Over the past 6 years, Matt’s been coaching enduro programs for local youth which is where he does most of his riding. He says working with the kids keeps him sharp, as well as gives him the opportunity to express the way he sees the sport.
The past year Matt spent building trails, coaching, and racing downhill in the Alps, which has broadened his horizon on riding, coaching, and trial building aspects. Back in Canada now, he’s mainly working with a group of teens in the Bow Valley in an enduro-specific program, as well as working closely with coaches.
Can I be honest for a second? Mountain biking is hard, with tons of barriers for entry… It takes tenacity, courage, determination, and self-reliance to grow and develop to the point where a rider can actually enjoy themselves instead of fearing fo...