Michael “Mic” McLane
Michael “Mic” McLane
A former competitive racer in MTB and CX disciplines, Mic prefers leisurely rides nowadays, taking in the sights and sounds with friends more than going after KOM's.
First singletrack trail: Hood River, Or. Where it all started for me on a Specialized Hard Rock Pro in 2001.
Favorite Evergreen trail: Thompson Ridge. Those Methow peeps done gooder with that one.
Snacks he brings on long bike rides: Gummies of some sport, Clif Shot Blocks in Salted Watermelon are my go to, but a bag of gummy bears/worms works too. If it's a really long ride, sometimes a pickle!
Longest bike ride: 80 miles.Fun Facts:
Food he eats too much of: Cinnamon Bears. I love them, and buy them whenever I see them. No idea when I started eating them, always remember them!
Superpower he’d use everyday: Teleportation. Quickest way to the trailhead. Also would make messing with your friends super fun.
Music for the soundtrack of his life: Probably 3 Doors Down. I mean, I grew up in the country, and that's just good direction there. Go 3 doors down, take a left, and you'll see the bathroom at the end of the hall.
Central Evergreen Vice President and obsessive mountain biker.
What he loves about MTB: Spreading the love for 2-wheeling
First singletrack trail: Boulder, CO, on a $79 bike from Target in college
Favorite color on a bike: Grey/scuffed to reduce theft
Best time to ride with him: 55 degreesFun Facts:
Favorite dance move: My signature move, The Gyrator
Soundtrack to his life: Star Wars Soundtrack - because it makes anything epic.
Forest animal he feels like on a trail: A cat, because meeeoooow.
She was a volunteer ride leader and started instructing at youth camps three years ago. Courtney loves teaching the basics and helping people get over their fear of hitting a tree.MTB Facts:
First ride single track: Daley Ranch, San Diego
Favorite time of the day to go for a ride: Evenings. Once I start moving I get a burst of energy and then I go home and pass out.
Favorite colors on a bike: Purple and blue
Longest bike ride: 7 hrsFun Facts:
Food she eats too much of: Toffee peanuts. I cannot stop putting handfuls in my mouth
Favorite dance: Hula with my sisters in Leavenworth and Wenatchee
Soundtrack of her life: Rock Steady beat
He started riding the trails at Sage Hills around 2005 and in the last 5 years expanded to other trail systems. Keary hopes to teach others the joy of getting out on the trails and enjoying this sport with confidence and safety.MTB Facts:
Mountain bikes because: I love the fact that it is the joining of a great workout and an outdoor experience.
Favorite Evergreen trail: The whole Number 2 Canyon trail system
Snacks he brings on long rides: Protein bars and dates
Longest ride: Longest Mountain bike ride is a loop starting up 5th Street, up Western and Number 2 Canyon Rd to Twin Peaks and down to Sage HillsFun Facts:
New to mountain biking as an adult, she quickly got hooked. Cassie rides for the joy of it and has also just started to dip her toe in the race scene.MTB Facts:
First singletrack trail: Virginia
Race experience: I entered my first races in 2020! I did the High Cascades 100 and the Bend 24 and had a blast.
Favorite color on a bike: Chartreuse or black.
Snacks she brings on a ride: fig bars and honey stingersFun Facts:
Best Halloween costume: At 3, I was an alarm clock
She would be the main character of: Mystery novel ; solving a puzzle is always fun
Daily life superpower: Teleportation, which needs no explanation
I’m Taber Murphy and I love rippin’ around on two wheels! I am an avid motorcycle rider and was a professional off road racer. Part of my training regiment back then was two wheel pedal power. Although I’m not out competing any longer, motorized and non motorized riding are still my passions. It allows me to go on adventures and explore the great outdoors. When not out exploring, you can find me working at Doghouse Motorsports/Wenatchee Honda or raising up the next generation of rippers. My lovely wife and I have two daughters who have also become two wheel enthusiasts.
Mountain bikes because: loves the workout of grinding up a hill and the adrenaline of bombing down it.
Favorite Evergreen trail: My young daughters love when I take them riding up at Squilchuck. It's a family favorite.
Favorite color on a bike: dirt
Best snacks to bring on a ride: What snacks do you bring on long bike rides?My daughters always want me to pack a backpack of a four course meal. We usually can agree on apples and protein bars.
Best Halloween costume: When I was 8 years old I was druid and used a deer antler as a hand.
His best dance move: The Murphy Shuffle. It’s terribly great!
Forest animal he most relates to: Sasquatch! I’m tall and hairy, lol!
