SKILLS BOOT CAMP
OUR GUIDES & INSTRUCTORS
Owner/Operator and Lead Guide and Instructor
Tim was the first Guide and Instructor hired by Rideguides when the business started in 2013 and as of June 2016 he is the new owner! Speaking with Tim you may have a hard time pegging where he is from, but it would be safe to assume “All Over”. Having ridden all kinds of bikes in all kinds of places, Tim always brings his quiet charisma, wealth of worldly knowledge and incredible riding skills (be it trials, xc, road or anything with two wheels for that matter).
Christa Carter – Operations Manager, Guide & Instructor
Christa describes herself as an outdoorswoman. Attending summer camps as a child and growing up on the outskirts of ‘town’ she spent most of her time playing outside and riding bikes. She really fell in love with mountain biking while attending the University of Victoria and riding at “The Dump” (AKA Hartland Mountain Bike trails). She also spent many years teaching mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking and other outdoor skills and leading multi-day canoe trips. Christa is a PMBI Certified Instructor and YMCA Cyclefit Instructor. Her main goal while guiding and instructing is to make sure everyone has a good time!
Michael Bartlett – Guide
Lives on a small farm outside Coldwater, ON which is a great launching point for all things outdoors especially mtn biking in Copeland Forest. Recently completed my PMBIA Mtn Bike instructor/guide certification and stoked to join the Ride Guides team. When not riding I’m working and instructing SUP paddling at Swift Canoe & Kayak, a ski instructor in the winter and firefighter for Severn Township.
Andrew Dixon – Social Media
Andrew is a man of many talents. Coming from the North East of England, Andrew is a Professional Engineer (by day) and a pretty decent mountain biker in his spare time. He likes to think himself a bit of an XC marathon racer, and can also be found pounding pavement on his road bike. Andrew enjoys taking photographs of his (and our) riding experiences, and because he uses a computer for a living, we let him update our social media accounts. Andrew has previously worked for British Cycling, and brings a wealth of practical knowledge from previous wilderness and first responder jobs.