Coach in Revelstoke
Meet Katherine, a passionate and playful mountain biker who found her love for the sport in 2018 while riding a small, old hardtail bike in Edmonton’s River Valley. In 2019, she moved to Kamloops, where she met her riding pals, and then to Revelstoke, where she fell in love with the community and the sport. Katherine describes her riding style as playful, and her inspiration comes from her riding pals and the supportive Revelstoke outdoor adventure community. For her, mountain biking is therapeutic, freeing, and a continuous learning experience.
- Pmbia Level 1
- Wilderness First aid 40 hours
About Katherine Cournoyer
Her coaching style is unique because she is patient, empathetic, and adjusts her coaching techniques to the individual’s needs. She loves seeing her students out riding some of her favorite trails, including Upper Boondocker into Gravy Bacon at Boulder Mountain or Black Forest into Ridge Walk and down TNT at McPherson.
Katherine wants her students to gain confidence, skills, and a sense of community from her coaching/teaching. The most valuable piece of advice she has received in mountain biking or any other sport is to not take things too seriously and to enjoy the ride!
When did you first start riding and how did you get into it? I first started riding back in 2018 in Edmonton’s River Valley on a very small old hardtail bike my parents had in their garage… I was immediately obsessed. In 2019 I moved to Kamloops with my bike and made friends that were avid riders, I tried to tag along with them every opportunity I could. Eventually I replaced the bike (it was time) and moved to Revelstoke and the rest is history.
If you were to describe your riding style in one word, what would it be? Playful
Who was/is your inspiration and why? My inspiration continues to be my riding pals and the Revelstoke outdoor adventure community in general. People are so passionate and supportive here. It’s an inspiring community to live in whether you’re just getting started at something or you’ve made a living out of it, there is space for you and everyone loves to see it.
What’s the best thing about mountain biking for you? Despite what else might be going on in life when I’m riding a bike that is all I am focused on and it feels so good. It’s therapeutic, it’s freeing and I am always learning when I am riding.
Favourite trail? Tough question. Upper Boondocker into Gravy Bacon at Boulder mountain or Black Forest into Ridge Walk and down TNT at McPherson.
Dream destination? British Columbia’s South Chilcotin Mountains or I’d love to ride New Zealand’s Old Ghost Road.
What has been the most valuable piece of advice you’ve been given or received in mountain biking or any other sport? Don’t take things too seriously and enjoy it out there.