Ride Local would not exist without the help of these awesome people.

We are comprised of professional local guides whom promote safety and good times. They are not only fantastic guides and riders, they represent and contribute to their community in a positive way. Thank you my friend’s for being a part of the team and making this dream happen! -Kipp

 

Colin Pickett

  • Nickname: Pickett, CKP

  • Crested Butte Ride Connection

  • Lead Guide for Crested Butte Trips

  • Lead Guide for Colorado Backcountry

  • Master's Degree in Tourism and Recreation

  • USAC Professional Gravity License holder

  • First Aid and CPR Certified

  • Riding Experience: 19 years

  • Guiding Experience: 5 years

  • Favorite Trail: Anything in the Alpine

  • Favorite Food: Burritos

  • Funny Bike Story: Getting disqualified from a DH race because my friend stole my bike and rode through the finish line half-naked.

  • Home Base: Crested Butte, Colorado


bryan ferry

  • Nickname: Tío Bryan, El Brayan

  • Peru Ride Connection

  • Lead Guide for Peru trips

  • WFR Certified & CPR Certified

  • Fluent in English, Spanish, and Basic Quechua

  • Riding Experience: 9 years

  • Guiding Experience: 4 years

  • Favorite Trail: The Oregon Trail

  • Life lessons: PB&J = God's greatest gift to man

  • Funny Bike Story: Quadruple piercing myself with a cactus. Or was that just funny for everyone else?

  • Home base: The Sacred Valley, Peru. Has also lived in: U.S.A, Spain, and Nicaragua


Fernando Ochagovia

  • Nickname: Focha

  • Chile Ride Connection

  • Lead Guide and Host for Chile trips

  • Owner of Andes Vive Base Camp Farellones

  • CEO of Freeride Chile

  • Wilderness First Aid and CPR Certified

  • Riding Experience: 5 years

  • Guiding Experience: 3 years

  • Favorite Trail: Refugio Aleman and Parvazo

  • Funny Bike Story: Riding back from La Paloma glacier with Cowboy hats tied to our helmets

  • Home Base: Farellones, Chile


 Dani Costa

  • Nickname: Ardilla, Raton(Mouse)

  • Ecuador Ride Connection

  • Lead Guide for Ecuador Trips

  • Lead Guide for Ride Ecuador

  • PMBI Level 1 Certified

  • WFA and CPR Certified

  • Lead Coordinator and Instructor for Mujeres en Bici Ecuador

  • Professional Adventure Racer (but mountain biking is more fun)

  • Riding Experience: 6 years

  • Guiding Experience: 2 years

  • Favorite Trail: Impossible question, too excited riding whatever is in front of me to decide!

  • Favorite Color: Blue & Pink!

  • Home Base: Quito, Ecuador


Ryan Lenhart

  • Nickname: Crunch, Lenny, Rye-Guy

  • Colorado Ride Connection

  • Lead Guide for Colorado trips

  • First Aid and CPR certified

  • Certified Body Geometry/Retul Bike Fitter

  • Riding experience: 18 years

  • Bike Industry Experience: 17 years

  • Guiding Experience: 2 years

  • Favorite trail: Whatever trail I’m riding!

  • Favorite music: Black Metal

  • Funny bike story: When half a bottle of Orange Seal exploded all over Adam.

  • Home base: Boulder, Colorado


Alvaro Gutierrez

  • Nickname: Alvin, Brobster

  • Mexico Ride Connection

  • Lead Guide for Mexico trips

  • Race director of the Trans Sierra Norte

  • Operations manager for the Big Mountain Enduro series

  • PMBI Level 2 Certified

  • First Aid and CPR Certified

  • Fluent in Spanish and English

  • Riding Experience:19 years

  • Guiding Experience: 8 years

  • Favorite Trail: The ones with Mexican surprises…

  • Funny Bike Story: Injuring my collarbone riding a bucking burro after the Mascota BME race.

  • Home Base: Hard to say, wherever there are good trails to ride and waves to surf.


Mateo Cuesta

  • Nickname: Enano, Goonie

  • Ecuador Ride Connection

  • Lead Guide for Ecuador Trips

  • Owner and manager of Ride Ecuador

  • PMBI Level 1 Certified

  • WAFA and CPR Certified

  • Riding Experience: 20 years

  • Guiding Experience: 6 years

  • Favorite Trail: La Paz, Mama Rumi, Gargamel

  • Favorite Food: Llapingachos! (Smashed potato w/ cheese wedges and fried egg on top)

  • Funny Bike Story: Losing all my front brake fluid on the 1st stage of the 1st day of a multi-day enduro race. We call that “type 2” fun - not funny then but funny now!

  • Home Base: Quito, Ecuador


Patricio Goycoolea

  • Nickname: Pato

  • Chile Ride Connection

  • Lead Guide for Chile Trips

  • CEO and Lead guide for Inner Mountain Chile & Bigmountainbike 

  • Fluent in Spanish and English

  • WFR, CPR & Mountain guide certified

  • Riding Experience: 16 years

  • Guiding Experience: 7 years

  • Favorite Trail: Big Mountains and Patagonia (Coyhaique, Puerto Bertrand, Puerto Rio Tranquilo etc)

  • Life Lessons:  Imagine the life you live…

  • Funny Bike Story: Sometimes we climb vertical walls with our bikes tied to our backpacks… 

  • Home base: El Arrayan, Santiago, Chile.


Jeremy kipp

  • Nickname: El Bulldog, Kipperino, Kipster, Jeremy?

  • Owner and Founder of Ride Local

  • Head of all Ride Local operations

  • Lead Guide for most Ride Local trips

  • PMBI Level 1 Certified

  • Professional mountain bike mechanic of 11 years

  • First Aid and CPR Certified

  • Riding Experience: 16 years

  • Guiding Experience: 6 years

  • Favorite Trail: Anything new

  • Favorite Color: Blue, wait no green!

  • Funny Bike Story: That one time we filled up my friend's tires with water.

  • Home Base: Crested Butte, Colorado