Meet our KMB Coaches
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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 back
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 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
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.
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
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
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.
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.