ABOUT US

Get to know the philosophies, principles and members that make up the TNT Junior Development Cycling Program

OUR MISSION

To inspire the youth of the Truckee/North Tahoe area through mountain biking.

OUR VISION

TNT will achieve its mission by using the mountain bike as a means for its members to sustain a healthy lifestyle; develop social and sportsmanship skills; build confidence as an individual and as an entity greater than one’s self; to understand and participate in advocacy and stewardship; appreciate the need and value in volunteer and civic work, to provide opportunity where it might not exist. TNT intends to help develop these assets in their members, to help them build a sense of character and ethic as adolescents with which to carry on into adult lives

OUR VALUES

RECEIVE

Respect: For one’s self, team, colleagues, coaches, parents, community

Educate: Use the mountain bike as a means to expose members to people and places, events and experiences

Challenge: Individuals and club set and achieve goals, improve and excel fitness, knowledge and ability, to understand and enjoy bike mechanics, to develop skills that will serve members as adolescents and as adults.

Empower: Members to pursue a lifestyle that is active and rewarding

Inspire: Curiosity, compassion and selflessness

Validate: The efforts, motivation, goals and needs of members

Enjoy: Adventure driven cycling  by controlling ego and fear

 
OUR MISSION

To inspire the youth of the Truckee/North Tahoe area through mountain biking.

OUR VISION

TNT will achieve its mission by using the bicycle as a means for its members to sustain a healthy lifestyle; develop social and sportsmanship skills; build confidence as an individual and as an entity greater than one’s self; to understand and participate in advocacy and stewardship; appreciate the need and value in volunteer and civic work, to provide opportunity where it might not exist. TNT intends to help develop these assets in their members, to help them build a sense of character and ethic as adolescents with which to carry on into adult lives.

OUR VALUES

RECEIVE

Respect: For one’s self, team, colleagues, coaches, parents, community

Educate: Use the mountain bike as a means to expose members to people and places, events and experiences

Challenge: Individuals and club set and achieve goals, improve and excel fitness, knowledge and ability, to understand and enjoy bike mechanics, to develop skills that will serve members as adolescents and as adults.

Empower: Members to pursue a lifestyle that is active and rewarding

Inspire: Curiosity, compassion and selflessness

Validate: The efforts, motivation, goals and needs of members

Enjoy: Adventure driven cycling  by controlling ego and fear

 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Phil started racing Mountain Bikes in 1998. He has a true passion for riding and racing bikes and am very happy to pass along that to our Student Athletes as riding bikes is an activity that will stay with you for life. Former IMBA 1 and 2 Level Mountain Bike Instructor at Specialized Bike Academy Mountain Bike Instructor at NorthStar California. Current NICA Nevada League Director and former Nevada League Coach Supporter where he has trained and certified over 300 Coaches in NICA. Phil races Road, Mountain and Cyclocross for an Elite Masters Racing team: ThirstyBear Cycling p/b Star, winning the 2019 California Masters MTB State Championship and taking 4th at the 2019 USA MTB Masters Nationals. Contact Phil at phil@rideontnt.org

President

Phil Hynes
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A few years after moving to the US from the UK for work, Sian found her way to Truckee in 2013 where she now lives with her husband Dennis and 4 rescued huskies. Sian discovered mountain biking in the Bay Area and quickly pivoted to a successful MTB racing career. She is a 3-time XTERRA off-road triathlon age-group national champion, competed in the world championships (placing 4th), and is a 4-time Leadville 100 MTB competitor.  You may also find her competing in gravel biking, open water swimming and trail running events. She co-founded Bike Like a Girl, a non-profit focused on getting more girls on bikes in underserved communities and schools.  She is also an IMBA/BICP Level 2 certified mountain bike coach. As a TNT board member and coach, Sian sees this as another opportunity to give back to the community, noting the important life skills she has learned through biking and competing. 

Operations

Sian Crespo
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Kim has lived and worked in the Tahoe Basin for 20+ years. She currently resides in North Lake Tahoe with her husband and son, and has coached with the North Tahoe Lakers Mountain Bike Team since 2018 when her son was in 6th grade. After coaching with TNT in 2019, Kim joined the TNT Board as Treasurer and enjoys watching our youth gain skills, stewardship, and confidence through mountain biking. Kim enjoys outdoor adventures year round whether on foot, bike, snowboard, or in the water.

Treasurer

Kim Boyd
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Kimberly and her family moved to Truckee in 2018. As a Bay Area native, she grew up frequently vacationing in the Lake Tahoe area. Her love of the outdoors led her to many mountain-based adventures including hiking the John Muir Trail and scaling a handful of peaks in California, Oregon and Ecuador.  Although she enjoys a fast-paced technology career in the Bay Area, her heart is in the mountains. Kimberly’s favorite sports include mountain biking, waterskiing, paddle boarding, x-country skiing, snowboarding or a simple hike in the woods. Kimberly is excited to bring expertise from her professional career, coupled with her passion for mountain biking to help provide local students the opportunity to explore nature and pursue health & fitness as part of TNT.

