Instructors & Guides

This is the place to learn about our people

*Note, all our coaches have First Aid Certifications to assist in keeping you safe.*

Who?

Alex Cha

Alex Cha

Alexander is an energetic and skilled mountain bike instructor, coach, and racer. A certified Level 2 PMBI bike instructor, Alexander has honed his teaching and coaching skills over the past 4 years leading mountain bike camps and programs at Winsport. With 7 years of downhill races, in every corner of BC, Alex has encountered and raced some of Canada’s most challenging tracks. Don’t let his race resume fool you, Alexander has the ability to translate his technical skills between the tape to riders of all skills levels.   French Bi-lingual.

Available for:

Youth/Adult Mountain Bike Coaching

Availability:

Fairly open during the Summer Season.

Specializations:

Levelling up students’ confidence and technical skills to attack the terrain that thrills them.

Other Stuff:

Instagram @alexander.jcha , 2018 BC Cup Overall Winner, 2018 Stevie Smith Memorial Race Winner, Fun Fact: Alex has sampled some of Nepal’s best single-track (Indonesia and Thailand too!)

Who?

Andra Andrew

Andra Andrew

We got to know Andra over the 2019 season as she was a customer in some of our Multi Day Sessions and private sessions.  She got that love of mountain biking that infects so many of us and is now a PMBIA level 1 certified instructor, and is building experience by working with us during our courses.

Available for:

Instruction & Guiding

Availability:

Andra has some evening and weekend availability to do private sessions.

Please contact us via email for availability.

Specializations:

Building that excitement about Mountain Biking with people new to the sport.

Other Stuff:

Andra is working towards becoming a Paramedic. She is also very involved with the Bike Cochrane organization, currently serving as their Event Coordinator.

Who?

Arden Greanya

Arden Greanya

Arden has been an avid mountain biker for years and it is what initially brought him to Calgary in 2001. About 5 years ago he entered into the downhill race scene with his son. This lead to the creation of Drift Racing,  a program for youths age 13 and up that are looking to progress through the levels of downhill racing.

He is now making himself available to bring his coaching expertise to all through private bookings.
"I believe in a measured approach to progression that builds a riders confidence through knowledge, experience, consistency and consider it a great tribute to my coaching that I have, to date, been out paced by most of the athletes that I have had for multiple years! Several of these racers have also qualified for world cup events."

Available for:

Mountain Bike Coaching

Availability:

Primarily Monday and Thursday Evenings as well as about 2 weekend days a month.  If you would like to book Arden for a private coaching session, please contact us via email.

Specializations:

Helping riders unlock speed and control on their mountain bikes.

Other Stuff:

Instagram @driftracingab , PMBIA level 1 certificate 2016
Three time overall BC Cup Champion 2017,2018,2019
2nd place 2017, 1st place 2018, Canadian Open Crankworks Whistler
3rd Nationals 2017,2018 & 2019

Who?

Jeff Woodgate

Jeff Woodgate

I kept trying to write this in the third person but I just couldn't maintain it.  AB66MTB is my full time job through the biking season.  I coordinate the bookings, manage the website and ride bikes with people lots and lots! I have been riding mountain bikes in the area since the late 90's and have come to know and love all the trails. I am a PMBIA level 2 Instructor, comfortable working with all levels of riders. I belive in incremental learning, adjusting my communication style to fit the student and that better fundamentals lead to being the best rider you can be.

Available for:

Instruction & Guiding

Availability:

Pretty much all daylight hours during the riding season (subject to prior booking).  Please use our Book Online tool to select a slot that works for you. If you are unable to find a time that works please contact us via email.

Specializations:

Trail skills, managing complex terrain, increasing speed and control, introduction to jumps and drops, and I'm also perfectly happy just riding bikes and introducing people to the incredible trails in our area.

Other Stuff:

I'm on Instagram @treeonme, participated in; BC Bike Race, Transrockies, Andes Pacifico, Trans Costa Rica, Trans BC, Several BC Enduro Series races.

Who?

