Shred Sisters is focused on bringing you the most passionate coaches, dedicated to your learning and their own constant improvement as cyclists and instructors. We strive to have the best local coach in each town we offer our program to enhance your overall bike experience!
Audrey Duval, Canmore, Banff, Calgary, Golden, Invermere Bike & Yoga Instructor!
She has been biking for 13 years and mountain biking for 9 years. Her enthusiasm for the sport is contagious. From teaching spinning classes to mountain bike instruction, her passion will ignite your riding! As a result of her experience teaching women-only bike camps, Audrey decided to focus her energy to support other women in this male-oriented sport. Audrey started with the Dirt Series, co-hosted a mountain bike and yoga retreat in Golden, BC and offered weekly mountain bike courses for women in her first years as a professional mountain bike instructor.
Now, with Shred Sisters, Audrey is teaching mountain biking full-time in a summer and in the winter month’s she is working in the office.
What can you expect from learning with Audrey?
Audrey loves to share her passion and see her clients’ smiles when they accomplished something they didn’t think it was possible.
Lynsey Dobish , Canmore Bike Coach & Osteo
In 2008 I joined an adventure racing team and bought my first real mountain bike. I still remember my first experience on single track during a weekend training session with a brand new bike and wearing a pack filled with camping gear. I was terrified and ended up wiping out on almost every corner, bump and hill. I was so frustrated for not being able to keep up with the group and by how difficult biking was that I am surprised I got back on my bike after that trip.
It really wasn’t until a year later when a friend took me under her wing and supported me through the sharp learning curves of biking and introduced me to other female riders, that I really fell in love with the sport. Now come summer its hard to find me without my bike! I wouldn’t have carried on with riding without the support of a rad group of gals and it is my hope that Shred Sisters can provide this support to other women.
Brianna Roth, Canmore Bike Coach & Enduro Racer
Growing up Brianna was involved in plenty of sports and pursued soccer and track and field into university. Those were her passions. Moving from playing soccer at a competitive level to recreationally was something she had anticipated to be an easy step while moving into a career—however that only lasted about a year. She was living and working in China when the mountains began to call her name. She packed up and moved back to Canada, deciding on Canmore as her new home. This move came with the desire to try a new sport—mountain biking.
Her favourite skill to teach is descents and positioning. Both of these tie in with navigating obstacles, so they’re important to becoming a well-rounded biker. Her philosophy to teaching circles around the idea that “one of the best things in life is to be a part of someone’s success story”. She notes that the best way to help her riders improve
Sierra Sullivan, Canmore & Banff Coach + Enduro Racer
Sierra discovered mountain biking after buying a hardtail mountain bike in the middle of a wedding in Vancouver. During her second ride down Selkirk Slackers in Golden, BC, she was fairly certain that she was destined to run into every tree. She made a promise to give mountain biking three more chances, and by the end, she was hooked. Since starting in July 2014, she has ridden trails across BC and Alberta (and in the Caribbean!) and has thrown herself into the sport with the fervor of a dog chasing a squirrel through the forest.
Sierra loves the challenges of learning and enjoys the feeling of success from tackling things that scare her. As a writer for Shred Sisters, she would love to share her experiences, fears, and adventures with other women in the hopes of inspiring them to “just get out and ride.” This season, she’s excited to join the team has a coach to help other women’s improve their mountain biking skills.
She likes lattes, spring crocuses, alpine sunsets, flowy singletrack, scaring herself on skinnies, and pretending to bunny hop off rocks.
Deanne Coish, Calgary Coach + Enduro, DH Racer
Deanne started first thinking of biking back in high school because of a neighbour she had who was really into it. However, this might not be exactly what you’re thinking. The neighbourhood boys had a different idea of biking than a lot of us might, as their style included dropping off of roofs, finding the highest and longest skinny, and doing stair gaps to flat hoping their crank arms won’t fail.
Eventually, Deanne picked up a cross country bike, not exactly to join in on their teenage boy-style of biking, but rather to ride with them along some of the great trails that would lead to the scary locations and death-defying acts. After all as Deanne puts it “someone had to take care of them if they blew up”!
Only having been coaching for just over a year, her coaching style developed organically. Back when she started riding, she was mostly trying to keep up with the guys. As many of us know, sometimes riding with riders more experienced than you tend to not be the most patient or instructional when riding with someone less-experienced. When Deanne began to ride with girls, she found it completely refreshing.
Suzanne MacRea, Calgary Coach + Enduro, DH Racer
Bio to come!
Becca Wright, Invermere Coach + Co-Owner of Bicycle Works
Becca has had lifelong passions for sport, fitness, and outdoor adventure. Having grown up in the suburbs of Toronto and spending summers at camp on Beausoleil Island in Georgian Bay, she was exposed to a vast array of athletic endeavours. It was during this time that her desire to share her experiences with others was also sparked. Attending university and playing varsity level sport in New Brunswick, she knew that more adventures lie ahead. After graduation, Becca moved out west for one ski season … this one season turned into a new life.
It is here in the East Kootenay’s, almost 20 years later, she continues to live, work, and play! Becca believes that we grow when we take calculated risks, have the courage to challenge our current conventions, and remain open to new opportunities.
“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” – Paolo Coelho
Jessica Pyper, Yoga & Bike Instructor
Jessica is a yoga + mountain bike instructor who loves adventure and having fun. She first started mountain biking as a wee child about 8 years old because her rad mother was (and still is) obsessed with the sport.
After a couple years of riding, Jess decided to focus more on other sports, namely soccer, and it wasn’t until she moved to Golden, BC in 2009 that she picked the sport up again. Now, she’s also obsessed with mountain biking and always looking for ways to improve her riding. In college, Jessica studied Adventure Tourism Business Operations where she learned a lot about guiding and leading people in the wilderness.