Ninja Instructors

Joanna Yates

Joanna enjoys just about any adventure on a bike be it fast technical terrain, hitting the local dirt jumps or slogging through an uphill suffer fest  You name it, she rides it, and likes it!  ...

Becky Jo Steele

Becky, the Coordinator of Shred here at Ninja, is the logistical genius arranging all of the behind-the-scenes details that go into a successful Ninja clinic  Keeping customers supported, coaches at the top of their game ...

Lindsey Yokley

For Lindsey, mountain biking found its way into her life in 2007 when she took her first job at Snowshoe Mountain in the rocky hills of West Virginia   While she originally showed up for the ...

Cindy Schafer

Cindy first discovered the magical world of mountain bikes in 2012 when her now husband took her for her first ride in the woods of Wisconsin  Little did her husband know, Cindy would soon be ...

Gail Shafer

“Gail” and “outdoor adventure” have always been synonymous From surfing to snowboarding, riding dirt bikes to mountain biking, Gail has always loved and valued her time in the great outdoors  At the end of the ...

Mark Wallace

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 ...

Matt Beall

Matt caught the bike bug early when his parents got him his first bike at the age of 6 He quickly took to tearing around the neighborhood, poppin’ wheelies, and jumping over whatever he could ...

Nick Guerra

Nick Guerra Nick started riding bikes when he was three years old and…he hasn’t stopped since Nick grew up building and jumping small ramps around his neighborhood and from there, transitioned over to BMX style ...

Hillary Marques

Hillary has been riding bikes since 1997 and has tackled just about every type of riding out there  Starting off as a bike messenger and continuing on to ride Cross Country, Road, Dirt Jumps, Downhill, ...

Jeremy Call

If you talk to Jeremy’s Mom, she’ll tell you he learned how to ride a bicycle before he could even walk Jeremy grew up racing BMX and later found the world of mountain biking; racing ...

Ben Lewis

A 20 year career in the Air Force has afforded Ben the unique opportunity to explore and ride all over the world, igniting his love for travel and bikes While Ben has always been passionate ...

Phil Yates

Phil developed his mountain biking skills in the heart of the West Virginia, where wet rocks and roots are a part of a complete and healthy diet There he worked at Snowshoe Bike Park as the ...

Susan Clifford

After a brief hiatus to race on the road and dabble in cyclo-cross, Susan found her way back to her roots and fell in love with dirt all over again Susan has been chasing down ...

Cory Rimmer

Cory Rimmer grew up in the area near Knoxville, Tennessee and has been riding / racing bikes for twelve years  His passion for riding started at an early age and over the years, has brought ...

Hannah Levine

After spending a year driving her camper van around the country and riding all of the best trails,  Hannah knew that mountain biking would be a lifelong sport and passion Originally from Michigan, Hannah followed ...

Todd Young

Todd’s love for riding bikes started at the ripe ol’ age of 6  After dabbling in BMX racing on his swanky Swchinn (anyone else remember growing up on one of those!), Todd found himself transitioning ...

Krista Gray

Krista has always enjoyed playing outside, whether she was horseback riding, hiking or riding around on her beach cruiser  In 2011 she discovered the joys of mountain biking – a sport that allowed her to ...

Shanna Powell

A lover of all bikes, Shanna can usually be found riding her singlespeed hardtail in Pisgah National forest, her dirt jumper or her downhill bike in the surrounding areaor off on some adventure meeting new ...

Simon Bosman

Simon has spent decades mountain bike racing and coaching After moving to Sedona, he helped pioneer Sedona red rock riding and became one of the first instructors in the nation to be certified by the ...

Lon Cullen

He has been riding just about anything with two wheels now for over 40 years–from BMX, to moto hare scrambles to mountain bikes However, in 2011, despite many years of experience, he suffered a major ...

Courtney Cowan

Courtney grew up immersed in the outdoors, spending her summers sailing, water skiing, swimming and winter skiing She didn’t get on a mountain bike until 2007 She spent a few years riding on the east ...

Kristina Vevia

About Kristina Vevia (IMBA Level I Certified) Kristina got started mountain biking in 2013 as a way to improve her health and fitness She has come a long way since her first ride (25 miles ...

Ivan Valentine

About Ivan Valentine (IMBA Level I Certified) Ivan began his cycling career at an early age by building a series of poorly constructed ramps He usually didn’t hurt himself In 2008 Ivan joined Texas 4000 ...

Randy Inglis

About Randy Inglis (IMBA Level I Certified Skills Instructor) Randy has been riding mountain bikes since 1991 He is an former expert downhill rider with experience in XC, Endurance and Enduro racing He is an ...

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