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Ryan Leech Connection, based out of Vancouver, BC Canada, offers adult oriented, comprehensive and effective online mountain bike skill training courses with interactive coach and ambassador support.

We believe in mountain biking as a lifelong passion, so incredible care is taken to combine step-by-step theory and drills with physical and mental fitness practices. Our mantra Trail - Bike - Body - Mind informs and inspires all the content we produce.

Ryan Leech established this online coaching platform in 2012 as a place to share the skills he developed during his 20 year career as a professional mountain biker.


Ryan Leech - Founder & Head Coach

Through his twenty year long career as a pro mountain biker, Ryan performed thousands of stunt shows around the world with clients such as Cirque du Soleil, IMBA, and Crankworx. Ryan has been coaching mtn bikers since age sixteen. As an avid explorer of human potential, Ryan earned his certification as an Integral Master Coach™ which has radically influenced his ability to design adult oriented mtn bike skill curriculums. Ryan created the Trials-of-Life school presentation sharing his passion for riding at hundreds of course. As a certified yoga instructor, he designed the Ride & Reach program, blending yoga & mountain biking with a retreat style learning vibe. Ryan’s dedication and love of mountain biking is stronger than ever and with his world renown and versatile riding abilities and reputation in the industry, it makes him one of the strongest ambassadors for the sport.

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Team

Meet our international and passionate team of ambassadors and coaches!

Russ Risdon - Coach

Russ has been an avid traveler through-out North America riding all the best bike parks and trails – mountain biking has fueled hi...

Elaine Bothe - Coach

Elaine is a lifetime enthusiast, teaching herself to ride on a borrowed bike at age 4. She eventually found her true passion in the dirt learnin...

Jeffrey Neitlich - Curriculum Expert

At age 51, he came across a promo for Ryan’s 30 Day Wheelie Challenge, and decided – why not! Three months later he was riding Wheel...

Jeff Mah - Yoga Instructor

Jeff Mah has been teaching for over 15 years and lives at the intersection of art, science and spirit. Based in Canmore, AB, he...

Andy Dow - Mental Fitness & Yoga Coach

Andrew has spent his life finding freedom through riding his bike. He recently moved to the small coastal community of Lund BC to raise his youn...

Wacek Kipsak - Ambassador & Artistic Director

Wacek shares his passion for mountain biking through not only loads of riding, but through artwork and writing. He's well known on Pinkbike and ...

Rob Walcer - Ambassador

Rob is an avid mountain biker and enjoys personal exploration and growth through cycling. Within his local community he is deeply involv...

Josh Shulman - Ambassador

Born in Ontario, settled in B.C. Casual bike rider for most of my life and spent 15 yrs in the culinary industry before being offered an opportu...

Dustin Sharp - Ambassador

Professionally, I am a university professor. I teach international human rights and have a long history of working in Sub-Saharan Africa. I work...

Griff Wigley - Ambassador

Griff Wigley, Mountain Bike Geezer, is an avid year-round mountain biker, and is a dedicated practicer wanting to learn right a...

Lindsey Colla - Ambassador

Hi my name is Lindsey, Mountain biker, Muni cyclist and Yogi, I have a trials back ground with 12 years of competitive riding and during those y...

Sally Marchand Collins - Ambassador

Sally regularly transforms herself from a diminutive uptown hairdresser to a singletrack-shredding she-beast. In her first season as a professio...

Carl Roe - Ambassador Liaison

Carl first tried mountain biking in 2007 and immediately abandoned the peloton. For 7 years he attacked the trails with roadie zeal, Lycra clad,...

Tom Hutton - Ambassador

Tom is a self-confessed bike geek, map geek and lover of wild places, and he's been mountain biking for 30 years now - exploring pretty much eve...

Gold Industry Partners

Ryan has developed long term partnerships during his time as a pro mountain biker, and those relationships have continued with this awesome online learning community.

In my senior years as a cycling industry pro athlete, ambassador, and advocate, I have the freedom to choose who I represent. I choose Shimano. I have visited their factory in Japan, have conversed and partied with their engineers, and experienced the pride and love they put in to their product. It shines through not only in the jewerly like appearance of their product, but in the crisp and unarguable functionality of their equipment. Though Shimano is a large company, they maintain a family vibe, and I am proud to continue contributing in my own small way to the big family company that drives most bikes on this planet.

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Norco has supported my journey from young hot-shot trials kid to the introspective bicycle loving man I am today. Their staff have groomed me, influenced me, shared their passion for bikes with me. This company has been a family for me, they’ve opened doors, created opportunities, and co-created the Ryan Leech brand with me. Young bicycle talent simply cannot carve a career from their skills without dedicated industry support, Norco has done that for me, and I am forever grateful.
 
 

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Silver Partners

As a mountain biking grom in high school, I’d dream about having a Marzocchi suspension fork. Now, I have the privilege of inspiring that dream into the next generation of young rippers! My riding interests have exploded in recent years, so I’m delighted to drape my trials bikes, enduro bike, XC 29″ hard tail, 650b hardtail play bike, and All Mountain 4″ travel ripper with the best suspension platform on the market. It’s a delight to strengthen the Leech/Marzocchi connection after a few years of riding other companies products.

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Bronze Partners

Ryan Leech Connection Skill Coaching Membership

An all-access pass to hundreds of tutorials. High quality, step-by-step mountain bike skill coaching that works. 30 day money back gaurantee. Monthly cost less than a few post ride beers.

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