Coach and Program Director, Pete Basinger
Pete is a 4th grade teacher at HMK Elementary and bike mechanic at Poison Spider Bicycles in Moab, Utah. After coaching with Alaska Mighty Bikes, Bend Endurance Academy, and Durango Devo he was inspired to start a similar youth mountain bike club in Moab, Utah. He believes youth cycling should be focused on fun, skills, safety and an appreciation of the environment. Pete has a Wilderness First Responder certification over 20 years expereince coaching kids.
Coach and Program Director, Melissa Edge
When Pete began Moab Youth Cycling in the fall of 2020 and asked me to be a part of it, I said… absolutely! I’ve felt Moab has needed a program like this for our local kids and I’m so happy to share my love of mountain biking with our riders. When I’m not coaching or riding bikes I’m working at the elementary school or adventuring with my family. Also, I love all things huckleberry!
Coach and Board member, Matt McCune
My name is Matt McCune. I moved to Moab in 1998. I quickly fell in love with the surrounding area and have been fortunate to call it my home for over 20 years. I'm the proud dad of two great boys. My day job and sometimes night job is working for Grand County EMS as a Paramedic and Registered Nurse. In my spare time I try to bring dad jokes to the trail with Moab Youth Cycling. Being able to give back to my community has always been and important part of my life. Moab Youth Cycling allows me to give back and make a positive impact while riding a bike. I am so lucky to be a board member and coach for this amazing program. Oh and Melissa Edge say's I'm RAD.
As MYC continues to grow, we have brought on a number of amazing coaches that are volunteering their time. All coaches have a minimum of CPR and First aid training and have passed a criminal background check