I moved to Eugene, Oregon in 1989 to join a cooperative. Burley Design Cooperative made bicycle trailers for children and cargo, as well as rainwear and tandem bicycles. Most U.S. shops carried us. At one point our west Eugene factory supported over 90 families. That was my second foray into the bicycle industry. I was a fresh MBA. My wife and I had just finished two years serving in the Peace Corps overseas. My job at the co-op was to ship ocean containers filled with Burley trailers internationally. That was a wonderful 10-year career.
Before that, I managed bike shops in California. Bicycle Retail; that was my first foray into the bike trade. I did repairs, sold bikes, offered opinions and did the bank deposits. I loved it. Those were the days of Schwinn Continentals, Peugeot UO8’s and Huffy’s.
With my third bike industry foray, I have created Mountain Crossing MTB a mountain bike services business. I provide services to people who are new to mountain biking – or want to step up their game. I teach operational skills, body/bike interaction and movement. The State of Oregon and the Willamette National Forest have granted me licenses to guide on trails. I also coach and focus on helping athletes develop a strategy for the racing seasons. After having raced MTB XC, cyclocross, road, and time trials since my 20’s, I’ve done tons of training strategy and race preparation.
I’m looking forward to sharing what I know about this wonderful outdoor sport.
If you have questions for Mountain Crossing please complete the form below. Or, contact me directly at 541 520 9370