Patrick Nolan: Patrick got his start instructing in 2007 as a hockey and power skating instructor, working for various private and public organizations over the years (Edges on Ice, Power Unlimited, Saanich Parks & Rec, Saanich Minor Hockey, Westshore Rec, PSP Naden), and he still enjoys working as a power skating instructor to this day, after all, he learned a lot and hockey’s pretty great. But he’s obsessed with being outdoors, and in 2010 he got the opportunity to combine his instructing skill set with one of his favorite sports, mountain biking.
Patrick grew up mountain biking in Port McNeil, Powell River, and later on, Victoria, and is stoked that he’s still at it some 20 years later. With a post-secondary education in sport and fitness leadership and training through NCCP and ZEP Techniques in Whistler, Patrick has worked hard to achieve a level of professionalism and expertise in the field of mountain biking.
Justin Wolfe: Justin started instructing and guiding in 2010 and has since sought out professional training through ZEP to enhance his abilities. He is currently finishing up his BSFL degree at Camosun and works as a certified strength and conditioning coach. Justin doesn’t limit himself just to mountain biking, he is also an avid Cyclocross Racer and Marathon runner.
His background in fitness and training gives Justin a strong ability to meet riders where they’re at, determine their needs and fitness abilities, and work with them to create the best outcomes. His friendly nature and positive attitude make him a fantastic person to be around out on the trails, and a great instructor and guide
David Lynch: David Lynch has a lifetime of biking experience, he began riding and racing bmx bicycles when he was six years old and has been seen riding just about anything with two wheels and a chain from that point on. David first started mountain biking over twenty years ago and never looked back, since then he’s developed his coaching skill sets through both soccer and mountain biking respectively. With his personable nature and strong communication skills, David is an excellent addition to the Nolan Riding team and has spent the time to become professionally certified, holding his level 1 & 2 MBIT Mountain Bike instructor/guide certification as well as his OFA level 1 first aid.