About Us

Shred Sisters is a group of passionate women dedicated to improving your mountain biking skills in a fun and safe environment. We provide high quality teaching led by the best local coaches, and we are committed to providing you with the best learning experience.

Our vision is to be the Canadian leader in women’s mountain biking skills development. We strive to establish a supportive community of female bike enthusiasts led by passionate local teachers who are stoked to share their love of the sport!

We offer an environment and community where women can connect, share their passion, and feel empowered to push their limits.

Our Approach

Each program or design to enhance your learning.

Small groups and personalize learning 6:1 ratio.

For each program we have carefully curated the perfect trails that feature terrain to consolidate your skills and provide the right amount of challenge!

We are always seeking to improve ourselves through continuous learning & feedback received from current and past students.

We can’t wait to share our passion with you!

Our Programs

Our programs are for Beginner to Advance riders. We offer different style of programs to work with your schedule and offer different options for each learning style. We have Weekly program that usually are from 4 to 5 weeks, we have 2 days weekend workshop that allow you to explore different areas or learn in your neighbourhood, we have specialize clinic of 3 hours to full days course that work on specific skills.

We are proud to offer our programs in the following locations: Bragg Creek, Calgary, Canmore, Cranbrook, Golden, Hinton, Invermere, Kimberley & Revelstoke.

Meet Our Coaches

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Ali Wilson

Coach in Cranbrook & Kimberley

Foodie by day, mountain biker by night… actually just kidding, Ali is both all the time! 2015 is when Ali started coaching for the local Kimberley mountain biking club. She joined up thinking it would be a great way to give back to her community, and she hasn’t looked back since. She is been teaching with Shred Sisters since 2019.

Alison Barnfather

Coach in Bragg Creek & Calgary

A lover of mountain air with a good sense of humour, Alison instructs in Calgary & Bragg Creek. She obtained her PMBIA Level 1 Certification back in 2016 and is an instructor with and past president of the Spin Sisters Mountain Bike Club. Alison focuses first and foremost on FUN! Following that, what could be better than having students master solid foundational skills they can continue to build on as they fall more and more in love with mountain biking!

Alyssa Collins

Coach in Canmore

Blazing down the trails of Banff, AB on her trusted steed Joey (a Rocky Mountain Altitude not a horse!), Alyssa Collins wants to focus on you having fun on your bike. But not to worry, you’ll hear her coming, as she’s a self-proclaimed noisy rider. Curiosity drives Alyssa’s biking style, and having a background in both Massage Therapy and doing her yoga teacher training she really understands the foundation and body movements of biking.

Andrea Ell

Coach in Kimberley

Starting off with road biking in university, Andrea’s biking branched off and she fell in love with mountain biking. So much so that she moved to Kimberley, BC in order to be able to bike right from her back door. Andrea grew up in Saskatchewan, she also has a background in coaching rowing. An impressive rider, Andrea has even figured out how to simultaneously snack and ride (if you’re lucky enough to take a class with her, she might teach you!). Focusing on a little bit of practice going a long way, she works hard to have her students leave with new skills.

Anne-Marie Chantal

Coach in Bragg Creek & Calgary

Anne-Marie is an exceptionally energetic and excited rider who has settled in Calgary from Quebec. Falling in love with riding after a group of friends convinced her to try it, she’s always optimistic with a smile on her face and unlimited energy to boot! Her coaching is centered around providing feedback to help her students improve: slow down so they can speed up.

Audrey Duval

Coach in golden

Maybe you’ve seen some of her goofy Tip Tuesday videos online? Audrey is the founder & owner of Shred Sisters and is passionate about teaching. She loves to figure out different ways of explaining skills to connect with all learning styles! As an instructor, Audrey cares about her client’s goals and knows that technique is not all: “I like to understand where my clients are coming from and see how I can help them overcome their fears, do a feature, or ride a specific trail they didn’t think they could ride.”

Brittney Dickson

Coach in Golden

Brittney spends her time coaching and teaching in the winter she was an extra lucky girl growing up. Raised on a big piece of property in southern BC, her family built mountain bike trails full of jumps and stunts all around the property. So, needless to say she was hooked at a young age.  She’s also the founder of Stay Wild Backcountry Skills!

