Coach and Program Director, Pete Basinger
Pete is a 4th grade teacher at HMK Elementary 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
Coach, Zoe Huston
Hello friends and family of Moab Youth Cycling! My name is Zoe and this is my first year volunteering with MYC. I moved to Moab in 2016 to work for a local non-profit, and learned to mountain bike not long after that. I think that bicycles are an amazing tool for building self confidence and community, and I am so excited to be able to share these things with local kids. See you out on the trails!
Coach, Nick Parsons
This will be my second season with the club, it has been an absolute joy to ride with the kids. A couple of my favorite trails in town are Maverick and Chisholm. When I’m not riding my bike, I love to canoe and go skiing
Coach, Rachel Pollock
Originally from Houston, Rachel moved to Moab after trying to find better access to the outdoors in 2018. She has recently bought a house in Moab, and opened Baked by Rachel, knowing this will forever be home! She is excited to watch kids find their love of mountain biking and progress this season
Coach, Alex Mudler
I moved from Boone, NC and I now work at Bike Fiend! When I’m not wrenching on customer bikes, I’m mostly riding them or fishing streams in the La Sals and beyond
Coach, Kelly Shepard
Hey y'all! I'm a relatively new Moab transplant from South Carolina. I work as a Physical Therapist in town and have loved working with the awesome people of Moab. When I'm not working I love hanging out on the river or hitting the trails.