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I love teaching beginners to mountain bike! I have been riding, leading rides for groups, and teaching beginners since 2011. 

After becoming an IMBA certified Ride Guide in 2014, I obtained Level 2 Basic Skills Instructor certification through their ICP program in December of 2015. I also hold a current certificate in Wilderness First Aid and CPR.

I was the VP of West Coast Mountain Bikers for 3 years and an integral member of Girls Rock, a Santa Cruz women's mountain biking community, for over a year during its early stages.

Today, I work for my local bike shop-Bicycle Trip in Santa Cruz, I am a brand ambassador for Liv, and I continue to share my knowlege and experience while teaching basic technical mountain biking skills with a focus on descending- and fun!

 Testimonials

Great day learning some MTN Bike tips with Krista Lee Gray, trail goddess extraordinaire! Fantastic day! I now know what I need to work on! Thank you!!-Rebecca J.   4/2016

 

Learning skills with Krista's biking class-My confidence in tackling technical descents was way up by the end of the class!- Isabelle C.   4/2016

 

Krista's a great teacher! - Leslie C.   4/2016

 

Krista was fantastic with our beginner’s group! She made everyone feel welcome and included regardless of skill level.  She provided tons of helpful tips throughout our ride as we stopped to session along the way. It is amazing how much better I can climb after Krista’s clinic!  I highly recommend her to anyone looking to increase his or her skills. Cindi K.    6/2016

 

 

 

Krista is a great ride coach especially those wary of technical trails. She breaks down the mechanics to educate and guide her students in thoughtful, friendly and patient steps. Krista shares her ever-expanding knowledge and enthusiasm for bikes, trails and gear with all levels of riders. I love the fun, non-competitive, welcoming vibe every time we ride together. It always ends with a perma-grin! Anna L. 6/2016

 

 

 

 June 7, 2016   I’ve had the good fortune of having private lessons with Krista Gray and can honestly say it has changed my riding skills.  MTB riding is not something you want to start out with bad habits and then painfully retrain your technique.  I had the bike, the gear, but not the skills.  I would watch women on their mountain bikes with such envy and wondered how do you learn that?   I often questioned myself whether I would be good enough, strong enough, fast enough, and coordinated enough?  After a few lessons with Krista and riding with her on group rides, I can honestly say, I have become a confident rider.  Krista teaches you the very basics and builds from that.  She doesn’t make you feel all those negative things you think about in your head when it comes to riding.  Krista builds confidence, coordination, skill, technique and most of all, makes you excited about MTB riding.  

At the end of each lesson, I felt much more confident and in control of my bike.  I now happily shred the trails and hear Krista’s words reminding me of the proper techniques.  Her lessons work, and worth the time and money!  No woman should head out on the trail without having a private lesson with Krista.  Thank you for being part of making my dream come true!  See you on the trails…

 

Nancy

 

 

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