Phil Waidner’s mountain bike love started early growing up in Indiana but blossomed into an obsession during his college years in Asheville, NC. Considering his mountain bike roots to always be Pisgah, Phil has traveled the world seeking out adventures on the bike.
Combining his interests in outdoor education and mountain biking, Phil developed MTB programs for a variety of summer camps and outdoor education programs across the country. He then spent time guiding a variety of mountain sports trips in Yangshuo, China and lived in La Paz, Bolivia guiding downhill mountain bike adventures. Phil currently works for the Boy Scouts of America managing MTB, BMX and skateboard programs at their newest national base, The Summit Bechtel Reserve. With a large brand new facility built specifically for action sports instruction and progression, Phil has developed a wide variety of co-ed youth programs blending traditional outdoor education philosophies with action sports like MTB, BMX, and skateboarding.
As a professional PSIA certified ski instructor in Vail, Phil was working on ways to integrate philosophies of ski instruction into mountain bike instruction when he discovered the BICP program and credits the program with revolutionizing both his technical instruction and personal riding level.