotus. He guid­ed for years in Moab before elas­tomer sus­pen­sion was a thing of the past. Cur­rent­ly Erik is pri­mar­i­ly guid­ing rides in Wash­ing­ton and Utah.…

Erik Barton

Guide

Erik is a sports care mechan­ic that spe­cial­izes in Lotus. He guid­ed for years in Moab before elas­tomer sus­pen­sion was a thing of the past. Cur­rent­ly Erik is pri­mar­i­ly guid­ing rides in Wash­ing­ton and Utah.

Off the bike, you can find Erik indulging in the seed­i­er ele­ments of the Seat­tle live music scene. Erik likes his beers dark and his bikes light. He’s very, very good in a go-cart…

Nolan Jensen

Born in Mass­a­chu­setts and raised in U.P. of Michi­gan, moved to WA in 2012 to teach high school. Likes teach­ing; likes bikes more. Leaves teach­ing in 2015 to wrench on bikes and guide bike tours.…

Nolan Jensen

Guide

Born in Mass­a­chu­setts and raised in U.P. of Michi­gan, moved to WA in 2012 to teach high school. Likes teach­ing; likes bikes more. Leaves teach­ing in 2015 to wrench on bikes and guide bike tours. Loves life a lot more now. Lives in Sno­qualmie with awe­some wife who builds trails for WTA and dog (Tobie) and cat (Bruce) who sleep a lot. Rides most types of bikes, loves rid­ing them real­ly far, runs and back­packs also, skis in win­ter when bik­ing becomes miserable.

Britta Berube

Brit­ta resides part-time in Sedona, AZ and the rest of the year she’s trav­el­ing around look­ing for the best sin­gle­track and tasty espres­so. She start­ed rid­ing in the Bad­lands of North Dako­ta and it very…

Britta Berube

Guide and Customer Support

Brit­ta resides part-time in Sedona, AZ and the rest of the year she’s trav­el­ing around look­ing for the best sin­gle­track and tasty espres­so. She start­ed rid­ing in the Bad­lands of North Dako­ta and it very quick­ly changed her life. She swift­ly devel­oped a pas­sion for the sport and decid­ed to make a career out of it, she is now work­ing as a moun­tain bike guide and instruc­tor. Bik­ing has brought her to some incred­i­ble places, cul­ti­vat­ed life­long friend­ships, and chal­lenges her in end­less ways. As a PMBIA Lev­el 1 instruc­tor she is also ded­i­cat­ed to encour­ag­ing oth­ers to build con­fi­dence, chal­lenge their com­fort lev­el, and devel­op strong foun­da­tion­al skills on the bike. Let’s ride!

Reed Betz

Reed Betz has lived in Crest­ed Butte, Col­orado for over 12 years.  Reed fol­lowed his pas­sion for shar­ing the fat tire expe­ri­ence with his guests and clients work­ing as a Moun­tain Bike Guide for RIM…

Reed Betz

Reed Betz has lived in Crest­ed Butte, Col­orado for over 12 years.  Reed fol­lowed his pas­sion for shar­ing the fat tire expe­ri­ence with his guests and clients work­ing as a Moun­tain Bike Guide for RIM Tours in Moab, UT.  Dur­ing his first years work­ing as a Moun­tain Bike Guide, he reached out look­ing for a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion avenue to bet­ter his toolk­it to man­age groups and bet­ter his guests total qual­i­ty expe­ri­ence through offer­ing them tech­nique and skills to bet­ter their rid­ing and chal­lenge their growth as rid­ers.  Since Reed has con­tin­ued a career in the guid­ing indus­try large­ly focused on moun­tain bik­ing infus­ing skills devel­op­ment and instruc­tion into his guid­ing practice.

Kurt McCanles

Kurt’s first guid­ing expe­ri­ence was shep­herd­ing 7 teenagers across the U.S. in the sum­mer of 2007. “It was a huge learn­ing expe­ri­ence for me – and it helped me land a guid­ing job when I…

Kurt McCanles

Guide

Kurt’s first guid­ing expe­ri­ence was shep­herd­ing 7 teenagers across the U.S. in the sum­mer of 2007. “It was a huge learn­ing expe­ri­ence for me – and it helped me land a guid­ing job when I went back to uni­ver­si­ty after­wards.” He spent the next 3 years lead­ing back­pack­ing, day-hik­ing, ski­ing, snow­shoe­ing, sea kayak­ing, and raft­ing trips while dou­ble-major­ing in Envi­ron­men­tal Stud­ies and Geography.

