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. 


Locations

  • Golden

Credentials

  • Pmbia Level 1
  • Snowboard Coach & Instructor

Schedules

About Lucinda Noronha

When did you first start riding and how did you get into it?


I first started riding about 10 years ago thanks to my overly energetic young pup Luna. I was looking for ways to tame her endless amounts of energy so I thought I’d try biking. I bought a Norco hardtail for $375 and we began exploring our local trails. Riding through the forest over roots and rocks, speeding down small descents – it was unlike anything I’d ever felt before. Even with very few skills I was having so much fun and I was hooked. Over the years we evolved into quite the mountain biker and trail dog team! Luna is now a retiree, still my best pal, and really is the reason I got into biking all those years ago


If you were to describe your riding style in one word, what would it be?


Fun, because at the end of the day that’s what motivates me to get out there, seek out new trails and work on skills.


What’s the best thing about mtb for you?


The best thing about mountain biking is freedom in the great outdoors. There are so many ways to enjoy the sport, I love the flexibility – you can ride alone or with friends, and choose the type of trail you want to ride and what you want to work on day to day. All this while being out in the mountains is hard to beat.



Favourite trail?


During the summer months you will find me at KHMR bike park but I also love the hidden gems of Mount 7 :). Spring and fall trips to the Sunshine Coast and Coast Gravity Park are another favorite of mine


Favourite after ride drink?


It’s hard to beat a cold beer after biking! I love a craft beer from one of the many breweries we are lucky to have in BC.


What do you want your students to gain from your coaching/teaching?


The ability to ride more freely with control, confidence, and happiness!


What has been the most valuable piece of advice you’ve been given or received in mountain biking or any other sport?


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.