Misha Marechal, Shred Sisters Coach

Misha Marechal

Since 2015, Misha’s been cycling through life with infectious laughter. Inspired by trailblazing women, she combines exercise with playfulness on the trails. Coaching with a unique adult-learner perspective, she strives to infuse every ride with a mix of improvement and fun. Renowned for her contagious laughter and trailside candy, Misha is dedicated to ensuring that rides are not only about progress but also about enjoying the journey.


  • Cranbrook
  • Kimberley


  • PMBIA Level 1 + WFA1
  • I am also an occupational therapist
  • Coached other sports like sailing


Beginner Weekly 

  • Kimberley Wednesday, May 15th to June 5th
  • Cranbrook Monday, June 3rd to 24th

Intro to Mountain Bike

  • Kimberley Tuesday, June 11th

Experienced Beginner Weekly 

  • Cranbrook Tuesday, April 30th to May 21st
  • Kimberley September Tuesday, 3rd to 24th

Experienced Beginner, Kimberley Weekend June 1st & 2nd

About Misha Marechal

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

I have always enjoyed riding my commuter bike to/from school and work but decided to try out mountain biking in 2015. In 2019 I moved to Penticton, BC and that is when I truly fell in love with the sport!

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


Who was/is your inspiration for riding and why?

I don’t have one single person who inspired me to ride; I am inspired by all the women I see out riding on the trails!

What’s the best thing about mtb for you?

I love that it pairs both physical exercise and fun/playfulness. It’s the perfect activity to lose myself in.

What’s unique about your coaching style?

Having learned to mountain bike as an adult, I have a unique perspective on learning at this stage. I recognize the need to balance pushing ourselves so we improve, while also making sure that things remain fun.

What makes you, you? What’s your best quirk?

I love to laugh, and make people laugh – I think that brings a lot of joy to the trails!

Fun Fact about you or a short story?

I am bilingual and lived in France for a while.

Favourite trail?

Locally, I love Pinch & Roll!

Dream destination?

New Zealand.

Favourite trailside snack?

I’m a big fan of a little snack bag filled with dried fruit, nuts and a couple of fruitsource bites and I always have some candy on board to give myself courage when I need it!

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

I want my students to be excited about the sport, and gain the skills to help them enjoy it as much as possible. I want them to know that they can have fun, and be out there, enjoying the trails no matter what skill level they’re at.

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

My first coach Louise taught me that candy gives you courage when you’re scared – so always have some on hand!