Laura Mislan

Laura Mislan

Alberta 66 MTB was founded by Laura in 2017.  She is the brains behind the whole operation.  She is no slouch in the riding and teaching department either.  She is a PMBIA Level 2 certified coach who loves to share her stoke for mountain biking.

Available for:

Instruction & Guiding

Availability:

Evenings and weekends (subject to prior booking). To book Laura for a private session please contact us via email, and we will arrange a time.

Specializations:

Teaching trail skills to all levels, comfortable in all types of terrain.  Knowlege of the local trail system as well as being informed about the flora and fauna.

Other Stuff:

Who?

Logan Keen

Logan Keen

Logan has been riding since the age of seven. He was introduced though his parents love of riding and quickly became hooked. At thirteen he started racing XC and quickly transition to Enduro. His extensive skill set comes though racing all types of events from dual slalom, dirt jumps and DH. Logan has been riding in the Highway 66 corridor for a long time and knows the trails of Moose, Prairie Mountain and Bragg Creek very well. He is very stoked to be having a part in shaping the next Generation of riders!

Available for:

Youth/Adult Coaching & Guiding

Availability:

Anytime during daylight hours during the summer

Specializations:

Technical riding, Jumps drops, racing and line choice. Also a expert in having fun!!

Other Stuff:

Instagram - @logankeen

Who?

Monica Tice

Monica Tice

Monica is a seasoned educator and instructor who specializes in youth and accessible programming. She says the best part about mountain biking is "being able to bring more people to love being in the mountains" and especially wants kids to understand how they can control and enjoy risk in developmentally healthy ways. (She may have a masters degree in this!)

Available for:

Youth/Adult Coaching & Guiding

Availability:

Broad availability through the summer months.

Specializations:

Helping youth or adults grow their mountain biking skills.

Other Stuff:

Monica started riding in Australia and has since taken her bike up, down and along trails in BC, New Zealand, the UK, and now Alberta. Through 15 years of teaching and guiding in a variety of outdoor pursuits, she lives for seeing the grins that come at the top of mountains and the bottom of trails when something epic has been achieved.

Who?

Scott (Scotty) MacTavish

Scott (Scotty) MacTavish

Scotty loves being out in nature, either on his bike or hiking. We have been riding with him for many years and his good humor and relaxed approach to (seemingly) everything, makes every ride he is on better.  He is a certified Field Leader for hiking excursions, and has been leading guided hikes, and kayak tours in AZ, NV and Utah for the past 5 years. This in combination with his knowledge of the local cross country MTB trails translates to being the an ideal guide for your Mountain biking adventure.

Available for:

Guiding

Availability:

Daylight hours during the Mountain Bike season (subject to prior booking or engagement). To book Scotty for a guiding session please contact us via email.

Specializations:

Being able to happily pedal at any pace with a smile on his face.  Scotty is also something of a photography/videography expert, and can offer tips to anyone that wishes to include that in their session.

Other Stuff:

Who?

Tara Walmsley

Tara Walmsley

Tara has been riding Mountain Bikes for 26 years - thanks to the influence of her uncle and cousins. She's raced a little bit of everything from XC to DH but really found her passion in Enduro Racing starting in 2013. She has traveled all over Western NA and even down to Costa Rica for races and has met amazing people along the way.

Tara began coaching in 2013 at first helping out beginner and intermediate courses where she found she really enjoyed sharing her love of biking. Within a couple of years she was leading her own descending/enduro style group programs and private sessions and wants to keeps sharing her knowledge and passion with you!

Available for:

Mountain Bike Coaching

Availability:

Tara is available daytimes and evenings (subject to prior booking).

Please contact us via email for availability.

Specializations:

Descending with confidence, how to gain speed in all types of terrain, jumps and drops. Tara also has an extensive racing experience if you're interested in how to improve your racing.

Other Stuff:

Instagram @walmsography, Pinkbike Videos, PMBIA Level 1

1st Place Overall BC Enduro Champion 2014, 2015

Raced in Enduro World Series, Oregon Enduro, Big Mountain Enduro, Trans Costa Rica Enduro as well as many other XC and Downhill events