Sue Duerksen

Cog Wild guide

Sue Duerksen lives in Oakridge, Oregon. A keen backcountry adventuress, Sue is a big mountain backcountry skier, a long time mountain biker, yogini, and a civil engineer by trade. Sue loves to spend all day out on her bike exploring the countless trails in the Oakridge area. When not on the trail, you can often find her cooking up something delicious and sipping from a well chosen bottle of wine, getting creative with oil and canvas, or being crafty with her well loved sewing machine.

Russ Risdon

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

Pia Meurs-Gerken

Cog Wild guide

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.

Kirin Stryker

Kirin is co-owner of Cog and wife to Lev Stryker. Kirin loves to geek out on the rich natural and cultural history of Central Oregon. Consider yourself lucky if you get to spend the day riding trails with her on Bend’s scenic trails. 

Jason Meyer

Cog Wild guide

Jason, aka Big J, brings his passion for cycling and the outdoors to the Cog Wild family. A native Oregonian who has lived in Bend for 14 years, he’s been riding bicycles and motorcycles since an early age. After a short lived basketball career in the late 90’s, he started getting serious about mountain biking, and has not looked back since. Many of his friends call him Big J, and is known to have broken many a bike part. He is a student of Martial Arts, rides his snowboard in the winter, and loves to geek out and modify tuner cars in his free time.

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