“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!