Massive Experience

Ever since Earthriders Bike Camps of Shawnigan Lake in '96, Alexander  Jefthas helps young people adopt mountain biking as their life-long sport.  Experience includes:

  • multiple years leading the Ultimate Bike Summer Camps with Saanich Recreation to 2010
  • tour mechanic for local organization's trip to Uganda
  • bike repair specialist since 1988
  • Team Fish has been biking every Sunday for the past 15 years, Alex at the helm, his pet project.
  • cycle-tourism experience with groups and singles of all types and ability, on various ride challenge levels
  • having coached multiple generations of Victorian youth mountain bikers, remaining mentor to some years after.

'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

Certifications & Training

Alex maintains training and certification in various visions of best mountain bike coaching and leadership practice, such as:

  • CMIC, an early version of IMBA coaching in Canada,
  • NCCP MTB Levels 1 & 2, most recently 'Learning to Train'
  • EBIT Levels 1 & 2, as well PMBIA Level 1,
  • Wilderness and Marine First Aid training and repeat certifications,
  • Professional Passenger Driver's Licensing 

Personable, Friendly and Thoughtful.

All of these above contribute to Alex' coaching and leadership philosophy, to provide support and guidance while learning how to bike off-road, and enjoy the challenges and beauty of the wilds..  Years of mountain biking (and a few youth organizations he was involved with (Army Cadets and Boy Scouts) led to familiarity and curiosity about being in the woods and the critters and things to be found therein, and he loves to point these out.