After grad­u­a­tion, he explored a bit before land­ing in Seat­tle, where he even­tu­al­ly found him­self work­ing shoul­der-deep in the cor­po­rate world at Expe­dia as a Senior Geo­g­ra­ph­er. But it wasn’t quite right, he says. “I’m a nerd for maps, so I can’t say I didn’t have fun. But the guid­ing life tugged at my heart so hard that I didn’t have a choice but to join Sacred Rides, work­ing along­side my best friend James and wife Renee. Help­ing facil­i­tate an unfor­get­table expe­ri­ence with the peo­ple I love in some of the most beau­ti­ful places far out­weighs the world I recent­ly left behind!”

Nejc Kotnik

I was born in a small vil­lage sur­round­ed by end­less hills and moun­tains, so my choice regard­ing sports was very sim­ple – any­thing with adren­a­line and grav­i­ty. After rock climb­ing, snow­board­ing and dirt bik­ing, I…

Nejc Kotnik

Guide

I was born in a small vil­lage sur­round­ed by end­less hills and moun­tains, so my choice regard­ing sports was very sim­ple – any­thing with adren­a­line and grav­i­ty. After rock climb­ing, snow­board­ing and dirt bik­ing, I quick­ly real­ized that I like things that have two wheels. I got my first real moun­tain bike and since then I enjoy every sin­gle ride I do. In 2013, I com­plete my Sloven­ian moun­tain bike teacher/guide license and since then my whole life is based around moun­tain bik­ing and I love it.

Marie-Ève Marcotte

After being intro­duced to moun­tain bik­ing in my mid-twen­ties, I was hooked. I start­ed rid­ing “with the boys” on Mont-Saint-Anne’s burly trails and with­in a year, I was sport­ing gog­gles, a full face hel­met and…

Marie-Ève Marcotte

Guide

After being intro­duced to moun­tain bik­ing in my mid-twen­ties, I was hooked. I start­ed rid­ing “with the boys” on Mont-Saint-Anne’s burly trails and with­in a year, I was sport­ing gog­gles, a full face hel­met and race plates. I rose to the nation­al rac­ing stage, before div­ing into enduro rac­ing. All the pas­sion, inten­si­ty and dis­ci­pline I brought to rac­ing even­tu­al­ly applied to all oth­er areas of her life, from moth­er­hood to my pro­fes­sion­al career and in start­ing my own side busi­ness. As a Juliana ambas­sador and instruc­tor, I can be found on the moun­tain coach­ing rid­ers of all ages and skill levels.

Mirko Moreno

I was born in Patag­o­nia in the Welsh set­tle­ment town of Trev­elin, sur­round­ed by the Andes moun­tains and rivers. Ever since I was a child, my par­ents gave me a sense of adven­ture by taking…

Mirko Moreno

Guide

I was born in Patag­o­nia in the Welsh set­tle­ment town of Trev­elin, sur­round­ed by the Andes moun­tains and rivers. Ever since I was a child, my par­ents gave me a sense of adven­ture by tak­ing me on dif­fer­ent expe­di­tions, from climb­ing moun­tains to mul­ti-day kayak­ing trips. As I grew up, I start­ed search­ing for my own adven­tures — rid­ing my bike through the woods and explor­ing the trails around our vil­lage. By the time I was a teenag­er, adven­ture was a big part of my life. Even­tu­al­ly, some friends intro­duced me to the world of white­wa­ter pad­dling and that led me into a whole new way of liv­ing. From that point in my life, I start­ed trav­el­ling with my white­wa­ter kayak, search­ing for new rivers and beau­ti­ful places and get­ting to know tons of awe­some peo­ple. Being able to work doing the things I love is the best part of it all. Now, I work as a full-time out­door adven­ture guide, trip lead­ing and doing logis­tics for mul­ti-day adven­tures includ­ing trekking, white­wa­ter kayak­ing, moun­taineer­ing, sea-kayak­ing and moun­tain bik­ing. Life is good!

