A BROWN PANTHER
Named one of the World's Most Adventurous Women and among the Most Influential Women in the Outdoors, Anita Naidu became the first professional mountain biker of Indian heritage over a decade ago and is one of the industry's top coaches. An international award winning humanitarian, consultant for global crisis , aspiring astronaut, engineer and anti racism educator, Anita divides her time playing in British Columbia's mountain range and working in remote corners of the world.
ALLIED CYCLE WORKS
Lea Davison is a 2x Olympian of the London and Rio games from Jericho, Vermont. She began mountain bike racing in 2001 with career highlights that include: Silver medal at the 2016 World Championships, Bronze medal at the 2014 World Championships, and 3rd overall in the 2015 World Cup series. Co-founder of Little Bellas, a mentoring on mountain bikes program for girls, her passion is getting the next generation of females riding mountain bikes.
3X WORLD CHAMPION
Anneke Beerten grew up in the Netherlands, racing from a young age and winning 2 World Championships in BMX. She became a professional rider in 2003 where she went on to add 3 more World Championships in 4 cross. In 2015, Anneke moved to California to continue her journey as a professional athlete in the US and she racked up more championships - 2015 Queen of Crankworx, 2015 European Champion Enduro Mountain Bike, 2015 3rd Overall Enduro World Series, and the 2019 Spirit Award from the Crankworx MTB World Tour. Anneke recently moved to Bentonville and is working to share her life’s journey through cycling!
FOUNDER - LADIES ALLRIDE
The Ladies AllRide founder has a mission: Change women's lives with two wheels and some dirt. Of all her wild life experiences (like being a Reality TV star on the CBS show: Survivor) it was mountain biking that taught Lindsey life is about CREATING yourself, not finding yourself. Now as a world-renowned leader in the women's mountain bike movement, Lindsey spreads her passion for mountain biking across the globe through innovative and inspirational skills camps. A champion for mental health advocacy, Lindsey knows firsthand how mountain biking can change lives and she is a true ambassador for the sport.
RADICAL ROOTS MTB
Angi Weston is the owner and head coach of Radical Roots MTB Instruction out of Bellingham, WA. She runs award-winning events like Transition Women's Weekend, a junior race team called Radical Racing, and the famous Radical Rippers Junior Development Program for young riders. With 20 years of coaching experience and a high level of certification, Angi is one of North America's top mountain bike skills coaches for both riders and coaches. Riding, mentoring, and coaching are her greatest passions and it shows in her patient and enthusiastic approach.
WOMEN OF OZ
Ashley Patterson has been riding or racing for over 12 years. She loves coaching a little bit of everything, but one of her favorite things to coach is probably the one thing right outside your comfort zone! Her mission is to give the tools to help achieve personal goals, and laugh along the way.
WOMEN OF OZ
Jess Hana moved to the area after spending a few years living on the road and now proudly calls Northwest Arkansas home. She loves working with women that have an eagerness to learn and want to take their riding to the next level. She focuses on both skill set and mindset to help women feel more confident on the bike so you have more fun on the trail.
TRAIL LOVERS MTB COACHING
Born and raised in West Virginia, Joanna learned how to mountain bike in Snowshoe, WV. In 2017 she moved to Sedona, Arizona to ride her mountain bike full time and pursue a career in the outdoors. Joanna is recognized nationally as one of the best coaches in the southwest and beyond. In 2021 Joanna started her own remote coaching business and continues to build programs to help clients progress on the bike no matter where they are in the world. Her riding style gravitates towards downhill/enduro and her coaching style is clear and to the point. Joanna will build your confidence on the bike through practice, patience and fun! She has been coaching mountain bike skills since 2015 and is a BICP Level 3 Advanced Skills Instructor and is also a BICP Instructor Trainer.
RADICAL ROOTS MTB
Nota grew up in the San Juan Islands of Washington state and her love for mountain biking was sparked when she moved to Bellingham, Washington to study Recreational Therapy at Western Washington University. She is now BICP Level 1 certified and working towards getting her Level 2 cert in June!
