Coaches

We’ve got a great line-up of professional MTB Skills coaches with extensive knowledge .and wonderful personalities. They are ready and willing to share their knowledge and help you achieve your goals.

Head Coach

Harlan Price: Harrisonburg, VA

 

 

Harlan Price grew up in the woods of North Florida riding bikes, but it wasn’t until moving to Pennsylvania in 1999 that he began to officially “mountain bike”. He turned pro in 2006 and went on to win the National Ultra Endurance Championship series amongst other wins throughout his seven years of full time racing. He’s raced in Costa Rica, India, Austria, and Canada, specializing first in 100 milers and stage racing before transitioning to Super-Ds and the Enduro format later in in his career. For the past seven years he’s been teaching mountain bike skills to riders of all levels and is certified as a Level 2 instructor through PMBIA, IMBA, and MBIT. This is his 5th year with Michaux Mountain Bike School but has spent many years riding and living in the area. His teaching style is relaxed for a fun atmosphere with a bag of technical details at the ready to help you understand how we can best ride bikes through the woods!

Supporting Coaches

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 Susan Haywood: Davis, WV

 

I’ve been doing tours and clinics with women mountain bikers since the late 90’s.  I got my IMBA level 2 certification in 2012 and have learned a lot about teaching mtb skills from fellow instructors.  My main goal is to get people to relax and have fun with progressing their mtb skills.  It’s the best when I see women replace fear with skills through practice and a supportive learning environment.

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Kelly Hazlegrove: Lynchburg, VA

 

Kelly has been an avid mountain biker with a passion for technical XC riding for ten years and developed a severe downhill addiction five years ago.  She races for fun but primarily loves going out for a rip in the mountains with friends.  She shares her love of riding with others by staying active in her local bike club, coaching a NICA team, and teaching bike skills as an IMBA Level II instructor. Her favorite part of coaching is basking in the excitement of a rider who has just conquered a new skill. 

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Scott Wooten: Harrisonburg, VA 
My journey as a coach began in college when I started teaching whitewater kayaking and snowboarding around 2001.  Fast forward to 2017 and I teach for the Ride School at Massanutten Bike Park and Coach for the ShenRock composite bike team.  Long Story short; my advanced level coaching and instruction (whether it’s on bikes, boards or boats) is dedicated to the development of young athletes.
Working with young riders fires me up because they have the most enthusiasm to grow and apply their skills to their future. My goal in working with this age group is to share my passion for the sport in a way that builds a foundation for healthy growth and skill.  My proudest moments are when I learn of one of my students succeeding along their path.
 Creds: Terra Method Level 1 IDP, NICA Level 2 Coach, AASI Level 2 Instructor, USASA Level 100 Coach, NSP Senior OEC, ACA Whitewater Instructor
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Harry Geyer: Pittsburgh, PA
Since opening The Wheel Mill in 2013 I’ve had the opportunity to work on my own mountain bike skills as well as help hundreds of other riders learn that there is actually a method to the madness of trail riding. Seeing that moment when a student realizes that they can be in control of their riding without relying on luck or bravado gives me the greatest sense of accomplishment. 
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Hillary Marques: Frederick, MD

Hillary began riding and racing XC, and working as a bicycle messenger in DC in 1996. It was all downhill from there!  She was the NORBA national expert DH and DS champion in 2005, and went on to win numerous other titles in the Pro category, in which she still occasionally competes. She loves all types of riding, including road, cyclocross, dirt jumps and motorcycling.

She has been coaching since 2006,and got her IMBA ICP level 2 certification in 2013. She works as a coach for events with Rays MTB park, Wheel Mill, Liv LadiesAllrideTour, Snowshoe Womens weekend, M.O.R.E, and Take Aim Cycyling. In the Metro DC area she holds the MadSkillz clinics. She also manages and rides for team BikeDR/Visit Frederick.   Follow her on Facebook or Instagram at #downhillary.

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