COACHES AND STAFF

  Erica Tingey    Erica  is head coach and founder of Women in the Mountains. She is  a certified  Professional Mountain Bike Instructor (PMBIA ) in addition to being a USA cycling coach. Erica  has been teaching skills clinics since 2011 and has worked with hundreds of athletes! Working with beginners to pro racers, she has been able to connect with every level of rider to help them build on their skills progression. Erica raced mountain bikes professionally from 2010 to 2017. She raced to the front of the field to secure multiple podiums on the National level over her career and raced several international World Cups on the mountain bike.  She won 2 Masters National Championship titles on the road (Time Trial and Road Race). She and her husband have a 9-year old son and call Park City, Utah home.  She is  supported by  JAMIS bicycles  for the 6th season in a row. With a great support crew and loving family, she is able to travel around the country and the world fulfilling her dreams and sharing her passion for cycling.         

Erica Tingey

Erica is head coach and founder of Women in the Mountains. She is  a certified Professional Mountain Bike Instructor (PMBIA) in addition to being a USA cycling coach. Erica  has been teaching skills clinics since 2011 and has worked with hundreds of athletes! Working with beginners to pro racers, she has been able to connect with every level of rider to help them build on their skills progression. Erica raced mountain bikes professionally from 2010 to 2017. She raced to the front of the field to secure multiple podiums on the National level over her career and raced several international World Cups on the mountain bike.  She won 2 Masters National Championship titles on the road (Time Trial and Road Race). She and her husband have a 9-year old son and call Park City, Utah home.  She is  supported by JAMIS bicycles for the 6th season in a row. With a great support crew and loving family, she is able to travel around the country and the world fulfilling her dreams and sharing her passion for cycling.

 

 

 

  Lynda Wallenfels     Lynda has been coaching mountain bikers for 22 years and has loved every minute of it! She is owner and bossy head coach at  LW Coaching  and maintains coaching certifications at USA Cycling, PMBIA and NICA. Her tag line is mom-coach-racer, not always in that order. Her favorite part of coaching mountain bike skills clinics is seeing the joy explosion in ladies when they learn new skills they thought were out of their reach! Lynda and her company LW Coaching partner with Women in the Mountains at desert clinics and select mountain clinics.

Lynda Wallenfels  

Lynda has been coaching mountain bikers for 22 years and has loved every minute of it! She is owner and bossy head coach at LW Coaching and maintains coaching certifications at USA Cycling, PMBIA and NICA. Her tag line is mom-coach-racer, not always in that order. Her favorite part of coaching mountain bike skills clinics is seeing the joy explosion in ladies when they learn new skills they thought were out of their reach! Lynda and her company LW Coaching partner with Women in the Mountains at desert clinics and select mountain clinics.

  Kristen Lane   Long time ski instructor.  Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist & Personal Trainer.  She gets stoked on helping students discover new talents and abilities.  A natural teacher, Kristen takes a student-centered approach to introducing mountain biking skills with an eye towards safety and fun. Languages: Spanish Other certs: CPR/AED  Kristen coaches beginner clinics in Park City.

Kristen Lane

Long time ski instructor.  Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist & Personal Trainer.  She gets stoked on helping students discover new talents and abilities.  A natural teacher, Kristen takes a student-centered approach to introducing mountain biking skills with an eye towards safety and fun. Languages: Spanish Other certs: CPR/AED

Kristen coaches beginner clinics in Park City.

  Christine Dern   Christine has been riding bikes for 15 years. She has traveled the world with her bike and loves sharing her enthusiasm. She is willing to try any feature and any trail.   "Biking found me about 15 years ago. I never could have known how it would change my life. After not touching a bike since early childhood, biking was the hardest thing to learn but it taught me that anything is possible and everyone can learn to ride a bike. I think this is the attitude that has led me into the world of coaching. I have been coaching in various forms off and on for the last 5 years.I love sharing my knowledge and excitement for all areas of biking with others. There is magic in the moment when your brain shifts from "I can't" or "I will never", from impossible to possible. I experience this almost every time I go out on my bike, always learning, always growing. For me, it's the mix of everything - the uphill, the downhill, the jumping - connecting myself to the bike to the trail, it feels like finding Neverland.   While studying for my BS in Applied Math at the U of U I would spend weekends and summers riding and tried some DH racing early on but didn't get into racing until 2011 when I took a year off to travel and race. I moved up to pro in DH within my first year of racing and competed mostly in western US races, earning podium spots for most races I entered, including some international races in Peru and Mexico. Bike racing led to a thirst for traveling and riding in new places so racing faded and personal adventures took over. "  Christine  coaches intermediate and advanced clinics in Park City, Bootleg Canyon, and New Zealand.

Christine Dern

Christine has been riding bikes for 15 years. She has traveled the world with her bike and loves sharing her enthusiasm. She is willing to try any feature and any trail. 