Christine Sharp

Coach location:  On the road, various locations

Van-living is where Christine spends her time so she can be found all over the place! The past few year she was based out of Calgary. Not new to teaching, Christine has been a University course instructor since 2006. Taking her expertise as a teacher and applying it to mountain biking Christine is ready to get you out on your bike and falling in love with mountain biking just like her!

Dayna Vroom

Coach in Canmore

We love Dayna.Not only was she a former student, but she has been riding bikes since she was a kid. Picking up her first ‘legit’ mountain bike in 2011, proud to have graduated from hand-me-down-bikes from her brother. Dayna began coaching with Shred Sisters in 2020, but she’s no newbie when it comes to teaching. With several years of instructing experience ranging from Hapkido (she’s a black belt!) to spin to weightlifting and even boot camp, she’s definitely got a ton of experience

Erin MacDonald

Calgary & Bragg Creek Coach

From road biking to dirt biking, Erin loved biking of all types–except downhill. She had a fear of downhill riding. However, taking a women’s focused mountain biking course changed her direction, built her confidence, and developed a love for the sport. The energy and feeling one gets from clearing a tricky section, the high fives at the bottom of the run, and of course the cold beers shared in the parking lot are just a few of the reasons that Erin loves the sport. With a background in coaching women’s soccer, coaching mountain biking is new to Erin and she is extremely excited to be joining the Shred Sisters team in Calgary. Come “SEND IT” with her this season!

 

Evangeline Leclair

Coach in BraggCreek & Calgary

With an extensive background in coaching elite girls basketball, coaching mountain biking fits well with Evangeline’s spontaneous and adventurous personality. She coaches mountain biking to be achieved as one would build a brick house: once one brick is set, then you can look to the next one. With a lot of guidance, dedication and practice Evangeline will help get you to build your own brick house!

Heather Rose

Golden Youth Coach

Heather is a recent transplant from Vancouver Island. Growing up in Banff she is stoked to be back home in the Rockies.  She has been coaching for 3 seasons, with a focus on youth female ridership. Heather feels like giving youth an outlet to play in nature, a safe space to communicate feelings, and build confidence on a bike is a crucial pillar to adolence development. Outside of coaching she is an Advanced Care Paramedic and an amateur enduro racer. Her coaching style is centred around having fun, with safety and learning incorporated.

Jessica Bush

Canmore Coach

A long time coach with a lot of noteworthy qualifications, Canmore coach Jessica Bush fell in love with mountain biking while overseas in New Zealand. A calculated rider Jessica focuses on progressing by building skills in order to hit that next level rather than just throwing caution to the wind. With 10 years as a physiologist in elite sport, Jessica is an absolute asset to our team and a coach worth learning from. Focusing on empowering her students, Jessica wants to impart the same foundational experiences she gained from courses with her students. 

Julie Duval

Hinton 

Julie is no newbie–having been biking since 1998 when she moved to Alberta. Sharing her skills with us (and you!) in Hinton, she loves getting out on her bike to drown out the daily noises with the sound of the wind through the trees and the bright sounds of the forest. Julie wants her students to focus on enjoying the ride. Along with that comes having fun! With her 15 years of teaching experience, she knows how to focus on building your skills. As Julie puts it: “After all, we all learn at a different pace, it isn’t a race, and don’t forget a smile on your face”! If you join a course that Julie is coaching, you will be sure to not only grow your skills but have fun while you’re learning.

Julie Gamache

Coach in Kimberley

As a coach, Julie is excited to bring her energetic and “challenge yourself” mentality to the Shred Sisters program and riders she will be working with. Working as a coach for 15 years, she has worked with all levels of riders and has helped many to become more confident mountain bikers while sharing her passion for the sport.