Sil Bosch

Where would the world be with­out out­door sports? I enjoy pret­ty much any out­door activ­i­ty, how­ev­er ski­ing and moun­tain bik­ing make my heart beat faster. In my youth I start­ed with bik­ing and I never…

Sil Bosch

Ride Director & Guide

Where would the world be with­out out­door sports? I enjoy pret­ty much any out­door activ­i­ty, how­ev­er ski­ing and moun­tain bik­ing make my heart beat faster. In my youth I start­ed with bik­ing and I nev­er stopped. First road bik­ing and for the last ten years I’ve been hooked on moun­tain bik­ing. I love the sense of free­dom and flow that comes with explor­ing sin­gel­track. Besides my pro­fes­sion­al job as a Project Man­ag­er, which is main­ly office work, moun­tain bike guid­ing is per­fect to get me out­side and feed my soul with the adven­ture it needs. I start­ed guid­ing for Sacred Rides years ago in Fer­nie, Cana­da. Now, being back in Europe, I am guid­ing the Alpen Thrills trip in Switzer­land and Italy. I hope to get the chance to take you out for a ride on one of the amaz­ing trails in this region — rich in cul­ture and history. 

Magne Kvam

For the last 20 years, Magne has been explor­ing the back coun­try of Ice­land to find the best moun­tain bike trails and ter­rain. As a trail builder, moun­tain bike guide and proud Ice­lander, he knows…

Magne Kvam

Guide

For the last 20 years, Magne has been explor­ing the back coun­try of Ice­land to find the best moun­tain bike trails and ter­rain. As a trail builder, moun­tain bike guide and proud Ice­lander, he knows the most incred­i­ble off-the-beat­en path trails and beau­ti­ful land­scapes, many of which are high­light­ed in our Fire and Ice ride. 

Pablo Irigoyen

White water kayak­er, back­coun­try ski­er and of course moun­tain bik­er, Pablo has trav­elled to the four cor­ners of the Earth; Nepal, Cana­da, Mex­i­co, Argenti­na, Colom­bia and Africa as a guide and adven­ture seek­er. Always escaping…

Pablo Irigoyen

Ride Director & Guide

White water kayak­er, back­coun­try ski­er and of course moun­tain bik­er, Pablo has trav­elled to the four cor­ners of the Earth; Nepal, Cana­da, Mex­i­co, Argenti­na, Colom­bia and Africa as a guide and adven­ture seek­er. Always escap­ing with a quiver of toys, but even­tu­al­ly return­ing to the beloved Pyre­nees moun­tains in Spain. Dur­ing his 12-year for­est fire­fight­ing career, Pablo worked with heli­copters and met his busi­ness part­ner Luís. Their friend­ship grew and gave rise to a dream; heli-access bik­ing in their back­yard. Good luck try­ing to wipe the smile off his face.

Xavier Ccoa

My father taught me how to ride a bike when I was 5 years old, in Cus­co, Peru. I used to spend hours rid­ing around my neigh­bour­hood. When I was 22, my old­er broth­er took…

Xavier Ccoa

Guide

My father taught me how to ride a bike when I was 5 years old, in Cus­co, Peru. I used to spend hours rid­ing around my neigh­bour­hood. When I was 22, my old­er broth­er took me to ride the moun­tain bike trails out­side of Cus­co and I fell in love with the moun­tains, nature and my bike. I start­ed to com­pete in local races and had good results. Now, I work as an offi­cial tour guide spe­cial­ized in moun­tain bikes tours, a job that has giv­en me the chance to do many spec­tac­u­lar rides all over the world. It’s a dream job that allows me to share the best trails in Peru and our rich cul­ture with others. 

Damian Mulligan

Based in Chi­ang Mai, Dami­an is a com­mit­ted and pas­sion­ate moun­tain bike ambas­sador. Hail­ing from Aus­tralia, he fell in love with North­ern Thai­land and relo­cat­ed two decades ago. After 17 years as a pro­fes­sion­al guide…

Damian Mulligan

Guide

Based in Chi­ang Mai, Dami­an is a com­mit­ted and pas­sion­ate moun­tain bike ambas­sador. Hail­ing from Aus­tralia, he fell in love with North­ern Thai­land and relo­cat­ed two decades ago. After 17 years as a pro­fes­sion­al guide and busi­ness own­er, Dami­an is a well respect­ed leader in the moun­tain bike indus­try in Thai­land. Flu­ent in Thai and an enthu­si­as­tic (and hilar­i­ous) sto­ry-teller, Dami­an is the per­fect guide to show you all the goods Thai­land has to offer. He tru­ly espous­es our belief that life is bet­ter on a moun­tain bike.