"Biking found me about 15 years ago. I never could have known how it would change my life. After not touching a bike since early childhood, biking was the hardest thing to learn but it taught me that anything is possible and everyone can learn to ride a bike. I think this is the attitude that has led me into the world of coaching. I have been coaching in various forms off and on for the last 5 years.I love sharing my knowledge and excitement for all areas of biking with others. There is magic in the moment when your brain shifts from "I can't" or "I will never", from impossible to possible. I experience this almost every time I go out on my bike, always learning, always growing. For me, it's the mix of everything - the uphill, the downhill, the jumping - connecting myself to the bike to the trail, it feels like finding Neverland. 

While studying for my BS in Applied Math at the U of U I would spend weekends and summers riding and tried some DH racing early on but didn't get into racing until 2011 when I took a year off to travel and race. I moved up to pro in DH within my first year of racing and competed mostly in western US races, earning podium spots for most races I entered, including some international races in Peru and Mexico. Bike racing led to a thirst for traveling and riding in new places so racing faded and personal adventures took over. "

Christine  coaches intermediate and advanced clinics in Park City, Bootleg Canyon, and New Zealand.

  Shelly Wedge   Trained and experienced in a variety of learning environments, she has contributed to a number of innovative and effective programs. My path has progressed through the classrooms of typical public schools to the special challenges of students and families serving in the armed services, and then on to special needs facilities where my focus centered on developing unique, individual education plans. She is also a mom (two daughters), and the wife of a U.S. Marine, now a technology executive. She has coached skiing, gymnastics, freestyle ski jumping, swimming, and currently serve as the lead coach for Basin Recreation Center’s adult and youth mountain bike programs. In addition, she leads weekly mountain bike rides for ‘At Risk’ youth for the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective. She is PSIA and IMBA Certified, collectively for the past 12 years. In every aspect of life, she has sought to engage and encourage people to grasp and express their gifts and talents.   Shelly coaches beginner and intermediate clinics in Park City.

Shelly Wedge

Trained and experienced in a variety of learning environments, she has contributed to a number of innovative and effective programs. My path has progressed through the classrooms of typical public schools to the special challenges of students and families serving in the armed services, and then on to special needs facilities where my focus centered on developing unique, individual education plans. She is also a mom (two daughters), and the wife of a U.S. Marine, now a technology executive. She has coached skiing, gymnastics, freestyle ski jumping, swimming, and currently serve as the lead coach for Basin Recreation Center’s adult and youth mountain bike programs. In addition, she leads weekly mountain bike rides for ‘At Risk’ youth for the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective. She is PSIA and IMBA Certified, collectively for the past 12 years. In every aspect of life, she has sought to engage and
encourage people to grasp and express their gifts and talents. 

Shelly coaches beginner and intermediate clinics in Park City.

  Abby Railton   Abby  is a through-and-through Park City local who spends more time on our trails than just about anywhere else. If  she isn't pedaling, chances are, she is talking about it, reading about it, or convincing other women to throw their leg over the saddle and try it themselves.   Abby is our  creative brain, she spends a lot of time with a camera in  her hand  and runs our social and marketing activities.

Abby Railton

Abby  is a through-and-through Park City local who spends more time on our trails than just about anywhere else. If  she isn't pedaling, chances are, she is talking about it, reading about it, or convincing other women to throw their leg over the saddle and try it themselves. 

Abby is our  creative brain, she spends a lot of time with a camera in  her hand  and runs our social and marketing activities.

  Lauren DeVries   Lauren grew up in the Salt Lake Valley and discovered a love for the outdoors at a young age. Lauren began skiing and rock climbing at age 4, backpacking by age 9 and later started mountain biking at age 12. She quickly developed a deep love and devotion to bikes. While she appreciates all forms of outdoor sports, mountain biking has become a way of life. Lauren says that riding her bike in the mountains truly makes her feel whole and alive. She loves riding her bike anywhere, but Park City trails have a special place in her heart. She has ridden hundreds and hundreds of miles in Park City, Utah. Lauren has also ridden her bike all over Utah and some areas in Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming, Arizona and Idaho. She is passionate about inspiring other women to ride. Lauren has always encouraged her female friends and cohorts to ride and give mountain biking a chance. She often volunteered herself to help teach or just be a friend to other female riders getting started. She loves the idea of creating a space for women to learn correct technique to increase their riding skills.  Lauren is the glue that keeps us all together. She runs the back office operations with complete ease and organization.   

Lauren DeVries

Lauren grew up in the Salt Lake Valley and discovered a love for the outdoors at a young age. Lauren began skiing and rock climbing at age 4, backpacking by age 9 and later started mountain biking at age 12. She quickly developed a deep love and devotion to bikes. While she appreciates all forms of outdoor sports, mountain biking has become a way of life. Lauren says that riding her bike in the mountains truly makes her feel whole and alive. She loves riding her bike anywhere, but Park City trails have a special place in her heart. She has ridden hundreds and hundreds of miles in Park City, Utah. Lauren has also ridden her bike all over Utah and some areas in Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming, Arizona and Idaho. She is passionate about inspiring other women to ride. Lauren has always encouraged her female friends and cohorts to ride and give mountain biking a chance. She often volunteered herself to help teach or just be a friend to other female riders getting started. She loves the idea of creating a space for women to learn correct technique to increase their riding skills.

Lauren is the glue that keeps us all together. She runs the back office operations with complete ease and organization.