After realizing as a teenager that ball sports were not my calling, I took to the woods with some friends on our early generation mountain bikes. Next thing I knew, I was working at a bike shop to fund my bike habit and spending evenings on group rides. I raced mountain bikes as a kid then started road racing in college while continuing to wrench to pay the bills. I hung up the racing wheels and shifted careers in my mid-20s but continued to ride for fun and exercise. Now that going my fastest is no longer the goal, helping others enjoy the sport is one of my favorite parts of mountain biking.MTB Facts:
First singletrack trail: I grew up in Maine and a singletrack trail network went through the forest behind my house. It was rooty, muddy, and technical; a great place to start out.
Favorite time to ride: Each time of day can be special for riding. Early morning is great for solitude and beating the heat. Mid-day is great for quick lunch break get-aways. Late afternoon and evening are usually the time for group rides which are one of my favorite types of rides. Evening light is beautiful around here and is great for late cruises to jump in the river, take a family trip to the park, or a go on a remote dinner picnic.
His longest ride: I did some back-to-back centuries in my 20's with some of those days getting up to 115-125 miles. My longest mountain bike ride was a spectacular trip in Colorado riding from Copper Mountain to Leadville. The route tops out at over 12,000' and has some snow crossings. I must have been in good shape as I don't remember the physical challenge as much as the beautiful scenery and other happy travelers along the way. My friend was on a hardtail and got beat up by some long descents on scree. I have never regretted having full suspension for those long rides.Fun Facts:
Best Halloween Costume: My best costume recently was Sherlock Holmes with trenchcoat, top hat, pipe, pistol and monocle. My most memorable halloween was in about 1990. My uncle gave me a wooden saber for Christmas the year prior. He painted blood dripping down the blade and everything. The next halloween my parents went all in and made a tattered Pirate's outfit with a pegleg, eye patch, and tattered sailor's outfit.
His best dance move: I love dancing, but can't even name a dance move. The "tractor pull" comes to mind, but that also sounds like a crossfit event. My style is more business on top, party on the bottom.
Forest animal he most relates to: I've always loved tigers, but they are large, quick, graceful, and beautiful; and I am not. I'm more like a mule in many ways. My sense of curiosity drives my exploration by bike. Helmets tend to accentuate my big ears. And, I may not be fast, but my stubbornness helps me get the ride done.
A mid-west girl at her roots, Kate moved to the west after college and found her love of adventuring in the mountains. Before settling down to raise a family, she was an outdoor educator for Outdoor Bound and Women’s Wilderness Institute. Working with Evergreen has allowed her to continue her passion of working with youth and adults and helping them explore the outdoors on two wheels.MTB Facts:
The name of your mountain bike? Black Beauty
First single track you rode? Wall of Death, MontanaFun Facts:
Worst injury? Tennis elbow from knitting too much
Favorite dessert? Anything with chocolate
Fred SchmidtMTB Facts:
What he loves about MTB: The freedom, the fun, and the endless opportunity to grow and challenge myself
First Singetrack trail: Mt Hood, Oregon.
Favorite Evergreen trail: Boot Camp
Favorite color on a bike: Red
Longest bike ride: 75 milesFun Facts:
Best Halloween costume: Panda bear. I was 4.
Favorite dance move: Moonwalk, from Napoleon Dynamite.
Forest animal he most relates to: Panda bear, because of the Halloween costume when I was four.
Calvin’s been MTB-ing consistently for 5ish years now. Picking up biking while living in Bellingham influenced his taste for more downhill oriented trails, but he still enjoys the pedal to get there and the occasional XC loop.MTB Facts:
What he loves about MTB: It keeps me active and healthy while having fun and pushing myself to get better.
First singletrack trail: BellinghamFun Facts:
Food he eats too much of: I would say I eat just the right amount of Burritos.
Remembering the first burrito i ate would be like remembering my first steps, I don't know when it happened but it definitely happened and it changed my life forever
Soundtrack to his life: Chuck D because who doesn't want their life to rhyme? or Zack de la Rocha/ Tom Morello because who doesn't want to always rage?
Ivan loves the adventure of mountain biking and the little kid spirit that he gets riding through the mountains. He wants to teach students how to ride all the different obstacles on the trails.MTB Facts:
First Singletrack trail: Horse Lake trails
Favorite time to ride: Anytime as long as it is not cold
Snacks he brings on a ride: Chocolate/coconut protein bars, fruit, and chocolate candy
Favorite color on a bike: GreenFun Facts:
He’d be the main character in: Definitely Sci-fi movie, there’s so many cool movies, I think I would pick one of the X-Men movies and I would want to be Wolverine because he’s fast, strong, never gives up, and he doesn’t care about ripping or breaking things. Haha
Soundtrack for his life: A mix of genres in both English and Spanish languages.
Animal he most relates to when biking: Going up hill I feel like a bull charging at the Matador and going down hill I feel like a cheetah speeding down the trail.