RADICAL ROOTS MTB
RADICAL ROOTS MTB
A level 1 BICP MTB instructor with Radical Roots, I have been riding MTB in the Pacific Northwest for 6 years. I currently work at Transition Bike Co and work with the Radical Rippers junior girls. I love Bunny hops and technical riding. Riding with friends always teaches me something new and I try and encourage confidence in riding for every one!
MOJO BIKE SHOP
Becci loves watching others grow to love biking as much as she does, so putting her toes in the water to help others improve their skills and have fun doing so has most definitely become her passion. Some of the ways she helps others learn to bike (&/or learn to bike better) include coaching NICA, coaching WOZ clinics and leading rides (or coaching fundamentals) at WOZ Flagship, mentoring with Little Bellas, and teaching biking to her elementary students with Striders (K-1st), BMX (2nd-5th), and Mnt Biking (5th) programs in PE and in after-school bike club.
WOMEN OF OZ
Kelsey Miller is a Bentonville native and has worked actively on getting women and girls on bikes in NWA for about 10 years. She enjoys teaching all levels of women, whether just starting out or looking to take the next big step into high levels of riding. She’s a strong believer in not taking yourself too seriously, on and off the bike.
BIKING WITH BRITTANY
Brittany is an advocate for community and the outdoors, spending the majority of her life pursuing outdoor adventures. She enjoys teaching clinics to help ladies elevate their love for biking. Brittany is big on confidence building and setting a firm foundation to build on. She caters to all training levels for individual’s maximum growth.
LADIES ALLRIDE / SCHOOL OF DIRT
Diana Allen is a mountain bike coach and mechanic. She is owner and operator of the School of Dirt, based out of Maryland. Diana is PMBIA certified, serves as a Little Bellas Program Lead and volunteers as a NICA coach supporter with the Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League.
RADICAL ROOTS MTB
Adventure seeker originally from the UK but Colorado has been her home for the last 24 years. Emma is a lover of anything on 2 wheels, she's also raced nearly everything on two wheels, and just loves to go fast!!! Emma is a BICP Level 2 instructor and a Juliana Ambassador who's been coaching for over 6 years and just LOVES to give back to people in the sport whether you're a beginner or seasoned rider.
RAINBOW SHRED MTB COACHING
BIKE SCHOOL BENTONVILLE
Founder of Girls Bike Bentonville and Arkansas League of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association( NICA) Kyla saw the need for building community through cycling. In 2022 she co-founded Bike School Bentonville with the mission to create progressive year-round bike skills programming and coach education centered on long-term wellness and development of riders and coaches into athletes and confident individuals.
WOMEN OF OZ
Jessica is a certified PMBIA, BICP, NICA, and USA Cycling Coach. She coaches for Women of OZ, Bike School Bentonville, Thaden School, and more. She also is an avid cross-country mtb and gravel racer.
NICA GRiT / UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
Anya Bruhin is a Northwest Arkansas native. She grew up riding on the dirt roads of her family farm before helmets were cool and brakes were any kind of reliable. She loves mountain biking first but gravel is a close second. Anya is a founding coach with the Arkansas NICA League and has served as a Coach Supporter/Trainer since 2017. She is a former board member for the Ozark Off Road Cyclists and has spent the last 4 years working to help schools in the region get quality bike programming, some of which she wrote herself. Most recently she developed a program to teach adults to learn to ride a bike for the first time. Anya is a BICP Level 2, LCI, and is known on her Thaden NICA team as "Master of Games."
LADIES ALLRIDE / LINDSAY NOHL COACHING
Lindsay's personal mission is to help others realize that they are strong and capable through movement, experiences, and reflection. She does this through work as a certified life coach (CLC) for Lindsay Nohl Coaching, as a strength coach for Wright Training, as a field instructor for NOLS, and as a PMBIA certified Level 1 mountain bike coach. Lindsay coaches mountain biking camps for LadiesAllRide, Dirt Series, and owns her own mountain bike coaching company in the Tetons called DirtTown Adventures.
