Quality!  The top quality information and detailed feedback you receive in simple steps is what sets us apart.  As professional educators, we have spent our entire adult lives studying how people learn and then applying those techniques to our bike programming. The Backcountry Bike Academy was born out of a love of sharing our passion for mountain biking with others.

Our thoughtfully designed and meticulously crafted skills drills and progressions will improve your skills and confidence: guaranteed or your money back.  We provide the time and guidance necessary for you to practice, interpret feedback, and make adjustments.

More than just a clinic, our lessons and camps strive to help you develop a relationship with your bike, to become more aware of your body and how it moves, and to fall in love with biking.

Our team of highly-trained and experienced select coaches offer supreme modeling, suggestions, and personalized feedback. With coaches trained by BetterRide, IMBA, PMBI, and others, we bring you the best in biking instruction.

We offer camps throughout western Colorado at North America's best mountain biking venues:  Crested Butte, Fruita, Grand Junction, Montrose, and Gunnison.



Andy Shabo - BetterRide Certified Coach. 10+ years of coaching

Janae Pritchett - PMBI Certified Coach. RippinChix / VIdaMTB / Evolution Bike Park / Crested Butte Devo Coach/ Pro Cross Country, Downhill, Enduro Racer. 10+ years of coaching.


Cooper Ott - BICP certified coach / Crested Butte Devo Coach. Professional Enduro Racer. 5+ years of coaching.

Heidi Shabo - BetterRide Assistant Coach / Crested Butte Devo Coach. 5+ years of coaching.


Ben Pritchett - Colorado Backcountry Bike Coach. 10+ years of coaching.

Sierra Cucinelli - BICP certified coach and Crested Butte DEVO coach. Professional Enduro racer.

Sydney Dickinson - Lead mountain bike guide for Colorado Backcountry. 5+ years of coaching.

David Bumgarner - BICP certified coach. 10+ years of coaching.