It was 20 years ago when Lisa discovered her love of the outdoors and the adventures and community the mountain bike brings. She quickly learned that getting out on the trails was a great way to leave the stresses behind of her demanding work as a project manager for a real estate development firm. Through biking, she made lifelong friendships, developed a strong body and a strong mind, resulting in a level of strength and confidence that helped her to be successful in many areas of her life.
The love of mountain biking inspired Lisa to create a mountain bike race series called the Indie Series, the largest race series in the state of Washington. She also worked hard to help grow the sport of cyclocross as a part of Seattle Cyclcocross, now known as Cross Revolution. Through these experiences, Lisa learned just how much the bike builds community which led her to found the Washington Student Cycling League in 2010, to afford kids the opportunity to make friends, feel a sense of belonging and gain self confidence through positive outdoor experiences, at a much younger age as herself.
Coach and Student Development
If you have taken any of our coaching clinics in the past couple of years, Kevin Foss will be a familiar face. We are excited to announce that Kevin is now our Coach and Rider Development Director.
Kevin comes to the League with 6 years experience in our community as a coach for the Anacortes MTB team, one of the larger teams in the League. Kevin has 20 years experience as a youth worker, outdoor instructor, and guide in various sports, and he is committed to building community, especially one that surrounds youth to support them in navigating through a pivotal time in their life. Trail advocacy, bike parks, youth teams, racing, group rides, and riding with friends are all things that Kevin believes builds the mountain bike community.
Kevin has created all the coaching curriculum for the League and has successfully incorporated many aspects of emotional and social development of teens, effective coaching practices, as well as progressive bike handling skills in our lessons. Kevin is also a certified USA Cycling Level 2 Coach, Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Association Level 2 Instructor, and a Wilderness First Responder.