Laura Karl

Coach in Bragg Creek & Calgary

Laura been coaching with us since 2018, coming from a background in racing, raising her two children, downhill skiing and nursing! She started riding back in 2004 during a summer job at the Kananaskis Golf Course and dove in head first (no joke she’s coached diving too)—because of course biking is better than golf. With 3 seasons of ABA races and a handful of Enduro races under her belt, Laura races because she enjoys pushing herself more than anything.

Laura Mckenzie

Coach in Kimberley

The Skidster, aka Laura Has been riding since she was 12 years old. With a multitude of biking disciplnes under her belt, Laura coaches with a passion for cycling that is unmatched. Calling Kimberley, BC home not only does she coach mountain biking but also swimming! It’s these little ‘ah ha’ moments that I love about coaching and hope to bring to more riders. One simple little tip can improve the entire body position which in turn increases confidence on a bike.

Lindsay Glassford

Coach in Invermere

Lindsay Glassford started with road biking and a triathlon in 2007 in her native Ontario, but when she moved to Panorama in 2013 mountain biking quickly became her passion. Lindsay loves that she gets to see such beautiful places all while learning new things and pushing her limits. By day, she works for Live Feisty Media which focuses on endurance sports, sharing stories and perspectives from an empowered and active community. Lindsay also holds her BA in Kinesiology and is a certified Pedorthist.

Lisa Barnes

Coach in Cranbrook

Puerto Vallarta, Edinburgh, London, Dublin… no we’re not picking random locations off the world map, or planning our next vacation, these are places that Lisa has ridden! Born and raised in  Cranbrook, she’s settled back in her hometown and has quite the extensive racing career. Volunteering in the cycling world since 2016 with Wild Horse Cyclings Club, she’s not new to riding!

Lucinda Noronha

Coach in Golden

Driven to mountain biking by Lucinda’s energetic young pup Luna over a decade ago, what started as a way to burn her pup’s energy quickly turned into an ever-growing passion for the sport. Lucinda’s big focus is on having fun–that’s what she rides for and wants her students to ride for the same reason. What’s the advice Lucinda instills in her students? Don’t skip steps in the learning process. The building blocks of progression are so important to creating a solid skill set, consistency, and long term success. 

Lynsey Dobish

Coach in Canmore

Lynsey been coaching with us since the start! As a coach, Lynsey enjoys working with riders who scared or nervous about trying new things because she has had to overcome these feelings herself. Lynsey is always pushing to improve her own skills and feels that she has a lot to share as a coach. Lynsey is an osteopath.

Maggie Fairholm
Maggie Malapad

Calgary & Bragg Creek

Nicole Romanow

Coach in Canmore 

Many of our coaches are interdisciplinary—Nicole is no exception. Having spent a lot of her youth focused on competitive cross-country skiing, Nicole wasn’t necessarily looking to expand her focus to other sports. However, a friend of hers who competed in mountain biking struck up a deal with her: he would try skiing if she tried mountain biking. Although it was not her first time on a mountain bike and she had a general idea from cross-training with the ski team in the summer, she had never really given mountain biking her full attention or effort. After that fateful summer where she changed her tune with the coaxing of her friend, she was hooked.

 

Robyn Goldsmith

Coach in Revelstoke

Originally starting riding back in Kamloops, Robyn has now found herself in Revelstoke happily embedded in the incredible community of committed female riders. She is a composed rider who loves to focus on the opportunity for consistent improvement and skills development, which makes her an excellent coach. Beyond mountain biking, Robyn also coaches rock climbing, ice climbing, and canoeing. She is also the co-founder of Revelstoke Women’s Enduro. Get ready, this self-proclaimed queen of the dad-joke is ready to have you laughing while you’re learning and we at Shred Sisters are excited to have her on the team. 

 

Rosalie Ball

Coach in Revelstoke

Rosalie Ball! She was a student of ours in Canmore a some years ago and started coaching with us in Revelstoke in 2021.
Rosalie fell in love with biking her first time out on a rental bike, and went home with that same rental bike by convincing the shop to sell it to her. Not new to teaching by any means, she holds her teaching certificate for Yoga and is also an Elementary School teacher!