LADIES ALLRIDE / GIRLS ALLRIDE
Liz (she/her), currently lives in Bend, OR. She holds her professional mountain bike certification as a level 1/kids 1 PMBIA instructor and is currently working on her level 2. She is very passionate about coaching and is currently a coach for Ladies AllRide, Grit Clinics, and a guide & coach for Cog Wild Tours. She recently has also taken on a new role as the program coordinator and head coach for the Girls AllRide Program. If that isn’t enough to keep her busy, when she isn’t biking, she also works as a nurse for St Charles Health System.
MTB SKILLS FACTORY
Maggie has been leading outdoor education trips and facilitating personal growth experiences since 2017. She is a Level One PMBIA Instructor, PMBIA Kids Module graduate, and Wilderness First Responder. She is an advocate for accessibility within the outdoors and loves to help riders become empowered by their riding.
LADIES ALLRIDE / ALL IN MTB
Marlie has been riding bikes and sharing her passion for living life on two wheels for over a decade. Whether coaching skills clinics, barreling down mountains, or exploring cross country trails, Marlie embodies the essence of ALL IN MTB to introduce and elevate rider experiences.
RADICAL ROOTS MTB
Shannon is the Program Director for Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition (WMBC) in Bellingham, WA. She is Level 2 BICP certified and coaches with Radical Roots MTB. When she’s not adventuring outside she’s hanging out with her family and friends and raising puppies to be service dogs.
WOMEN OF OZ
Tara is co-founder of TORCA (Tucson Off-Road Cyclists & Activists), Owner of Home Grown Mountain Biking Tours, and Professional MTB Coach. Tara is PMBIA Level 2 "AIR" certified, a Wilderness First Responder, and full-time Fitness Trainer. Her home mountain in Tucson, Mt Lemmon, is a rugged place where trails are chunky and fast.
COGNATIVE MTB AMBASSADOR
Whitney is an fun-loving mountain biker, often heard yelling "Woohoo" playing down the trails in Western North Carolina. She is a PMBIA Level 1 Instructor dedicated helping riders develop confidence in their riding skills for safe & fun days on the trail.
Alex Reiss calls Vermont home, tucked away in the northeast, with Killington bike park in her backyard. Alex has a background in traditional education, but loves combining her passion for teaching and coaching with riding mountain bikes! Her goal is to help support friends in pushing the limits of their comfort zones, and continue supporting women in developing confidence and making connections within the ride community.
Lea Gibbs has been mountain bike riding and racing for over twenty years. She is a PMBIA certified instructor, coaching privately and for Vida MTB series. Lea currently resides in Telluride, Colorado where she continues to help grow the sport, including coaching youth and women.
LADIES ALLRIDE / PST COACHING
Natalie has been coaching since 2016. She was head coach of a NICA team for 3 years and has coached for several national and regional groups such as Ladies AllRide and Dirt Series. Natalie is a PMBIA Level 1 and BICP Level 2 mountain bike coach. In addition to mountain biking, Natalie likes to ride a unicycle and enjoys taking care of her cats and chickens.
DOWN 2 BIKE PROJECT
Susie Douglas is the founder of Down 2 Bike Project, a mountain bike coaching and bike advocacy consulting company. "My goal is to instill enough confidence and adventurous spirit in riders so that wherever they go, they'll be able to do it on wheels."
Susie is a Level 2 certified mountain bike instructor through BICP (Bicycle Instructor Certification Program), experienced bikepacker, former Bell Joy Ride Ambassador, wildland firefighter, and antarctic explorer.
LADIES ALLRIDE / EVERYPEDAL MTB
Tina is the founder of EveryPedal MTB, a youth and femme-focused mountain bike program in Durango, Colorado. In her experience, there is no better tool than a bicycle for cultivating joy, courage and community. She is a PMBIA and BICP certified instructor who has been passionately sharing her stoke for mountain biking since 2014.