Since the Earthriders Bike Camps of Shawnigan Lake in 1996, Alex Jefthas has helped young people learn mountain biking skills and promoting it as an excellent life-long sport in the outdoors, '...like hiking, but biking. 6 times more efficient than walking!' Experiences include:
'A cherished compliment was to be referred to as the Great-uncle of Youth Mountain Biking in Victoria, I laughed my head off. I'm really proud to have positively impacted so many bikers here in Victoria." - Alex Jefthas
Alex maintains training and certification in various visions of best mountain bike coaching and leadership practice, such as:
All of these above contribute to Alex' coaching and leadership philosophy. As well, a few youth organizations he was involved with (Army Cadets, Boy Scouts & Wolf Cubs) led to learning fieldcraft skills and participating in some memorably challenging exercises, as well as fostering his curiosity about the outdoors. And with the mountain biking craze start of the early '90s; combining the two was a natural outcome. And here we are!
'A real lifer.'