Meet Our Team

Adam Walker

Adam Walker

Founder / Head Coach

A Canada Cup XC Mountain Bike Champion and former National Road and Mountain Bike Team member, Adam lives at Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, BC.

Adam has lived at resort destinations such as Sun Peaks and Whistler and has worked as a coach and mountain bike guide in the world renowned Whistler Bike Park.

While on the Canadian National Team, Adam had the opportunity to experience many other resort destinations in Canada, the US and Europe.

Certifications & Achievements

  • BC Provincial Team Mountain Bike Coach
  • PMBI (Professional Mountain Bike Instructor) Certified Instructor
  • NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) Trained Cycling Coach
  • Cycling BC iRide - Victoria Head Coach
  • 1998 Canada Cup XC Mountain Bike Champion
  • 1993 National Champion 100km TTT Champion
  • 8 time Alberta & BC Provincial Champion in Road, Criterium, Time Trial, Hill Climb, XC MTB
Lewis Elliott

Lewis Elliott

Coach

How many people do you know who would move halfway around the world so they could live and ride their bike in BC?

Meet our new coach, Lewis.

He and his wife left their home in Scotland to do just that.

Lewis was a pretty fine DH racer as a young lad back home, and now he’s here in Victoria, BC to share his passion for riding bikes. SInce arriving here, he has become a PMBIA certified mountain bike instructor AND has take NCCP coach training as well!

We couldn’t be more excited to have Lewis join the team. We just hope he learns to speak proper English soon! 😉

Certifications & Achievements

  • PMBI (Professional Mountain Bike Instructor) Certified Instructor
  • NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) Trained Cycling Coach
  • Cycling BC iRide - Victoria Head Coach
Mariska Richters

Mariska Richters

CoFounder / Health & Fitness Coach / Biz Dev Rockstar

Mariska is a health and fitness coach, cycling coach, and the business development manager for The Cycling Co.

Her passion lies in championing the health and fitness transformations of our clients by adding short daily workouts and clean nutrition habits to their routines.

She is an avid traveler and Olympics junkie, which makes living at Bear Mountain in Victoria a special treat as it is home to the Canadian national mountain bike, golf and tennis teams.

When she’s not at her laptop or on her bike, Mariska enjoys exploring the local hiking trails and beaches of Vancouver Island with Adam, and their dogs.

Ali Boudewyn

Ali Boudewyn

Certified Athletic Therapist & Exercise Physiologist

Ali’s career in therapy began as a competitive gymnast. By age 15 she had chronic pain and nobody seemed to be able to help. From this experience she became determined not to let others feel that same sense of helplessness.

At the age of 21, Ali graduated with a Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy and became certified as an Athletic Therapist, Exercise Physiologist/Personal Trainer, and sports 1st responder.

Ali runs her home-based athletic therapy business, Meraki Wellness Solutions, from beautiful Bear Mountain and has partnered with us at The Cycling Co. as our personal trainer and athletic therapist.

Experience / Qualifications:

  • Certified Athletic Therapist (CAT)
  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology - Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP-CEP)
  • Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy (BAET)
  • Certified First Responder

Our dedicated coaching team would love to work with you! Register for one of our coaching opportunities today.

The Trails Are Our Office

All of our best ideas happen on our bikes! When we aren’t coaching, guiding or managing events we are either out on the trails or exploring the roads of our local area. The administrative side of our business is done from our laptops and smartphones. The Cycilng Co. is a location independent lifestyle business allowing us to coach and guide our clients in the most amazing and inspiring  locations possible! The best way to reach us is by phone or by email.