Trailhead Cycling Ambassadors and Staff: Adventure By Bike

Trailhead Cycling Staff and Ambassadors

Our staff members and store ambassadors are passionate about bikes and are here to introduce you to cycling as a lifelong activity. We want to help you get the most out of your bike and have ample opportunities to ride and experience the full breadth of the sport.

Meet our Ambassadors and Staff. You will see us all around the shop, out on the local trails and on the roads. If you see us, give us a shout. We would be happy to talk about: where to, how to, what should you wear? How do you get to a riding location? and anything else bike related. We would love to talk - we live for this.

Meet Our Trailhead Staff and Ambassadors

Trailhead Cycling Ambassador, Service Mechanic and Mountain Bike Coach Anders

Anders Burdick-Levang

My favorite place to ride would definitely be the Elm Creek single track because it’s close to my home and easily accessible. I also love traveling up to Spirit Mountain, or Detroit Mountain for some lift fed riding.

This summer I’m looking forward to racing more enduro events and hopefully make the podium at one.

Josh Coder Trailhead Ambassador

Josh Coder

My favorite place to ride is anywhere on my bike.

This summer I'm looking forward to getting my daughter into more gravel riding.

Trailhead Cycling Service Bike Mechanic Matt

Paul McClellan

"I ride to keep out the crazy."

Paul is a full-time employee at Trailhead, he leads a Tour De Cure team every year, he leads our Wednesday ride, and he is a huge presence at our shop sponsored events. So, you have probably seen him around at least once.

Paul is passionate about biking and would love to answer any questions you may have about the sport.

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Luke Staver Trailhead Ambassador and Staff

Luke Staver

My favorite place to ride is up on the north shore. There is nothing more perfect than biking along Lake Superior and for a moment feeling like I'm part of the vastness of the lake and the Northwoods.

I am really looking forward to doing more mountain biking this year and I have plans to race the Lutsen 99er and the Marji Gesick 100 in  September. I love riding mountain bikes with my wife and playing with my puppy.

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Trailhead Cycling Ambassador and Sales Staff Paruj

Paruj Acharya

I like being around bikes and people who like bikes. I encourage my friends and family to ride bikes because its a great lifelong sport and its fun.

This summer I am looking forward to riding the single track with my 7 year old son and riding in the Tour de Cure, MS150, Lutsen 99er, UHCCF Century ride, Tour de Tonka and other rides with family and friends.

Trailhead Cycling Ambassador Katie

Katie Staver

There is no other feeling in the world that is like rolling fast through the trees or as confidence inducing as navigating a technical rock garden.

I am really looking forward to adventures with my husband and puppy in our new adventure van, in riding as much dirt as possible and participating in the MN MTB Series this summer.

Trailhead Cycling Ambassador and Thursday Nigh Ride Leader Isaac

Isaac Niebeling

Issac is one of our most enthusiastic mountain bikers. Every Thursday at 6:30pm he leads a ride at Elm Creek (The Thursday Ride). The ride leaves from the Elm Creek Single Track Parking Lot.

Trailhead Cycling Ambassador and Sales Staff Member Karin

Karin Gardener

My favorite place to ride is really anywhere. I really just love being out on my bike.

I am most looking forward to this summer is racing and participating in theMadison 1/2 ironman event, Lutsen 99er, and Trailhead Wednesday evening group rides.  

Trailhead Cycling Service Manager Stu


Stu needs no introduction.

If you have shopped at Trailhead Cycling before or have had your bike in for repair then Stu has probably worked on your bike/bikes. In fact, we have customers who drive from all over the metro to bring their bikes in just for Stu to work on.

Trailhead Cycling Service Bike Mechanic Ashton

Ashton Engberg

You might recognize Ashton from ripping it up racing for the Champlin/Osseo/Maple Grove High School NICA Team. He might have also worked on your bike.

His favorite ride is either Cuyuna Lakes or Lebanon hills. I am looking forward to racing this summer, as well as riding with my friends.

Trailhead Ambassador Dawn Piburn riding her bike at Elm Creek.

Dawn Piburn

Dawn wears many hats around Trailhead. They are as follows (in no particular order): First, she is one part of our sales team; Second, she is one of our store ambassadors; third, she is an ambassador for Liv. Wow.

Dawn is looking forward to sunny days, dry trails, fun rides and enjoying the CAMBA trails in NW Wisconsin (especially Candyland).

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Trailhead Cycling Service Bike Mechanic Van

Van Raun

Van is one of our service mechanics. He repairs bikes, works on new bikes and continues to provide excellent service to our customers.

He also loves to ride his fat bike and rips it up around the local single track. His favorite place to ride is Leb, but he also lives next door to Elm Creek.

Trailhead Ambassadors and Staff

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