Shawn has been mountain biking long enough to remember when suspension forks were the hot new upgrade and v-brakes were an amazing improvement in braking power. Whether it’s working with kids on his NICA team or helping adults work on their skills, his greatest love is sharing the radness of mountain biking with everyone he can. While he loves the gnar of his home trails in the hidden Pisgah of Northwest NC, Shawn enjoys riding anything he hasn’t ridden yet!
Lenoir, North Carolina
High School Science teacher
BICP Level 2, NICA Level 3
Favorite Type of Terrain
I fell in love with the amazing variety of terrain and features in BC on a long road trip last year and can’t wait to go back and push my limits.
Favorite Trail Snack
My wife’s chocolate chip cookies
Momentum is your friend
Favorite Riding Partner
My wife, Golden, who has been dropping me on climbs for decades. My son, Owen, who pushes me way outside my comfort zone at bike parks and dirt jumps. My dog, Mac, who just loves a good trail.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
I would live in my van so I could explore riding everywhere in North and South America.