144. Winter BIKING Paradise - Mountain Biking Destination In ARIZONA meet SCOTT GIVENS Owner.
In this episode, you will learn about: One of the BEST places to HIDE, I mean RIDE during the WINTER. Meet Scott Givens, whose passion for mountain biking and coaching, lead him to start this winter Bike Paradise
Bike Paradise was started by Scott Givens, an avid mountain biker with over 30 years of riding and competing under his pedals. As his riding career matured, he soon discovered a passion for introducing friends and family to the sport that he loved so much. He knew his years of experience helped make him a great rider, but that didn't automatically qualify him as a great instructor.
In 2013, he sought out and passed the stringent requirements for the BICP (Bike Instructor Certification Program) Level 2 Ride Guide and Intermediate Mountain Bike Skills Instructor certification. The BICP program is a globally recognized certification program with a curriculum developed from nearly 20 years of combined experience of professional coaches.
After receiving the BICP Level 2 certification, Scott launched pedalTherapy.com, the go-to mountain bike skills coaching provider for the local Phoenix area. Since 2013, he's coached riders aged 7 to 70, helping them learn to "Ride with Confidence", and racking up nearly 200 hours of coaching experience. He's actively pursuing the top BICP Level 3 certification, which will qualify to him to instruct advanced mountain bike skills, and also the Level 1 Instructor Trainer, which will qualify him to teach others to be Level 1 Ride Guides.
Scott has recently joined the coaching staff at the Ryan Leech Connection, offering instructional tips for riders around the world. Also, as a supporting member of DFMBA (the local trail advocacy organization), he's helped to organize kid-specific fun races alongside "adult" races. Lastly, he also was a co-founder, board member and Lead Ride Programmer for Pedal With Warriors, a non-profit organization dedicated to getting our veterans out on mountain bikes.
Additionally, for over 10 years, Scott has provided coaching, ride leading, and logistical support for Magura's annual press camps in Sedona (he's also known to make some delicious sourdough pancakes). The unique formula under which these camps are run has brought magazine editors back over and over again, making it a coveted favorite amongst a sea of industry product promotional camps. It's this formula that Scott has tweaked to provide the backbone of the Bike Paradise vacations. The community feel of the house, the privacy of the rooms, the delicious post-ride food, the quality of the rides, and the camaraderie and memories established on each trip will have you coming back to Bike
A place to ride.
A place to relax.
Bike Paradise is your off-season destination for riding, soaking up the sun, and relaxing in premium accommodations.
We offer two basic options: Rider and Non-Rider. Non-Rider is great for that friend or significant other who isn’t into riding, but wants to come hang out and do their own thing. We can help suggest alternate activities, just let us know.
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