Travis Brown is the newest addition to our Instructor Trainer team. Growing up in Minnesota, he developed a passion for all things outdoors. Whether it’s canoeing in the Boundary Waters or jumping on a fat bike in the subzero winters, having fun outside is of utmost importance. Travis has had the opportunity to share his enthusiasm for the outdoors in a variety of ways, from teaching children to ride a bike to guiding paddlers through the wilderness of northern Minnesota. Working with people who love the outdoors has been the motivating force in his career.
Travis has been working with REI in the Minneapolis area since 2010, focussing on mountain biking, paddling, and camping skills instruction. He is an ACA Level-2 Kayak Rescues Instructor and a BICP-L2 Intermediate Skills Instructor. Travis also served as Mountain Bike Director at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. These experiences helped Travis realize that teaching and passing on techniques to the next generation of mountain bikers is the best way to positively impact and grow the mountain bike community.
While Travis prefers riding on dirt, he rides his commuter bike to work year round to stay in shape for mountain biking. Travis also enjoys racking up miles by biking to state parks in Minnesota for overnight camping trips. When he isn’t honing his mountain biking skills Travis enjoys passing the time by sewing, climbing, canoeing, and telemark skiing.