MEET THE CREW
Our coaches are the core of SheShreds: their passion and love for bikes translate to effective instruction and lots of fun on the trails. Our coaches are all certified Professional Mountain Bike Instructors (PMBI)a or Bike Instructor Certification Program (BICP) and have extensive experience with coaching outdoors activities.
We work closely with Dirt Series, and you'll many of our coaches at their awesome weekend camps. Private coaching, through SheShreds is also available if that suits your learning style.
Our founder, Dee Turner was a Trek Women's Ambassador, for 5 years, and continues with the mission of getting more women on more bikes more often! What an awesome gig!
If you are interested in developing as a rider and learning to coach, reach out and let us know. Requirements include general radness and always having trail snacks and bug spray.
OUR COACHES BEING RAD!
PRIVATE LESSON COACHES
Some of our coaches make themselves available for private lessons. We do our best to accommodate your availability and your coach preference, but either way your private lesson will be paired with an awesome certified coach!
This firecracker makes biking fun! A mum (to 2 teenage boys!), a realtor and a fun-spirit, Jodi has a supportive, infectious personality to help you through challenges on the trail and in between our ears. She’s been biking on her home trails in Terwillegar for several years and has always been active - always trying new things. Jodi has had three years with her Professional Mountain Biking Instruction (PMBI) Level 1 certification, and has been with SheShreds working with our beginner and intermediate riders, building confidence in our members every week. Jodi excels at private lessons with her causal approach, backed by theory and experience. You’ll find her chasing her boys down the trails – but you’ll probably hear her laughing before you see her!
The unforgettable Norma has been involved in the Edmonton Mountain biking scene for 10 years, including as a leader with Dirt Girls. She holds a PMBI Level 1 certification, re-certified in May 2019 so she's up to date with new coaching theories and techniques. Norma excels at fostering confidence in beginner riders by slowly introducing achievable small steps to grow to more challenging trails and features. She has been working with SheShreds beginner riders who have been flourishing under her guidance and silly demeanor - takes the fear right out! Delightfully quirky, witty and sarcastic, Norma will charm you into becoming the shredder you are meant to be!
Dee has been riding the river valley since 2008 and holds a PMBI Level 1 certification (re-certified in May 2019). With a background in downhill racing (pssst - she’s the 2019 National DH Master’s women champ), backcountry snowboarding and triathlons, Dee realized that something was missing in Edmonton’s bike community: education-based women’s-specific group ride; so she did something about it and SheShreds came to life! Dee is your Trek Womens’ Ambassador and creates spaces for beginners to fall in love with this amazing sport with certified instruction and thoughtful encouragement. Along with her work with Trek Bikes, she also coaches for Trek Dirt Series, a Whistler-based instruction weekend program for mountain bikers, coaching riders from all over Canada and the US. While her time is limited for private lessons, she can be found leading SheShreds Mountain Adventure clinics in Golden, BC and in Edmonton’s river valley.
Janet is all-things biking! She competes in cross races on a single sped bike, rides XC and DH. Janet has been involved with Trek Dirt Series for 13 years, a Whistler-based instruction weekend program for mountain bikers, and the Devon Bears, a youth mountain biking program out of Devon with the Devon Bicycle Association. She’s our resident bike guru and where we go for our mechanical questions, mostly because her day job involves fixing airplanes! Janet is a certified PMBI Level 1, Endless Biking Level 1 and 2 and Whistler Bike Park Guide as well as developing cycling skill courses and content for the National Canadian Coach Training NCCP program. Janet focuses on our more advanced riders and leads our jumping clinics and sessions and we are so happy to have her coach with SheShreds.