 

Sandy Chong

Coach in Calgary & Bragg Creek

Sandy’s riding has developed by surrounding herself with other female riders. Many of which are also from the Calgary area, Sandy draws inspiration from watching her fellow riders and friends push their own limits, which in turn challenges her to push her own. This same sentiment is what she strives to have ring true with her students. You really can do anything, if you happen to be struggling right now, it will ‘click’ one day and your entire outlook on riding will change–for the better! Sandy is looking forward to help you get your riding to the next level, and have fun while doing it.

Suzanne MacRae

Coach in Bragg Creek & Calgary

Suzanne’s approach to coaching is to teach her fellow female riders that it’s okay to be afraid and that failure is a natural part of learning and developing in any sport. She teaches her students not only how to technically approach a challenge but also mentally. She teaches her students how to visualize their line, approach challenges with positive thinking, and to never stop practicing.

Tanya Masters

Coach in Canmore

Tanya Masters, hailing from overseas in England, has settled in Canmore, she is a self-described “KEEN” rider who loves adrenaline rushes, fresh air, and riding with friends. Focusing on the playfulness of the sport, Tanya is all about celebrating little wins with her students so they can keep moving forward. Tanya is also a former student of ours, having taken multiple programs with us blended well with her own experience as a snowboard instructor.

Terrie Batycki

Bragg Creek/ & Calgary Coach

Calling Cochrane, Alberta home, back in 2012 Terrie was re-introduced to single track mountain biking through her tight group of friends, as she developed her skill, she outgrew her first bike and upgraded; her mountain bike passion was ignited. During her 20 plus year career with the RCMP, she instructed at the Canadian Police College in Ottawa, various police training centers and corporate businesses in Western Canada.

