Newbie? Seasoned rider? From tiny tikes to retirees, and everyone in between, Beyond Biking works with all levels of riders in a safe and controlled environment to build confidence while learning and refining fundamental skills. All you need is a helmet and a bike, but if you don’t have a bike, we can help with that as well. Bikes are available for courses through Arrowsmith Bikes.
Please visit our registration page for the next scheduled sessions. If you are unable to attend during the scheduled times, grab a group of friends and we’ll book a time that works for you.
All clinics are held in Nanaimo, BC unless otherwise stated.
Jessie McGarrigle is a local mountain bike instructor with 17 years riding experience. She competed in cross country races all across BC in her teens and is part of an avid mountain biking family. Jessie is a very patient instructor who excels at breaking skills down into steps that are easier to learn in a safe and comfortable environment. She is the owner of Beyond Biking; previously taught alongside the Drift Mountain Biking crew; has instructed for Pacific Sport; and is currently leading the beginner rides with the Nanaimo Mountain Bike Club. Helping you acquire the skills to become a confident rider is her passion.
Jessie is qualified under the PMBI (Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Association) and Sprockids.
Sponsors: Arrowsmith Bikes Nanaimo
A former slopestyle and slalom competitor , Anita is one of the most sought after coaches in the Whistler Bike Park. She has helped hundreds of people of all abilities achieve their specific biking goals. An all season mountain sport athlete, Anita is an electrical engineer and social advocacy filmmaker. A human rights activist and aficionado of languages ,she divides her time between her hometown of Whistler, BC and a variety of conflict zones.