Mountains Why Cycles | Ambassadors

 

We feel pretty lucky to have teamed up with these rad people- check ’em out below! Why Cycles ambassadors are riders who share our passion for creating awesome experiences on bicycles, whether in a race, a group ride, or a solo, multi-day bikepacking expedition. Bikes are about more than fancy titanium and neat frame features- they’re about improving our lives and the lives of others around us, one pedal stroke at a time. These ambassadors exemplify that attitude to the highest level- so if you see them out on the trail give them a big ol’ high five and check out their sweet Why Cycles bikes that they’re riding.

Pete Basinger

Durango, CO

BIO
One of the most storied, experienced and humble bike packers of our time, Pete was a bike packer before it was cool.  Pete has won the Iditarod trail invitational at lest 6 times, has ridden the tour divide, has won 24 hour single speed worlds, competed in the RAAM at age 19 and was an integral part in developing fat bikes in Alaska.  Most recently Pete set the Baja Divide trail record by riding 1,570 miles in 11 days on his Why Cycles Wayward 29+ bike.
FAVORITE TRAIL
Iditarod sled dog trail (1100 miles in the middle of winter)
LITTLE KNOWN FACT
Pete was Adam Miller’s first bike coach

BIKE SETUP

Why Cycles Wayward-SRAM X01, Industry 9 BC450, RS Pike

Instagram: @pbasinger00

 

"Fixie"Dave Nice

Colorado Springs, CO

BIO

I’m “Fixie” Dave Nice head service guru, wrench, mechanic at Cafe Velo.  I’ve been riding since training wheels but the last 15 years I’ve rarely coasted. I’m obsessed with long distance routes and self supported bikepacking.

FAVORITE TRAIL

Little Creek-SW Utah, Kokopelli trail-CO/UT, Fish creek falls-Steamboat Colorado, Barr trail-Colorado, Whitefish Trail-whitefish Montana.

 

BIKE SETUP

Why Cycles S7-Fixed gear, Rigid Fork

Instagram: @Fixiedave

Facebook: Fixiedave

Kim Murrell

Ocoee, TN

BIO

I am a passionate mountain biker who absolutely loves to ride my bike as much as possible, especially when it comes to bikepacking.  I can also be found occasionally guiding for my friends at Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Get-A-Way.

FAVORITE TRAIL

Hands down Crested Butte and Pisgah!

BIKE SETUP

Why Cycles S7-SRAM XX1 Eagle,  ENVE M60 rims, RS Pike

Instagram: @kimmurrell

Facebook: Kim Jordan Murrell

 

Zenon Sharko

Invermere, BC

BIO
My name is Zenon Sharko, I spend most of my time being a dad to two rad kids and a husband to my beautiful wife. Every other moment past work and family is spent in the backcountry biking, hiking, skiing and camping. I have a history of working as a ski technician for the Canadian ski team and have helped athletes accomplish multiple medals in both Olympics and Xgames.
FAVORITE TRAIL
My favourite ride is “Deja View” A super flowy trail with multiple view points looking over the Columbia Wetlands. One of the worlds largest protected wetlands. And a spectacular view of snow capped glaciers. It’s an unsanctioned trail and may be taken away from riders in the upcoming years, so I ride it as much as possible.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT
I am the Roasting team leader at Kicking Horse Coffee.  I love coffee way past work and usually bring it everywhere.

BIKE SETUP

Why Cycles S7-SRAM X01, Velocity rims, RS Pike

Instagram: @backcountrybarista

Facebook: @backcountrybarista

Twitter: @protestwax

Ben Handrich

Salem, OR

BIO

I spend my days as a high school counselor and Cross Country coach and my afternoons and weekends in the saddle.  While not a fan of reducing oneself to compartmentalized labels, when forced to I self-identify as a Vegan, exercise addict, and mountain biking enthusiast who uses the dark and dreary days of winter to dream up future bikepacking trips for the spring and summer, with a few winter bikepacking mistakes thrown in for good measure.

FAVORITE TRAIL

Black Rock and Shellburg Falls Trail system

BIKE SETUPS

Why Cycles S7-SRAM X01 eagle, Knight Carbon rims, RS Pike

Why Cycles R+-Force Carbon 1x, Reynolds Carbon ATR wheels, ENVE CX1 Fork

Instagram: @pedals_packs_and_pinots

Blog: Pedals packs and pinots

Christian Mannsfeld

Granite Bay, CA

BIO

50 year old guy who has been riding mountain bikes for around ten years.  Work as an ER doctor and medical director, which I love, but my passion is riding bikes.  I have raced all over the world with my mountain bike team out of Costa Rica, Team CoreCo,which is really just a group of guys and girls passionate about mountain biking.

FAVORITE TRAIL

Locally, the Auburn Confluence, Cape Epic and the Whole Enchilada in Moab, UT.

BIKE SETUPS

Why Cycles S7-SRAM XX1 Eagle, Nextie carbon rims, RS-RS1 fork

Why Cycles R+-SRAM Force 1x Carbon, Knight carbon rims, ENVE CX1 fork

 

Andrew Michelin

Colorado Springs, CO

BIO

I’m a mountain biker at heart.  Been riding most of my life and have no plans to change that.  I Live in Colorado, from Colorado, and love Colorado.  I’m still finding new and fun places to ride along with fun and new people to ride with.  Just a happy place to live!

Favorite Trail

It’s got to be the trails on Colorado’s western slope, IE Grand Junction/Fruita in the spring/fall and the Colorado Trail in the summer.  Colorado Springs trails in the winter.

 

BIKE SETUP

Why Cycles S7-SRAM X01, Velocity rims, Fox 34

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

Success!