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Testimonials

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Karyne CarriereKaryne Carriere
15:19 13 Sep 22
The course was awesome! Very well thought out, the skills were broken down through drills and then we put them to use on jumps/drops. Audrey, the instructor, was awesome, she gave everyone personalized tips and took videos to show everyone what they looked like. We worked on multiple jumps/jump lines and a couple drops. Highly recommend!
Renee KryskoRenee Krysko
22:05 09 Aug 22
Alyssa was an outstanding instructor. I’m a decent rider and have improved over time by just riding with people who are stronger than I. But she gave me the knowledge and confidence to go beyond. She is brilliant at explaining and breaking things down. There is no need to hesitate. Just book your course.
Jenn LippaJenn Lippa
03:33 04 Aug 22
Just wrapped up the beginner course with Anne Marie out of Calgary. Wow, incredibly valuable and precisely the kind of course I’ve been after. The intimate group setting allowed the instructor to focus on each of us closely so we could work on progress and correcting bad habits. There was a natural female community feel right away. I think that comes from the tone set by Anne Marie right away. She’s always smiling and supportive and genuinely so excited to be there right alongside us as a team. My confidence on my bike has definitely grown and I’ve left with a heck of a lot of technique-understanding and skills that I definitely didn’t have before (even as far as understanding the mechanics of my bike). These classes are jammed with a perfect mix of learning and immediately putting into practice. Lots of drills and riding time. So well worth it and I look forward to the next level of classes with SS!
Sonya EnglertSonya Englert
21:41 03 Aug 22
I have done two courses with Shred Sisters and they were both so amazing. Supportive learning environment that really improved by skills and confidence! Would recommend to anyone!
Cara MatthewsCara Matthews
15:19 18 Jul 22
Awesome course with tons of skills and lots of practice opportunity. I really appreciate the handout provided after to be able to refer back to the breakdown of skills and cues so I don't forget it all after the course. Maggie was a fantastic instructor!
adrienne comarsadrienne comars
05:18 01 Jul 22
Learned a lot of practical knowledge through weekly application of the skills. The group of women that I got to ride with was so much fun and our instructor was great. Enjoyed how it was low key technical and more about having fun riding bikes while learning the things to get you to ride better.
Jessie SeymourJessie Seymour
13:57 13 Jun 22
Such an incredible team of coaches and behind the scenes super stars. Our group was so supportive and wonderful and made our weekend in Revelstoke so much fun and adventurous! Robyn was the best coach and she knew the terrain and area so well!
Tracey RuddickTracey Ruddick
04:33 08 Jun 22
Just completed the weekly intermediate course with coach Dayna. An amazing 5 weeks with a great group of gals. Dayna is a great coach - able to confidently demo what she is teaching us and give individual positive instruction in a group setting. She chose a variety of trails to highlight what we were learning each week. I love taking the Shred Sister courses. Each level builds on the previous level and has contributed to my confidence and passion for mountain biking.
Terri BaikoTerri Baiko
03:22 04 Jun 22
Awesome FUN course! So great to be able to learn with other like-minded women. Lisa was very informative and great to learn from. My particular level was exactly suited to our abilities.
Laura GriffithLaura Griffith
15:52 31 May 22
The Experienced Beginner course was EPIC! I learned all the fundamental bike skills, gained confidence, and had a blast. Terrie (our amazing instructor) shared her abundance of knowledge, created a safe environment for us to ask questions, provided constructive feedback, and celebrated our successes. The format of the course was very effective. This course renewed my excitement for biking and empowered me to hit the trails. Thank you Terrie and Shred Sisters!
Amanda McgarryAmanda Mcgarry
03:22 30 May 22
This was my first biking course ever, and our coach Alison was absolutely amazing. She was very thorough with her descriptions when teaching the skills, as well as provided a variety of options for people when out on the trail. The small group of six participants really made it a great learning environment and lots of feedback was provided to improve skill set. I am looking forward to taking the intermediate advanced course next year.
Colleen WaltonColleen Walton
17:49 23 May 22
Just completed Shred Sisters Intermediate course with Alyssa and it was awesome!! She was a fantastic instructor- excellent communication and demonstrations with the skills, wealth of knowledge, encouraging, Fun and easy going! The only thing missing was a post ride shred sisters brew!😉.
Jill JenningsJill Jennings
15:03 19 May 22
The intermediate weekend course was jam packed and awesome. I came out of the course feeling more confident, more playful, and more excited than ever to be on my bike. Laura & Lisa were incredible instructors - very knowledgeable and passionate, and provided excellent critique and feedback. Will definitely sign up for more! Love the Shred Sisterhood!
Lisa ConstantineauLisa Constantineau
17:28 16 May 22
Mountain biking is a new sport for me. I decided that to over come some fears I have about biking, different terrain and features, I needed to learn more to become confident, comfortable and safe on my bike. I attend the Experienced Beginner course in Invermere.Lindsay, our instructor, was an amazing coach and super fun! She immediately made me feel comfortable and welcomed. The course was exactly what I needed and more! I already feel more confident and comfortable while riding. I highly recommend Shred Sisters for taking your riding skills, wherever your are, to the next level!
Dana SkowDana Skow
14:31 16 May 22
