Mark has been riding mountain bikes since 1992. His introduction to the world of bikes was made in the wild and rugged Jefferson National Forest outside Blacksburg VA where both the climbs and descents are rowdy and hard earned. As a result, he developed a passion for technical riding of all kinds, one that was further stoked by a decade-long career racing DH in the Mid-Atlantic.
After retiring from racing, he obtained an IMBA ICP Level 2 certification and moved to Snowshoe WV full time where he worked as a Bike Instructor, Bike Mechanic and Ski Patroller. 2017 brought a relocation to Truckee CA and trading the wet roots of WV for the granite boulders and big mountain riding of the Tahoe region.
You’ll find Mark riding and teaching in Northern California and beyond!