Ryan Kikauka

First Name: Ryan
Last Name: Kikauka
Bio: I love to ride, I always have. Growing up in Ontario, I was that kid who rode my bike everywhere, every day of the year. From the day my training wheels were removed, I've been addicted to free wheelin. I rode bmx, flatland, trials, x-country, dh, dirt jumps, and freeride. Many of my days were spent riding and racing dirt bikes too. In 2007, I migrated to BC, calling Fernie my new home. How sweet it is to be nestled in a mountain valley, surrounded by the most incredible trails, endless backcountry, and fellow adrenaline junkies. By winter, I've taught and coached freestyle snowboarding for 15 years. 2011 I started guiding for Sacred Rides with my amazing girlfriend Johanna Weintrager. These days we're livin' the dream, guiding Utah in the spring and fall, BC in the summer, and skiing and snowboarding as much as we can handle all winter (except 2011/12 we traveled to SE Asia and focused purely on climbing!). I'm certified in occupational and wilderness first aid, as well as mtb instructing with Endless Biking. And oh yeah, I'm a certified machinist. I used to work in the engineering department of Western University. Now, I spend a lot of my spare time hobbying away in my shop. I love rebuilding suspension and anything else mechanical.
My 'Sacred Ride': My sacred ride; well, that would have to be Hyper Ventilation to Hyper Extension in Fernie. An awesome switchbacking climb (yes, I love going uphill too) with some of the best views in town, to a 1500ft fast, flowy, technically demanding downhill. I've got 2nd place on Strava, just kidding, who cares (but seriously, I do). Come ride it with me and try to catch me ;)
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