MOUNTAIN BIKE RADIO | TRAIL EAFFECT – “EPISODE 43 | KNOXVILLE SERIES PART 2: SEAN LEADER – WINDROCK BIKE PARK”

Listen to Episode #43 | Knoxville Series Part 2: Sean Leader – Windrock Bike Park

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Topics Covered:

  • Sean’s Backstory
  • How Sean got into Mountain Biking
  • Ultra-Endurance Racing / Single Speed Racing
  • Pro XC Racing and Cyclocross
  • Transition to Gravity / Enduro Racing
  • How going to New Zealand was the most influential mountain bike Destination for Sean
  • Sean’s Wrist Injury
  • The Turning Point of Being injured and being forced to explore other avenues
  • Trail Building
  • The History of Windrock and training facility for Sean and others
  • How Windrock turned into a Legit Downhill Park
  • The Sean Leader and Neko Mulally Business Plan
  • Keeping American Downhill Alive
  • Horseface: https://youtu.be/c3wcw_VaF8g
  • Tracks Vs Trails
  • How Suspension technology is driven by DH Racing and testing
  • Schedule of shuttle stops
  • Public Parks Vs Private Parks
  • Short Chairlifts and how they have huge potential for future parks
  • The sport needs more bike parks
  • Downhill Bikes and the Future of Downhill Bikes
  • E Bikes, and the avenue of innovation
  • Windrock YouTube and Content Creation – Vlogs / Windrock Original
    • Behind the scenes at Windrock
  • Knoxville as a destination
  • Multigenerational Riding
  • Closing Thoughts
  • Other Windrock Amenities (Camping / Cabins)

RELATED SHOW LINKS

Windrock Bike Park: https://windrockbikepark.com/
Windrock Vlogs and Originals on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCywWFBO-Id8AapvmPMaEXtg/featured
Windrock on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/windrockbikepark/

Knoxville Trail Org Links:
Appalachian Mountain Bike Club (AMBC): www.ambcknox.org
AMBC Fall Fest: https://fallfest.ambcknox.org/
AMBC Kona Bike Raffle (Drawing 11/6/21): https://ambcknox.org/raffle/

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Contact Josh at evolutiontrails@gmail.com

If you have any questions about Mountain Bike Radio in general, please contact Ben at Ben@Mountainbikeradio.com

ABOUT TRAIL EAFFECT

Trails build community and Communities build trails. What came first you may ask… Host Josh Blum digs into the stories of how trails effect and affect the people and places we call home and those we might like to call home.

ABOUT THE HOST

Josh Blum is a father and doer of stuff – paired with Advocate, Builder of Trails and Community. Originally from La Crosse WI, Josh has been enjoying the outdoors, trails, and mountain bikes since a young age. Always curious and learning about better ways to improve trail users’ experiences. Josh is employed by WisDOT, and is the owner / operator of Evolution Trail Services.

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Author: Ben

Ben is originally from Southeastern Wisconsin. After graduating college at UW La Crosse, he lived in several Midwestern cities, Denver, and Western North Dakota before relocating to Hayward, Wisconsin in 2017, providing a lot of opportunity to experience the outdoors throughout the country. Ben started mountain biking in 2006 after five years of other endurance sports including running and triathlons of various distances. In 2012, he created Mountain Bike Radio and has been dedicated to mountain biking since. He has a lot of experience racing all distances, including 24 hour solos, 12 hour solos, 100 miles, 50 milers, XC distance, fatbikes, gravel, and everything in between. He’s married to wife, Amy, with two young children – Claeson and Paige. Ben hopes that his passion for mountain biking and the outdoors drives his commitment to creating, improving, and maintaining opportunities in the outside world.

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