Kirin Stryker

12 Seasons with Cog

Kirin is a not-so-silent partner in Cog as wife to Lev Stryker. In addition to training guides, Kirin also teaches mountain biking at COCC and works as an outdoor educator out at Powell Butte Community Charter School. Kirin loves to geek out on the rich natural and cultural history of Central Oregon.

Kirin Stryker

Jade Worthington

6 Seasons with Cog

Jade has lived in Central Oregon in 2002. She moved to Bend in 2011 to go to school and stayed for the mountain biking. She is a coach for Bend Endurance Academy year round for skiing and cycling. Although her passion for coaching runs deep, her favorite student will always be her son Graham. She’ll be coaching and guiding for as long as possible!

Favorite Deschutes Brewery Beer:
Black Butte Porter, Obsidian Stout, Mirror Pond
Favorite Humm Kombucha:
Coconut Lime, Lemon Ginger
Jade Worthington

Lawrence Fisher

12 Seasons with Cog

Lawrence has lived in Bend for over 10 years. He has played in the outdoors his whole life, mountain biking, backpacking, climbing and mountain climbing. He brings his love of nature and the flow state into all of his tours. When not riding his bike he loves yoga, playing with his dog Rio and cooking with local food!

Lawrence Fisher

Lindsey Richter

Lindsey travels the country building and teaching women’s mountain bike clinics with Ladies AllRide, a company that she founded. Her passion for teaching runs deep because she relates the sport to life in so many ways. She loves bringing women together to support each other while they face fears and accomplish more than they thought possible which undoubtedly translates into how they live their lives. Lindsey grew up in Portland, OR and has called Bend home since 2005. When she is not inspiring women through mountain biking she can be found snowboarding wherever she can find snow in the winter.

Lindsey Richter

Luke Mason

8 Seasons with Cog

Luke has been guiding for Cog Wild for the past eight summers and enjoys meeting the many interesting people who journey to ride the wonderful trails of Bend. He coaches snowboarding in the winter and loves deep powder days. Luke is most likely to spend a warm Bend evening picnicking by the river with his beautiful wife and two amazing daughters.

Favorite Deschutes Brewery Beer:
Fresh Squeezed, Pine Drops, Red Chair
Favorite Humm Kombucha:
Coconut Lime, Lemon Ginger, Blueberry Mint
Luke Mason

Matt Davis

8 Seasons with Cog

Matt’s love of biking and all things outdoors brought him to Bend in 2002. Spending as much time outside enjoying all of Bend’s seasons, especially snowboarding and biking, has always kept him busy. He also is a local business owner, high school wrestling coach and enjoys cooking.

Matt Davis

Melanie Fisher

12 Seasons with Cog

Melanie has been mountain biking since 1993. She has traveled many places with her mountain bike, with her top two being Nepal and New Zealand.

She was co-owner of Cog Wild for ten seasons before starting her own company, Consulting Sensei, to teach small business owners how to do their own online marketing. Melanie is also a trail crew leader for COTA (Central Oregon Trail Alliance) and a steering board member for the DCFP (Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project), helping keep our forests healthy and fire safe.

Favorite Humm Kombucha:
Coconut Lime, Chai
Melanie Fisher

Norman Coyer

3 Seasons with Cog

Love to ride my bike, work on trails, tele-ski, sail and being a husband, father and grandfather.

Norman Coyer

Patrick Ramirez

11 Seasons with Cog

Originally from Chicago, Patrick moved from Boulder, CO to Bend 17 years ago to explore the endless Oregon singletrack. He is also a registered yoga instructor, strength trainer with Horizon Line. When he’s not outdoors enjoying the trail himself or helping others to do so, Patrick enjoys gardening and spending time with his lovely fiancee.

 

Paul Karr

6 Seasons with Cog

Paul’s passion for mountain biking is contagious.  He originally began riding in the Bay Area in the 80’s — until he discovered the trails of Central Oregon, where he’s been settled now for over 14 years.  When he’s not riding, he’s, well, talking about riding.

Favorite Deschutes Brewery Beer:
Fresh Squeezed, Pine Drops, Inversion
Paul Karr

Pia Meurs-Gerken

8 Seasons with Cog

From Denmark, Pia’s lived numerous places in the States. Maui, Boston, Hood River OR, Bellingham WA and Vail CO have all been home before moving here to Bend. She loves the outdoors, the mountains and Oregon. Mountain biking is her favorite activity along with trail running, skiing, surfing and windsurfing. Currently in nursing school, Pia will be working the BC Bike Race medical team this summer.

Favorite Humm Kombucha:
Coconut Lime, Strawberry Lemonade
Pia Meurs-Gerken

Rob Kerr

4 Seasons with Cog

Rob’s an Oregon native, living in Bend since 1999. He loves the High Desert, photography, outdoor family time, the Oregon Coast and cyclocross. Balancing family life and having a good time in the great outdoors with a career in photography is Rob’s key to happiness.

Favorite Deschutes Brewery Beer:
Pine Drops, Red Chair, Chain Breaker
Rob Kerr

Ruben Rokesh

4 Seasons with Cog

Ruben was born near Montreal Canada but has lived in Bend for over a decade.  If not ripping up the trails on his mountain bike he’s in the downhill park at Mt Bachelor or tearing it up on his moto.  He also loves to snowboard and split board the high Cascade powder and stand up paddle surf the Oregon coast, but most of all he loves his wife Lisa, his daughter Lola and his samoyed dog Roxy.

Favorite Deschutes Brewery Beer:
Fresh Squeezed, Pine Drops
Favorite Humm Kombucha:
Coconut Lime, Original
Ruben Rokesh

Russ Risdon

8 Seasons with Cog

Russ has lived in Bend for the the past seven years, guiding with Cog Wild for the majority of that time. He loves sessioning new bike parks and traveling to new bike areas. Aside from guiding, Russ is a mountain bike skills instructor, fitness coach, pilates instructor and spin instructor. Follow him on Instagram @pedalfitruss

Favorite Deschutes Brewery Beer:
Fresh Squeezed, Pine Drops, Red Chair
Favorite Humm Kombucha:
Coconut Lime, Strawberry Lemonade, Blueberry Mint, Pomegranate
Russ Risdon

Sara Connolly

10 Seasons with Cog

Sara is a rare Bend native, having grown up riding and racing her bike here in Central Oregon, Oakridge and the coast. She loves to cook, enjoys the local beers and coaching women’s mountain bike clinics.

Sara Connolly

Seth Gehman

6 Seasons with Cog

Seth grew up in Lancaster PA, then moved to Bend in 2007 to go to college. Over the years he has worked in a bike shop, as a coach, and now as a guide and instructor as well as a trail builder at the Bachelor Bike Park. Off the bike I enjoy cooking, playing ukulele and paddle boarding.

Favorite Deschutes Brewery Beer:
Fresh Squeezed, Red Chair, Bachelor Bitter
Favorite Humm Kombucha:
Coconut Lime, Strawberry Lemonade
Seth Gehman

Seth Graham

11 Seasons with Cog

Seth is an avid cook and voracious bibliophilic guide. Often found curled up on the couch with Julia Child, he too is mastering french cooking.

Favorite Deschutes Brewery Beer:
Fresh Squeezed, Pine Drops, Red Chair
Seth Graham

Skyler Kenna

3 Seasons with Cog

Skyler is a recent college graduate from Alaska Pacific University. Back home in Bend now, he’s looking forward to showing off the town he grew up in. Aside from riding mountain bikes, he loves to cook, ski race, run, kayak, packraft, climb, travel and just have fun.

Skyler Kenna