Meet Our Biking Guides

We are:

Certified Wilderness First Responders

Incredible Cooks & Certified Food Handlers

Passionate Riders & Skilled Mechanics

Friendliest, Most Fun Loving Guides in the Biz

ASHLEY KORENBLAT

What inspires you to take people on bike vacations?

Everybody feels better when they get outside!

Your Hometown:

Moab, Utah

You can always find these 5 things in my pack:

Clif shots--my favorite, something salty like pretzels, arnica--it really works for bruises, at least 5 chapsticks and 3 sunscreens

What is the most fun you have had on 2-wheels?

Every Western Spirit trip. Really. It is just so fun to be out with the whole day to ride and a guaranteed opportunity to relax and see the sunset.

What is your claim to fame?

Advocate for public lands.

I beat Missy Giove in a dual Slalom and I saved the Slickrock Trail from oil and gas development.


MARK SEVENOFF

What inspires you to take people on bike vacations?

Meeting folks from all walks of life that share a passion for the outdoors is enlightening -especially in our day and age. The fact that we get to do it through cycling just makes it that much more fun!

Your Hometown:

Moab, Utah

You can always find these 5 things in my pack:

Two spare tubes, lighter, tp, advil, snacks

What is the most fun you have had on 2-wheels?

#breauxdureaux (check the # on IG for deets)

What is your claim to fame?

Ashley's husband!

Mark bikepacking the Colorado Trail.


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Natalie Flower

What inspires you to take people on bike vacations?

I think that riding bikes is the best experience on the planet and I love to sharing that with people.

Your Hometown:

Prescott, Arizona

You can always find these 5 things in my pack:

SNACKS, sunscreen, tools, a mini coke, and my handy wind breaker

What is the most fun you have had on 2-wheels?

Riding my bike from Portland to San Diego

Do you have a trailname?

Marge is the name and she loves to go bowling.

Natalie loading up the shuttle in Sun Valley.


Justina Liss

What inspires you to take people on bike vacations?

Sharing a love of bikes and the experience of being in the backcountry.

Your Hometown:

Bark River, Michigan (in da U.P., eh?)

You can always find these 5 things in my pack:

Water, Clif bars, lifetime supply of sunscreen, multitool, and many band-aids

What is the most fun you have had on 2-wheels?

Discovering trails in Moab my first season in the desert.

What is your claim to fame?

I probably hold the world record for fastest double braids.


Libby Lutz

What inspires you to take people on bike vacations?

Educating people about the great outdoors and why it is so important to be a steward of our public lands! Also, getting to bird while riding a bike is pretty awesome.

Your Hometown:

Denver, CO

You can always find these 5 things in my pack:

Water, fruit snacks, sunscreen, raincoat, and chapstick

Most fun you have had on 2 wheels? 

Riding around Winter Park with friends and dogs!

What is your claim to fame? 

Probably being the weird bird girl...


MATT GRADY

What inspires you to take people on bike vacations?

For the opportunities to share remote experiences with people.

Your Hometown:

Athens, Georgia

You can always find these 5 things in my pack:

Sunscreen, tools, all the snacks.

What is the most fun you have had on 2-wheels?

Colorado or Idaho trips

Matt's "map talk" in Sedona Arizona.


Willie Sloop

What inspires you to take people on bike vacations?

I love being with people away from the distractions of daily life. Getting to know our guests in the theater of bikes, nature, fun and food provides a unique way to unwind. Our trips are really about these four things, nothing else really matters out there.

Your Hometown:

Portland Oregon

You can always find these 5 things in my pack:

Snacks, Snacks, Snacks, Snacks, Snacks.

What is your favorite camp recipe?

Fried chick, mashed potatoes, collard greens...


SEAN HAYES

What inspires you to take people on bike vacations?

Because everyone needs a bike vacation... even if you don't you do.

Your Hometown:

Harleysville, Pennsylvania

You can always find these 5 things in my pack:

13mo old cliff bar, orange peels, and a First Aid Kit

What is the most fun you have had on 2-wheels?

Shreddin' the Red!

What is your claim to fame?

Time Magazine cover.

Sean making something delicious.


Adam Rosenfeld

What inspires you to take people on bike vacations?

Showing people our amazing public lands and educating and empowering them to respect and protect them.

Your Hometown:

London, England

You can always find these 5 things in my pack:

Margarita flavor Clif blocks, all the tubes, all the water, pocket bacon, pocket hot dogs

What is the most fun you have had on 2-wheels?

Winning races!

What is your claim to fame?

World's heaviest hardtail mountain bike! The blue whale.


ROB LUTHER

What inspires you to take people on bike vacations?

It's great sharing what I enjoy most with other people, seeing peoples' reactions to a stunning, remote piece of backcountry is incredibly rewarding.

Your Hometown:

Ilion, New York

You can always find these 5 things in my pack:

Water, first aid, duct tape, multi-tool and a rain coat.

What is the most fun you have had on 2-wheels?

Road trips from CO to BC riding all the trails along the way.

Do you have a trail name?

The Sizzler. You'll have to ask Tim or Sean for the story...


KATE PEARCE

What inspires you to take people on bike vacations?