Great course to help women feel more confident on complex trails. Safe place to make mistakes and to share weaknesses.Focused learning sessions with ample time to practice.No pressure to do anything one is not ready for.
Chrstine knows her stuff! She is bursting with energy and enthusiasm. So positive! The skill progression made everything way less scary, so everyone could succeed and have fun. Applying new skills on the trail, sessioning, and getting feedback from Christine will turn future trail rides into fun practice opportunities!
Alicia BalawyderAlicia Balawyder
17:59 02 May 22
First bike course experience and it was amazing!! Fabulous instructors, great program and lots of fun! I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to gain some skills or boost their confidence!
Elena AitkenElena Aitken
03:21 14 Oct 21
Totally new to mountain biking, a little (or more than a little) out of shape, and in no way feeling like I could conquer some of the trails, to say I was nervous when I got to my first class would be an understatement.But those nerves were quickly put to rest.Laura was a super fun, and skilled instructor who was always so encouraging and positive.The skills, knowledge and most importantly, confidence that I gained during the course has been invaluable. Every class was something new, complete with new challenges and new things to conquer. And conquer we did!I came away with new skills, a whole lot more confidence and a group of new friends! Highly recommend.
erin wescotterin wescott
02:08 02 Oct 21
This was my first mountain bike course I have ever taken and I can't wait to sign up for another one next year with Shred Sisters. The instructors were knowledgeable, patient and provided specific feedback. I came away with so many new tools to improve my riding. I loved the opportunity to meet and ride with other women. Highly recommend!
Tammy HillTammy Hill
19:59 22 Sep 21
This is the second course I have taken with Shred Sisters. I have learned so much and my biking has improved immensely. It was a super investment of money and time. The instructors are great, very knowledgeable, patient and fun. Thank you Terri and Anne Marie! I would highly recommend to anyone looking to improve skills and build confidence. You will have a great time.
Karen AshraffKaren Ashraff
15:23 08 Jul 21
I learned so much and plan on taking another course next year! It was also super fun and not intimidating at all.
Macauley DeckMacauley Deck
16:48 06 Jul 21
I've taken 3 Shred Sister clinics so far, and I'll definitely take more. The instructors are skilled riders who are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge and helping other women improve on the bike. And I enjoy meeting other women at my same level with whom I can ride!
Heather BeckHeather Beck
16:25 02 Jul 21
Amazing coaches who know your skill better than you. Great to be pushed (comfortably) outside my comfort zone to grow as a rider. Thank you!!
sarah LWsarah LW
20:48 06 Jun 21
Really great teaching, taught me so much! I encourage all ladies especially over 50 to take the plunge and have a go, It's so much fun!!!
Rhonda KRhonda K
04:43 26 Feb 21
I've now done a couple of rides with Shred Sisters and have had so much fun and learned tips and tricks to help while biking along the way! Super helpful with questions via email before the course and really great guides on trail. I can't wait to sign up for one of their bike skills sessions!
Crystal EmeryCrystal Emery
00:31 22 Feb 21
I had a great morning discovering new trails with Audrey and the group. The guided ride was really fun with great views to boot.
Kathryn WoodfordKathryn Woodford
23:56 21 Feb 21
The guided fat bike ride of Canmore was great! The coach gave us a few super helpful tips on the way and ideas of other trails to ride. Super enjoyable morning!
Pandamonium675Pandamonium675
17:05 15 Jan 21
Super knowledgeable and fun instructors. The ladies know how to describe things in just the right way for me to understand! When doing exercises, they're also really good at being encouraging while gently correcting technique.
Kristy McConnellKristy McConnell
03:10 04 Jan 21
Audrey and her ladies are so incredible! They are encouraging, confident, and believe in all of their riders. The time they take to teach skills, give tips and tricks, and build participants up makes their courses a must for anyone wanting to shred!
Lisa PearlLisa Pearl
23:20 25 Sep 20
I signed up for Shred Sisters beginner course with the hopes of gaining the confidence to downhill bike but I have gotten so much more from it. Going back to basics and learning proper techniques has been incredibly beneficial for me (and my bike!) The foundation has been re-built giving me far more control. My confidence has skyrocketed I am overjoyed to take my new found skills to the trail.I would ABSOLUTELY sign up for another course through Shred Sisters. The group dynamic and overall fun atmosphere of learning with women was incredibly empowering! So happy I joined this biking community and that I was able to learn from Shred Sisters talented & knowledgeable instructors.
Angela SymesAngela Symes
20:46 02 Jul 20
I cannot say enough good about this program. If you are a beginner, want to take your riding to the next level or simply hang out with a cool crew with a 100% guarantee your skills will improve without you even knowing it, take this course. There is no need to be intimidated. This course is designed by women, for woman and every bit of it has been broken down so you get everything out of this you could possibly want. I gained more confidence in the first three hours than I gained in my first year of riding.
Amanda ChenuzAmanda Chenuz
16:58 23 Jun 20
I did an intermediate weekend course with Shred Sisters in Bragg Creek and it was a great consolidation of skills that you need for those true blue/soft black trails! I learned a couple of game changing skills and refined other techniques that I've been working on. The instruction was very clear and included tips on maintenance and safety. Also - so much fun! Laura was a very upbeat, positive instructor that gave us each individual attention. Thank you Shred Sisters!