Tyler: Founder and Head Coach
Tyler started mountain biking when he first moved to Flagstaff over a decade ago, inspired by his father’s passion for the sport. He really fell in love with it at a bike camp that provided him with a solid foundation of skills, enabling him to quickly progress into a competent rider. Tyler enjoys the endless pursuit of growing both mentally and physically that mountain biking provides. When he is not out on the trails in Flagstaff or hanging out with his family, Tyler is usually flying through the skies as a commercial airline pilot. FLYRS is a natural extension of his early aviation career as a flight instructor where he taught people how to FLY. He really enjoys assisting people in their own pursuits of learning and growth. Tyler has earned a Level 2 certification with the Bike Instructor Certification Program (BICP).
Angelina: Co-Founder and Beginner Coach
Angelina started mountain biking in order to enjoy Flagstaff’s forests with her kids. She began quite tentatively, but has continued to hone her skills and confidence by riding with friends, women’s groups, and her family here in Flagstaff. She especially enjoys the mental challenge that accompanies the physical challenge of mountain biking. Angelina is a professor of Education and has spent many years working with students, teachers, and school leaders around issues of diversity. She is committed to ensuring that young people from diverse backgrounds have the opportunity to get outside and try their hand at mountain biking.
Chris: Middle School Coach
Chris began mountain biking as early as high school, but his experience in college exploring the trails of Colorado brought the sport to a prominent place in his life. After relocating to Tucson, Chris became a middle school teacher and incorporated his love of cycling into the curriculum. He also lead several youth oriented events as a board member of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) chapter Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists. Now living in Flagstaff, he teaches middle school and embarked on a new adventure starting a National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) team with his students in Fall 2017.