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.
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.
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)
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.