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ABOUT

A partnership between BettyGoHard and Cycleye, Kootenay Mountain Biking will take your biking to the next level.  Whether you're getting on your bike for the first time in years or entering your first race, we have programs for everyone.

Working with Mountain Shuttles, our programs combine a controlled, safe environment to get your skills dialled in, and a shuttle service that will get you to the top of the trail with all your energy to focus on the downhill with your coach.  

From Day Clinics and Weekend Camps to Weekly Ride Series, you will find a program that fits your goals for this riding season.  We offer programs for those 4 years old to 80 years old!  As well as recreational riding to World Cup racing.  

All our coaches are fully certified mountain bike coaches and first aid attendants.  We are an insured business that is committed to providing the highest level of safety and coaching to our participants. 

TEAM
 

Photo Credit:  Mag Mackay

Natasha Lockey

Natasha Lockey along with her husband Ian founded KMBC out of their passion to share Mountain Biking with Kids and Adults alike.  Happiest out on her bike or snowboard inspiring others to enjoy the sports as she does.  Natasha started with her Women's Action Sports Community BettyGoHard back in 2002. This has expanded into KMBC, Mountain Shuttle Transport and Kootenay Snowshoeing.  

 

Originally from New Zealand, she loves being in action and inspiring others to get active and enjoy their backyards.  

 

Join her to build your skills and confidence, get a fresh perspective and regain that childlike love of playing for the fun of playing!  

 

She is a certified mountain bike coach with 9 years of experience teaching in the Kootenays and further afield, ski guide, snowshoe guide, snowboard instructor and coach and loves being outside!  She has been running mountain biking programs along with several other activities in the Kootenays for the past 8 years.

Ryan Kuhn

Ryan Kuhn is the founder of Cycleye coaching, a new enterprise developed to fill a need in the Kootenay community for high end coaching.

 

Ryan's focus is on teens looking to take their biking to the next level as well as the intermediate to advanced adult rider - male or female.  With a lifelong experience in racing, his experience is invaluable.

 

Formerly a professional snowboarder, he has also raced motocross, street bikes and for the past 13 years, mountain bikes.  He has been involved in all aspects of racing, including organization and promotion with events such as the infamous Golden Psychosis (RIP).

 

For the past few years, he has been the Co-Manager and Coach for the PerformX Downhill Team. Additionally, he is the director of the Dreadhead Super D in Rossland, BC, and is working to develop a new Super D series in the Kootenays of British Columbia for 2013.

Photo Credit:  Mag Mackay

Ian Lockey

Ian Lockey is a member of the Canadian Paralympic BoarderX team and has been racing snowboards for the past 8 years.  Ian was left with a 50% paralysis from the waist down after a snowboard accident in 1998.  Not letting that slow him down, he has achieved many great things since then: a 2011 Winter X Games competitor, 2007, 2009, 2010 Overall USASA National Snowboard Champion.  He is a qualified mountain bike coach, snowboard instructor and coach. His disability doesn't slow him down.  

Travis Hauck

Travis moved to Nelson in 1999 for a winter of snowboarding and discovered the gnarly rocks and roots of local trails.

A long time participant and volunteer of the Fat Tire Festival and Nelson Cycling Club, Travis is excited to share his passion for cycling in this community.

 

Travis is excited to take on the new Nelson Chapter of KMB. A few years ago he started coaching a few youth programs and now it's grown into a whole new beast. We just keep adding new stuff! Thanks Travis 

Ben recently moved to the Kootenays to take advantage of the world class riding and relaxed lifestyle. He is happiest when he is outside riding bikes or shredding skis with friends. He is passionate about mountain biking and keen to share his passion for riding bikes with everyone he meets.

 

An Outdoor education teacher with multiple years of experience teaching youth mountain bike camps, Ben loves to teach the next generation of shredders. 

He's travelled BC racing DH and Enduro at an elite level and is a certified Mountain bike coach, Level 1 ski instructor, and a canoe instructor.

 

Ben is full of stoke and will inspire you to ride with style and flow!

Ben Porteous
Tucker Braund

At the age of 12, Tucker was introduced to gravity driven Downhill Mountain biking! A week later he entered the world of competitive racing.

Riding bikes all day, meeting new friends, enjoying new places and trails has really become a huge part of how Tucker wants to ride, so Enduro racing has been a perfect fit!

Tuckers goals for the future are to ride as much as possible,
race, see new places and help other people enjoy all aspects of Nelson mountain biking.

Andraya Hughes

Always bubbling with energy and rocking a contagious smile. Andraya is a school teacher and a certified Level 1 Mountain Bike Coach.

She is passionate about Mountain Biking and loves getting others as stoked as she is, an awesome addition to our team.

Rachel came to work at KMB as an administrative assistant in June 2015.  Originally from New Zealand, Rachel's passion for the mountains brought her to Rossland, where she fell in love with both the town and 'a guy' on the ski hill.  As they say the rest is history..

Rachel has an extensive background in the ski industry she is a fully certified ski and snowboard coach and has worked with several Olympic athletes.  She has a general love for the outdoors.

Rachel Newton

Rachel came to work at KMB as an administrative assistant in June 2015.  Originally from New Zealand, Rachel's passion for the mountains brought her to Rossland, where she fell in love with both the town and 'a guy' on the ski hill.  As they say the rest is history..

Rachel has an extensive background in the ski industry she is a fully certified ski and snowboard coach and has worked with several Olympic athletes.  She has a general love for the outdoors.

Tera Schneider

Tera came to the Kootenays to live the lifestyle she loves. She's a Snowboard Instructor and Coach from the west coast.  

Her Kootenay mountain biking experience started as a BettyGoHard participant 8 years ago.  She's now a certified Mountain Bike Coach,  Snowshoe Guide and Search and Rescue Member.  

She is full of life and energy, inspiring to be around with a lot of experience.

Rory is an all around great guy.  Bike mechanic in the summer, Certified Mountain Bike Coach and ski & snowboard repair guru in the winter.  He slides on anything and has the most eclectic bike collection you will ever see! 

He is a great biker, great coach and great mechanic.  

His easygoing nature and true love of the sport will inspire you to ride day and night with style and skill.  

Rory Belter
Tracey Billett

       Tracey is a Rossland native. A true Kootenay girl, she does it all with a huge smile!

 

Inspiring and motivating to be around, she will make you want to ride your bike more.​

 

Tracey is a freeride and downhill mountain bike dedicate, former national level ski racer, CSCF Level III Alpine Ski Coach and Physical Education Teacher.       

Locations
 

Operating out of Rossland, Kootenay Mountain Bike Coaching runs camps and clinics as far reaching as Penticton.  Anywhere the trails lay, we go.  On top of the many events we are offering to riders this year, we are also available if you wish to book your own trip! Get some friends together and give us a shout, and we can give you a quote and get you out riding in no time.

 

Rossland - Trail - Castlegar - Nelson