Passionate About Inspiring Others
Born and raised on two wheels, I have experienced mountain biking from many angles. With over twenty years in the mountain bike industry, my relationship with the bike began with chasing my older siblings around at races and handing out bottles in the feed zone. When the time came, the chasing evolved into joining my sibling behind the tape competing. The first part of my career saw me racing at a national and international level. I was able to claim many titles and some unique and invaluable experience as an instructor today.
Midway through my career, I decided to take a step back from competing. I had so much love for this sport that gave me community, a sense of belonging and raised me to be the strong and determined athlete I am today. But, trying to beat the clock just wasn't for me anymore.
The next season I opted for a different path. I was offered a guiding position with a local women's mountain biking club, and my passion for the sport was immediately reignited by sharing my knowledge and experience with others.
Recognizing that many people are looking for an entry into the sport from a non-competitive angle, I became a certified profressional mountain bike instructor. I launched Minii Adventures Mountain Bike Experiences as a way to build community and a sense of belonging for other riders looking to gain an active and healthy outdoor lifestyle with love for two wheels and the trails.
Pedal forward a few years, I teach full time and am recognized throughout North America for expert instruction. My teaching methods incorporate a relaxed and dynamic approach while encouraging students to smile, curse, and make their own sounds effects as they shred down the trail.
Charlotte (aka Minii)
Owner & Chief Experience Officer
SCHWINN Indoor Cycling Classic Certification
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR (40 HR)