One side benefit of a Magpie Cycling Trip is the informal bike clinic hosted by Mike Holme, Guide Extraordinaire and co-owner of Magpie Cycling Adventures. Whether you are a long time rider, or someone newer to mountain biking, there is likely something to be learned looking over the shoulder of a man with more than 30 years of experience as a bike mechanic. In Mike’s own words: “I started working with bikes in 1982. I have a great love for bikes, and an equal love of sharing my knowledge with other people. I want people to feel empowered to care for their own bikes, and to understand how they work. After all, a bike is an investment, and it will reward its owner with endless enjoyment and challenge, as well as last longer, with some regular attention.”
Mike sees himself as filling a void in the education of a mountain biker: “Too many times to count, I meet people who have purchased a full suspension mountain bike, but have no idea that they can adjust the shocks on their bikes. I can be the person who shines some light on the mystery of your bike.” From learning to fix a flat or a broken chain, to learning how to dial in your suspension, you can gain a little or a lot from Mike Holme. Extra icing on the cake of a Magpie Cycling trip!
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