Community Liaison

Kimberly Baird
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Nate started mountain biking on the Central Coast in Montana de Oro State Park at a time when land managers weren’t sure that bikes had a place on park system trails.  As a result, he quickly became involved with the local IMBA affiliate and trail work has been a part of his mountain bike experience to this day. With biking booming, he hopes to share the message, sometimes you gotta pay to play, with our local developing riders.

Trail Stewardship

Nate Hanson
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Secretary

Kim Ligman
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Glenn loves riding bikes. From MTB racing to epic adventures--it’s all guided by the mantra #ridetoexplore. With a passion for building the biking community, Glenn brings over two decades of experience as an endurance coach and athlete and has long been engaged in efforts to promote an active lifestyle through cycling while earning several coaching certifications along the way. Glenn has been part of the North Tahoe community for over 25 years and lives in Tahoe City with his wife and son, and a daughter off in college. In addition to cycling, Glenn enjoys pretty much anything that gets him outside exploring with friends and family.

North Tahoe Coordinator

Glenn Rawlinson
COACHES

 

RYAN FOWLER -

The only thing I love more than riding my bike is sharing the experience with other like-minded people. I've met more acquaintances and life-long friends as a result of our cycling community and getting our youth out on bikes is one of the healthiest ways to pay it forward.

RYAN FOWLER

JON MITCHELL

I fell in love with mountain biking at age 12 in upstate New York. My wife and I moved to Truckee in 2006 and have two young girls who enjoy everything this awesome community has to offer.  When I'm not playing in the mountains I'm a civil engineer and am fortunate to be planning, designing, and constructing new trails from class 1 bike paths to single track trails. Contact Jon at mitchekb@gmail.com

JON MITCHELL

 

JIM EASTERBROOK -

Jim's passion for the outdoors has led him to adventure racing in Chile's Patagonia, mountain biking through South America, climbing in Thailand, mountain bike racing in Costa Rica, ski touring in Europe, heli skiing in Alaska and simply adventuring all over the Sierra. Jim brings to the TNT board a love for seeing kids on bicycles. Contact Jim at: jeasterbrook@rideontnt.org

JIM EASTERBROOK
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PHIL HYNES -

Phil started racing Mountain Bikes in 1998 and has not looked back yet. He has a true passion for riding and racing bikes and am very happy to pass along that to our Student Athletes as riding bikes is an activity that will stay with you for life. I am a current IMBA Level 1 & 2 Mountain Bike Instructor. Contact Phil at phil@rideontnt.org

PHIL HYNES

 

RICH MAILE -

My name is Rich Maile and I've been riding bikes for half a century. My passion for bike riding and racing never stops growing and I am always excited to share that with others. Contact Rich at richmaile@gmail.com

RICH MAILE

JESSI ERNST -

I am a Physical Education and Health teacher at North Tahoe High School and resident of Truckee. My goals as a physical educator have always been to expose kids to fitness activities that are "outside the box". Not only does mountain biking promote skills development, excellence, teamwork and professionalism but it also teaches respect for the community, environment and the importance of being an advocate for environmental conservation. Contact Jessi at jessi@rideontnt.org

JESSI ERNST

SARAH KRAMMEN

Every time I ride a bike I can’t help smiling! I hope to share that joy with our Truckee youth to love the sport of mountain biking too!

Contact Sarah at: sarah@rideontnt.org

SARAH KRAMMEN

BLAKE BOCKIUS -

I’m currently a member of the Giant Co-Factory Off-Road Team and own and operate Bocko Construction Inc.  My wife and I have lived in the Tahoe/Truckee area for 30+ years and our two children grew up with a big exposure to the outdoors. I continue to race mountain bikes today and specialize in ultra-endurance and bikepack racing. Mountain biking is my passion, but I also enjoy other forms of outdoor recreation, such as alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, backpacking and paddle boarding. Contact Blake at bbockius@gmail.com

BLAKE BOCKIUS

DYLAN RENN -

With a love for riding for as long as he can remember, and a comprehensive understanding of the technicalities of mountain biking, I transitioned from professional racing to coaching professionally. He is passionate about mountain biking and shares his enthusiasm and professional experience with those he coaches. Contact Dylan at asingletrackmind.com@gmail.com 

DYLAN RENN
COACHES: IF YOU HAVE RADIOS OR FIRST AID KITS FROM PREVIOUS SEASONS, PLEASE LET US KNOW BY FILLING OUT THIS INVENTORY FORM - THANK YOU!
 
VOLUNTEERS
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OUR SPONSORS

Countless thanks go out to our local bike shop & community sponsors. 

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Speak directly with staff from the local shops listed below for specific details related to TNT support & discounts on bikes, parts & labor. Remember, discounts are reserved for TNT athletes & coaches only (not family members).

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BIKE SHOP!

BIKE SHOP PARTNERS
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COMMUNITY SPONSORS & PARTNERS
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