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Mike Manara

Mike wears two hats at Mount Washington. In the winter he is the resort’s Snow School Director, and in the summer is in charge of Mountain Biking Operations. As President of the United Riders of Cumberland (UROC) in the Comox Valley, he led the negotiations to get a land use agreement with private land owners for the trails in Cumberland. He was the Vancouver Island rep for the Mountain Bike Tourism Association and a recipient of the Lars Fossberg Award presented annually by the Canada West Ski Areas Association to a young manager of a ski area who shows a high degree of initiative and creativity together with the ability to improvise.

Hometown: Cumberland

Mario Fehrenberg

His favorite trails are the ones that he has built including Vanilla, Further burger, Wiki, Toothpicks and Grand Queso. His nickname is Trail Jesus because of his long hair and the amount of time spent on the trails. Has put a lot of time on the trails in Cumberland and has a great reputation on the ones that he has worked on.

Hometown: Cumberland

Bill McLane

Bill has been building trail on Vancouver Island since 2005. His work has graced the pages of Decline Magazine, on screen in Scott Seccos “Builder” movie, and on Pinkbike.com in the form of timelapse videos he produces during the building process.

Hometown: Nanaimo

Scott Stansbury

Scott's favourite trails are ones with flow that make me smile. He’s the oldest and wisest guy on the crew at a young fifty-nine. His wife runs the Stansbury Guest house in Cumberland and caters to mtn bikers.

Hometown: Cumberland (originally Calgary)

Tony Radomi

He has built the iconic “Back in Black; Greenline and Scratch and Sniff”. Has been at the Resort over 15 years and his favorite part of his time at the Resort is building bike trails.

Hometown: Merville (not really he’s Australian)

Arne Neumann

Arne has been building and riding since the training wheels came off. Wood work is what he loves to do and always stoked on the jumps! He love all trails at the Coast Gravity Park and being part of a rad crew rebuilding the bike park.

Hometown: Courtenay

What gets you pumped: Being part of a rad crew rebuilding the bike park gets me pumped!

Predictions: Lots of bevies and laps this summer!

Chris Snodgrass

Moved to valley about 7 years ago now, and has loved it here ever since. Living in Cumberland, he is right in the heart of the mountain bike action and doing his part to make it better, from revamping old trails with UROC, to building fresh lines with friends. He started Ridgeline crew a couple years back, a group of like-minded riders, and builders. Together they have built "gravity" and "six pack" in Cumberland, helped on some professional film lines, and continue working on some hidden DH gems.He works full time at the Resort and he is excited to be part of the new bike park on Mount Washington, the crew is amazing, and believes the mountain has huge possibilities.

Hometown: Cumberland

Favourite ride: Love me my Santa Cruz V10, long live freeride!

What gets you pumped: Fast, technical, and throw in rock faces for a bigger smile

Hefé aka Jef Gurney

Hefé was born and raised in the Comox Valley. He started the first MTB specific trails Scarface and Black Diamond back in 1990 at Comox Lake with friends. Some other trails he has built along with his buddies: Sapporo Steeps, Monkey’s Challenge, Salamander, Puntledge Plunge at Comox Lake. Grub, Stub, Cupcake, Baker’s Dozen, Hai Gai, Broadway, Tied Knot, Bucket of Blood, Dodgeballz (RIP), Knuckers (RIP), Rugburn and more recently, helping Ridgeline Crew on Six Pack at Cumberland. He has also done a ton of maintenance to various trails in the Valley.

Hometown: Comox Valley

Favourite ride: 2012 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR EVO Comp (26’er baby!!)

What gets you pumped: Old school technical singletrack, anything that’s fast & flowy under the protection of a forest canopy(I’m a ginger ...a few drops...couple gaps/tables, step downs/step ups...no 90 degree corners going straight uphill...uphill bad

Nick and Peter Dunn

The brothers have recently moved here from Fernie and are pumped to be building at Mount Washington. They moved here to Comox Valley to be closer to the riding that is offered. They have competed in Slope and DH races and understand the style of trail needed for both disciplines. Peter has worked for Crankworx for the past three years. Nick is the former Jr Canadian DH Champion. Their mother is very proud of them.

Hometown: Fernie

Joseph Schnurr

Joe started building trails as a kid which then grew into working for Moose Mountain Trail Society and Edmonton Trail Dirt Park. Since moving to the Comox Valley Joe has been involved with work on many of the featured trails in and around the Comox Valley and Cumberland area. Joe's desire is to bulld trails that inspire and hopes that this will bring smiles to the thousands of riders he'll never meet. So please enjoy the ride.

Hometown: Cumberland

Favourite trail: Snakes and Ladders, Williams Lake, BC

What gets you pumped: Riding fresh work

Predictions: Theres a good crew of people building this year, things should be awesome.

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P.O. Box 3069, STN Main
Courtenay, British Columbia, V9N 5N3
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