Magpie is proud to introduce our incredible staff of passionate leaders with the skills to satisfy your thrills!

Mike Adler – BICP Level 3 Advanced Skills Instructor and Guide

“I was always drawn to the four corners region”

Mike came to Utah in 1984 to ” meet up with some friends in Park City and ski for a couple months”. Ha! That was the beginning of over 12 years of exploring the inter-mountain west. In those first couple years he discovered the mountain bike. It was during that time he discovered southern Utah and Moab.

In 1997 he moved to Moab and began his 20+ year guiding career as a white water rafting guide with OARS.

After a number of years splitting his time between Moab and SW Colorado, he’s been grounded here in Moab since 2008. Starting as a Guide/Instructor for Magpie Cycling in 2009, Mike has progressed through the Bike Instructor Certification Program to earn a level 3 Advanced Skills Instructor certification. Guiding over 100 multi-day trips into the back country of the region has kept him busy, and he also enjoys leading Private Guided Rides and teaching Skills to daily visitors in Moab. Mike also has a great interest in natural and cultural history, and loves to share what he has learned. He’s also been known to have some fun!

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Mike Rundle – BICP Level 3 Advanced Skills Instructor and Guide

Mike is a passionate and experienced mountain bike instructor, guide, and rider from Nederland, Colorado. Mike received a bachelors degree in Southwest Studies from Ft. Lewis College and an associates in Outdoor Education from Colorado Mountain College, so be ready to learn more than just bike skills! 2019 marks his 5th year with Magpie, 17th season enjoying Moab, and his first year not living out of his Tacoma, aka Taco Rojo.

Mike discovered his love for mountain biking in Moab when he was 13 and went onto race downhill throughout high school. Since then, Mike has developed his skill level and technique in a number of locations, including Colorado, Utah, Washington, and British Columbia. He has previously worked as an outdoor education instructor and trail builder.

When Mike isn’t biking, hanging out with his dog, Juan Rio, rafting, skiing, and enjoying what the western U.S. has to offer, he works as a race crew leader and trail advocate.

Laura Brigham – Fundamental Skills Instructor and Guide

Bikes. Bikepacking the Great Divide. Downhill riding. Wilderness therapy. Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Travel. Survival skills. Engineer. Meet Laura. She caught the mountain biking STOKE at home on the trails in Santa Cruz, CA and hasn’t looked back since. The stars aligned when Laura’s enthusiasm for mountain biking paired with her love of helping others led her to Magpie Cycling. She is passionate about sharing her mountain biking stoke and helping others to reach their mountain biking goals or just simply have an awesome time riding the trails in Moab!

Eric Boxrud – BICP Level 2 Intermediate Skills Instructor and Guide

Eric studied maps of Utah long before he arrived in Moab to guide 12+ years ago. This Michigan native is no stranger to adventure, with a background in cross-country racing and summer camp activities leader. He is a Wilderness First Responder, excellent camp chef and has guided 100+ multi-day backcountry trips all over the West. He loves showing folks around canyon country and helping to progress their skills at the same time. He isn’t happy if you’re not! He’s dedicated to making sure you have the BEST mountain bike ride of your vacation.

When Eric’s not guiding with MAGPIE, he’s spending time with his wife and young daughter at their home in Moab. Seeing his daughter get into “ready position” for riding is a total joy.

Nancy Morlock – Reservations and Customer Relations

Nancy grew up in her family owned bike shop in North Dakota and has worked in the bike industry in some form for over 20 years. She has been living and riding in the Moab area for almost 15 years now. She enjoys  riding, hiking, camping with her family, the occasional enduro race, and life in their little straw bale home. As a former mountain bike guide, she is happy to be able to raise her young daughter, work behind the scenes, and help YOU find the right mountain bike vacation!