Tom Radke is a Whistler Mountain Bike Park long-timer, having been guiding on Blackcomb and Whistler since 1992. His involvement in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park from it's inception in 1999 through to the present day makes him one of the longest-employed members of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park operation today.

As a professional ski instructor in Winter and bike coach in the Summer seasons, Tom brings to the table a lifetime of coaching experience, and a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the development and management of all aspects of revenue-generating programs in both Summer and Winter mountain operations.

A testament to his abilities, Tom's uncanny knowledge of bike park programs and their daily operational management has contributed to the ongoing success of the current-day guiding program and product offerings of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

A former Ski School director, Tom's focus is on creating programs that deliver an unprecedented guest experience, in a cost-effective, financially beneficial scenario. Revenue-generating programs are his mission, paired with delivering the most memorable experiences for anyone participating or working in one of his programs.

He's also infamous for his repertoire of guiding-related stories that will have you laughing all day long.

Mike Johnstone is also a Whistler Mountain Bike Park veteran, having been involved with the Mountain Bike Program since it inception in 1999. Paired with his previous experience as a professional DH racer, and as a bike guide on the infamous Vancouver North Shore trail network, Mike brings with him over 18 years of experience teaching and coaching riders of all abilities to improve their riding techniques and advance their bike handling skills.

Mike is a consummate biker by nature, and brings with him a superior technical knowledge of all aspects of cycling. Due to the sheer number of visitors to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park on an annual basis, and the large size of the seasonal guiding roster, Mike lays claim to having taught in excess of several thousand participants in his bike programs.

As the creator of the "IDP Instructor Development Program"—the industry recognized premier mountain bike instructor training course which is a prerequisite to employment for all Whistler Mountain Bike Park bike guides—Mike is responsible for training some of the most professional, experienced guides in the industry.

Known by his peers as "Bike Mike", he is the 'go-to guy' for all technical questions surrounding bike componentry and set-up. As a sought-after mechanic specialising in suspension set-up and wheel building, his hands-on approach to bike mechanics means that he remains up-to-date with the latest technologies available. As a result, he is uniquely qualified to make suggestions and recommendations for optimal bike set-up.

Both Tom and Mike remain actively involved in the daily operations of the guiding programs, frequently making time to 'get-back-to-basics', where they can often be found on the front line assisting staff with their sales techniques, coaching the guides with their bike handling skills, and leading guiding sessions for all levels of guests and riders from novice through to advanced.



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As the foremost experts in mountain bike program development and instructor training, TerraMethod Cycling are uniquely positioned to be able to offer you over 35 years of combined knowledge and experience gained from many successful years working in mountain bike park operations and program management. We've dedicated our lives to biking, helping to grow the sport and sharing our experiences with others. Whenever necessary, we would be happy to travel to your location to discuss operational best practices, and to train your staff in the context of your own bike park setting. We look forward to the opportunity of working with you in the near future!

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