How We Got Started

Catherine founded Ride Inspired Coaching after seeing how her confidence grew from riding and how her story encouraged others. The seed was planted on a road bike ride through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Northern Ohio and the ideas began: to use mountain biking as a tool to build confidence, self-esteem, and to inspire! The mission: to get more people out riding bikes and loving to shred by providing customized lessons and clinics for all abilities. We use a progressive approach and create our lessons to meet the rider’s goals and needs. We start students in a low-consequence zone, normally a grass field, where we introduce skills and allow time to practice and feel comfortable with proper body position, balance, stability, timing, and execution of skills. We then start to grow and develop the skills by adding different layers of complexity (timing, speed, distance, etc) to each skill so progressions are safe, fun, and understandable. Ride Inspired Coaching takes the guess work out of learning to ride a mountain bike and gives you the tools to continue to practice. We get stoked about successes on the bike and in life no matter how small or large!

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Ride Inspired Coaching is bringing mountain bike skills coaching and more to Northern Ohio!


  • provide private and group lessons and skills clinics.

  • break down skills to fundamental movements to help you attain your goal and understand how to ride with intention.

  • work with participants to relate on the bike skills to life.

  • connect with the community and products we love.

  • use technology tools (video/pics) to enhance learning.

  • are a resource after lessons and can help you find your “tribe”.

Catherine is a great teacher with an awesome attitude. She has the ability to teach and challenge those at all levels to improve their skills.
— Doug- Willowick, Ohio
Catherine and Shanta  Brevard, NC

Catherine and Shanta

Brevard, NC

I had been riding and crashing for more than 15 years until I started training with Shanta...the crashing stopped and the riding got better. Shanta’s ability to breakdown each skill into clear and understandable steps made it easier to acquire new skills. I also had my daughter train with Shanta and she came away in awe of how much she learned in one lesson.
— Orlando- Chagrin Falls, Ohio