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My Story

Based in the greater San Francisco area (Petaluma, CA), I have been mountain biking and exploring Northern California since the 1990s. I bring together decades as a public school educator, cyclist, certified yoga instructor, and professional ski patroller/instructor to teach mountain bike riders of all levels. I love to bring people out into natural settings to improve both physical and mental health. As an explorer who has toured the outer reaches of Sonoma, Marin, Napa, and Lake Counties as well as much of the Sierras, Central Oregon, and the Swiss Alps on MTB and skis, I am well versed in matching riders with appropriate terrain. I regularly explore the best trails in the region. As an expert cross country and alpine skier, my ability to read terrain in all seasons keeps you safe, informed, and invigorated.

In June 2021, I retired from a 31 year elementary school teaching career. My kind and gentle nature supported students to take risks and grow. I use a similar approach with my cycling clients today. Also, I am a certified (200 hour) Hatha Yoga teacher and am CPR/First Aid Certified. 

I have been married to my partner, Carrie for 35 years. We have two grown daughters, a two year-old Jack Russel puppy named Jet and a horse named Wonder. I am a craftsman who loves to invent indoor-outdoor living spaces. Instead of exchanging gifts at holidays, the Wicks family shares outdoor adventures together that include MTB, skiing, hiking, and swimming.

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