John Wendl

Born and raised on the east coast of the Unit­ed States, I learned to ride bikes at a very young age. I’ve been on 2 wheels pret­ty much my whole life. Start­ing with BMX racing…

John Wendl

Guide

Born and raised on the east coast of the Unit­ed States, I learned to ride bikes at a very young age. I’ve been on 2 wheels pret­ty much my whole life. Start­ing with BMX rac­ing and freestyle com­pe­ti­tion which even­tu­al­ly led to moun­tain bikes in the late 80’s. I’ve com­pet­ed in XC, Enduro and Down­hill rac­ing but am tru­ly hap­pi­est when just rip­ping great trails all over the world with good peo­ple who share my pas­sion for moun­tain bikes and the outdoors.

Benjamin Laffan

I’m a Kiwi who loves to trav­el the world, always with my moun­tain bike. I have been a adven­ture guide for the last 15 years in New Zealand and Cana­da and I’m look­ing for­ward introducing…

Benjamin Laffan

Guide

I’m a Kiwi who loves to trav­el the world, always with my moun­tain bike. I have been a adven­ture guide for the last 15 years in New Zealand and Cana­da and I’m look­ing for­ward intro­duc­ing the incred­i­ble trails, scenery and hos­pi­tal­i­ty of New Zealand. 

Sander Kan

For the last 20 years, I have been pro­fes­sion­al­ly engaged in out­door sports — I love moun­tain bik­ing and ski­ing most. I have cre­at­ed my life around these two! Bik­ing in sum­mer time and skiing…

Sander Kan

Guide

For the last 20 years, I have been pro­fes­sion­al­ly engaged in out­door sports — I love moun­tain bik­ing and ski­ing most. I have cre­at­ed my life around these two! Bik­ing in sum­mer time and ski­ing in win­ter. I grew up in the Nether­lands, where I start­ed rid­ing a bike at a young age. My pas­sion for moun­tain bik­ing start­ed dur­ing the sum­mer of 2003 when I was asked to run an ani­ma­tion project in Veyson­naz, Switzer­land. Moun­tain bik­ing was a very pop­u­lar part of our pro­gram. Since the sum­mer of 2006, I have been guid­ing moun­tain bike tours all over the Alps. I hope we’ll ride togeth­er soon and I can intro­duce you to the incred­i­ble Alps!

Kempton Baker

Kemp­ton grew up rid­ing and rac­ing any­thing with a motor and two wheels in rur­al Wash­ing­ton. When motocross became too expen­sive for a 19-year-old, he switched to bicy­cles. An avid cyclocross, moun­tain bike rac­er and…

Kempton Baker

Guide

Kemp­ton grew up rid­ing and rac­ing any­thing with a motor and two wheels in rur­al Wash­ing­ton. When motocross became too expen­sive for a 19-year-old, he switched to bicy­cles. An avid cyclocross, moun­tain bike rac­er and road bike enthu­si­ast, Kemp­ton has both tak­en — and guid­ed — cycling vaca­tions all over the world, in the U.S., Cana­da, Spain, Moroc­co, France, Mex­i­co, Italy and Thai­land. He says he can’t wait for the list to be “…twice as long!” A stu­dent of bike rac­ing his­to­ry and sta­tis­tics, Kemp­ton can answer any ques­tion you can throw his way.

Aubrey Demchuk

I am a geeky neu­ro sci­en­tist by day and a pas­sion­ate moun­tain bike advocate…also by day. I’m a rac­er, coach, guide, VP of the local club, trail builder, founder of a female-only week­ly ride, event…

Aubrey Demchuk

Guide

I am a geeky neu­ro sci­en­tist by day and a pas­sion­ate moun­tain bike advocate…also by day. I’m a rac­er, coach, guide, VP of the local club, trail builder, founder of a female-only week­ly ride, event orga­niz­er, and more! Bikes are fun — Can’t wait to ride with you in British Columbia!

Eduardo Salazar

A native to Cos­ta Rica, Eduar­do has been guid­ing guests through Cos­ta Rica for 17 years. He is an active adven­tur­er and pas­sion­ate out­doors­man. Though he’ll effort­less­ly take you down pris­tine white­wa­ter or guide you…

Eduardo Salazar