I think the best way to explore beautiful places is on two wheels. Getting to facilitate that experience for folks from all over the world is so rewarding!

Your Hometown:

Marquette, Michigan

You can always find these 5 things in my pack:

At least one week old smooshed PB & J, First Aid Kit, Zip ties galore, emergency Snickers bar, RAIN JACKET - 'cause when you are prepared for rain, it usually doesnt!!

What is the most fun you have had on 2-wheels?

Sunset Capitan Ahab laps here in Moab with a good crew are pretty hard to beat....

What is your claim to fame?

Working at Western Spirit for 5 years and never getting a nickname from my co-guides.

Kate in the mountains.


ZOE SCANLON

Home Town: Flagstaff, Arizona

Favorite Dutch oven recipe: Hands down, Lasagna!

Most fun you have had on 2 wheels: The day I flew over my handlebars and dented my helmet on the Girdner trail in Sedona. That part wasn't exactly what you would call fun, the fun part was the rest of that ride and every ride since. After that crash I thought to myself "that really wasn't that bad" and discarded the fear that was holding me back. That was the day I found flow.

Claim to fame: I have been to more countries than I have been to states.

What do you do when not riding: I use my feet, a backpack, a harness, skis or a boat to search for the beautiful places few others have found.


LIZ SCHWAB

Home Town: Saratoga Springs, New York.

Favorite Dutch oven recipe: 4lbs of bacon.

Most fun you have had on 2 wheels: Racing bikes for Fort Lewis.

Claim to fame: Cooking minute rice in 55 seconds.

What do you do when not riding: Skiing uphill and downhill, EMS!


SAM SHERER

Home Town: Jamestown, RI

Favorite Dutch oven recipe: Anything...it's all tasty

Most fun you have had on 2 wheels: San Juan high country... Oh boy...

Claim to fame: I can fix that.

What do you do when not riding: Concocting new taco combinations, skiing powder and ogling over new gear.


WESTON SHIREY

What inspires you to take people on bike vacations?

Unplugging from the day to day and plugging into nature is a core value of mine. I love to share unbelievable views, rides, and food in nature with anyone I can.

Your Hometown:

Park City, Utah

You can always find these 5 things in my pack:

Snacks, layers, first aid, pumps, and tools.

What is the most fun you have had on 2-wheels?

Party shreds are my jam. Anytime I can get a solid group of friends on single track is a win; and après is a must.

What is your claim to fame?

I like to ride bikes A LOT, and I like to ride them real fast.

What is your signature camp recipe?

I love them all but I think my dutch oven lasagna still takes the cake.

Wes checking the view just outside of Moab.


MARK TAYLOR

What inspires you to take people on bike vacations?

I love bringing people out into the backcountry and exposing people to our beautiful public lands.

Your Hometown:

Detroit, Michigan

You can always find these 5 things in my pack:

Med kit, pump, multi tool, water and pocket bacon

What is the most fun you have had on 2-wheels?

Anytime on 2-wheels.

What is your claim to fame?

People like my hair.


Laura Long

What inspires you to take people on bike vacations?

There's a quote that goes something like.. you know.. by that one guy... ? haha...

But seriously, cycling has brought so many good things into my life. An awesome community, immersion in nature, new places, new challenges, freedom and simplicity, good health, and pure fun (both types!) to name a few. Everyone should have access to this and taking people on bike vacations allows me to be a part of it.

Your Hometown:

Green Oaks, Illinois

You can always find these 5 things in my pack:

Sunscreen, water, snacks (most likely a Snickers), photos of the fam, and a journal or notepad

What is the most fun you have had on 2-wheels?

So my dad, brother and I rented mountain bikes in Phoenix one afternoon. The singletrack was fun, but the ride back from the trailhead was by far the best part of the day. The sky was a lit in an orangey-purple that only existed for for an hour. The air was warm, breezy and fresh. I remember cruising downhill on buttery pavement through the neighborhood singing "Handlebars" by the Flobots - all hands proudly raised high off the bars, of course. We made it back to the rental trailer with perfect timing and in high spirits. Moments like this are the most fun on two wheels!

What is your claim to fame?

I'm born on the luckiest day of the year!


Jamie Marshall

Wait...You're the mechanic!

Yes! While I do spend a lot of time in the backcountry, one of my first jobs was working at a bike shop. I worked at a bike shop while I was in college too, and somehow I am a mechanic once again here at Western Spirit. Bikes manage to keep pulling me back into the shop and I wouldn’t want it any other way. 5 points if you can guess my college degree.

What inspires you to ride bikes?

Growing up in Moab, mountain biking was inevitable. However, I really only became serious about riding when I started racing in high school where it quickly became part of my every day life. I have many friendships forged through riding with complete strangers, and more great memories while on a bike than I can count. It doesn’t matter if there is bad weather, if I’m having a bad day, or if I’m riding alone; any day spent on two wheels is a reason to smile.

Your Hometown:

While I was born outside of Utah, Moab has been my home for nearly 20 years.

You can always find these 5 things in my pack:

Shock Pump, Tire Pump, and CO2. You’ll never find me without air! I suppose I have water and snacks too.

What is your claim to fame?

I have a faster lap time than our boss Mark S. on Daves Trail, a local downhill trail.