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Bike Park Team
Meet the motley crew that keeps the Mountain Creek Bike Park buffed, stocked and ready for your shredding pleasure.
Years Riding: On two wheels since ‘89
Kit: Black jeans and a patriotic T-shirt
Favorite type of terrain: Steep n’ deep
Favorite trail: The Oregon Trail
Other interests: Trashy romance novels, hot pockets, old trucks, long walks on the beach
Proudest Moments: Winning three gold medals at the Olympics and a Pulitzer prize all before the age of 12.
Years Riding: 17
Kit: Jamis Dakar Bam bike with my ultra tight denim on, my Slayer t-shirt, Vans shoes, and my sleeveless denim jacket with all the sick band patches on it.
Favorite Terrain: Jumps, rocks, steep, fast, and loud - just like my tunes
Favorite Trail: Death Metal Lunch Hour (it's a secret trail) or the boardwalk at the beach lurking on some babes.
Proudest Moment: Being born and/or riding bikes as my job
Other Interests: Video editing, mini bikes, bowling, rocking out to some sweet jams on 90.1 FM.
Years Riding: First year without training wheels.
Kit: 1982 Black Trans Am with artificial intelligence
Favorite type of terrain: Tylenol superpipe.
Favorite trail: My happy trail
Other interests: Chupacabra hunting, Mexican cuisine like taquitos, burittos, doritos, fritos, cheetos, and potatoes.
Proudest Moments: When I learned how to salsa dance
Years Riding: I’ve been riding bikes since I was a young lad
Kit: Mongoose Boot'r and MCBP t-shirt
Favorite Terrain: I really don't have a favorite type of terrain, I enjoy it all.
Favorite Trail: Tough to say, we have improved upon so much, I need to get a solid season in to make that choice again.
Proudest Moment: Being part of the MCBP crew is pretty sweet, aside from working with that George Ryan guy, I don't trust anyone with two first names.
Other Interests: Bedazzling my parkour outfits and babysitting
Years Riding: 12 years riding little kids bikes. 1st year riding downhill.
Kit: Fly Bikes Pantera with a bunch of Animal parts holding it together. GT Fury!
Favorite Terrain: Dirt Jumps, good trails, FDR in Philly.
Favorite Trail: Pipeline
Proudest Moment: Driving from Oregon to Chicago in one go with the lady, surviving the Mid Iowa Motel, and slaying it in college.
Other Interests: Boardin', building ramps, researching contemporary urban design and finding bars where tattooed women congregate.
Evan "Phantom" Gilardi
Years Riding: Half a decade
Kit: 2011 Giant Glory 00 along with some colorful TroyLeeDesign outfits.
Favorite type of terrain: Terrain that keeps you on your toes, rocks are a blast with a little bit of dirt in between. I love to pedal while going downhill.
Favorite trail: Greenhorn Go-Around.
Other interests: Extreme wheel-barrel racing, bedazzling, and squatching.
Proudest Moments: Realizing going downhill is much more exciting than going uphill.
Years Riding: 23 years (Ant Knee is only 20 years old)
Kit: Magic Carpet
Favorite Terrain: Arctic Tundra
Favorite Trail: Twist to The Jack
Proudest Moment: Seeing a rider, that I helped when they were injured, ride again.
Other interests: Rock Climbing, Ice Dancing, Shark Wrestling, Knitting