GUIDES AND STAFF

STAFF MEMBERS BIO

Dan Plumtree
Ride Director, Driver, Guide
Having adventures and thrill seeking has become my way of life since my feet could just about reach the pedals. When I was a kid growing up in the UK the adventures may have been not quite on the same scale and on smaller mountains however the concept has always been the same: ride and have as much fun as possible!! My adventures have taken me to all kind of places across the planet. The alps is where i call home now a days and its packed full of potential adventures there is so much culture here its just awesome you never have to travel far for a completely different experience. Here in Switzerland we have 4 languages in 4 areas of the country and each area is totally different from the other. I am still amazed by the beauty and the amount of trails here, it would take a life time to ride them all.[more]

Ryan Kikauka
Ride Director, Driver, Guide
I love to ride, I always have. Growing up in Ontario, I was that kid who rode my bike everywhere, every day of the year. From the day my training wheels were removed, I've been addicted to free wheelin. I rode bmx, flatland, trials, x-country, dh, dirt jumps, and freeride. Many of my days were spent riding and racing dirt bikes too. In 2007, I migrated to BC, calling Fernie my new home. How sweet it is to be nestled in a mountain valley, surrounded by the most incredible trails, endless backcountry, and fellow adrenaline junkies. By winter, I've taught and coached freestyle snowboarding for 15 years. 2011 I started guiding for Sacred Rides with my amazing girlfriend Johanna Weintrager. These days we're livin' the dream, guiding Utah in the spring and fall, BC in the summer, and skiing and snowboarding as much as we can handle all winter (except 2011/12 we traveled to SE Asia and focused purely on climbing!). I'm certified in occupational and wilderness first aid, as well as mtb instructing with Endless Biking. And oh yeah, I'm a certified machinist. I used to work in the engineering department of Western University. Now, I spend a lot of my spare time hobbying away in my shop. I love rebuilding suspension and anything else mechanical.[more]