As a kid I rode BMX bikes out in the middle of nowhere in Western New York.  I scrounged plywood and whatever else I could get my hands on to build jumps in my yard.  In college I started riding mountain bikes and shortly thereafter began to delve into the world of trail building.  Combining art, science, to a desire to push my limits on the bike became almost as fun as riding the bike itself.  Whether working on a beginner-friendly loop or an experts-only rock garden, the opportunity to create something new and the excitement it generates for other people has been a huge motivation for me the past few years.  To me the only thing better than pushing my limits as a rider is doing so on a trail that pushed my limits as a builder and sharing the experience with others.

Hometown: Birdsall, NY

Current Location: Berkeley, CA

Day Job: Mountain Bike Monkey at Mike’s Bikes

Main Squeeze


Custom, slacked-out 2015 Specialized Stumpjumper Expert Evo 29.  Carbon frame, XO-1 drivetrain, Rockshox Pike/Monarch Plus, RaceFace SixC carbon bars, Command Post, Stan’s Flow EX hoops laced to Chris King hubs.

Other Rides
1. 2012 Specialized Roubaix
2. 1970s Ross Centaur commuter bike

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