Ryan Thibault – Owner/Editor

Position: Graphic artist, writer, photographer

Fame: Owner of Independent Allied, a design firm specializing in biking & beer… go figure.

Spray: Ryan lives, breathes and eats bikes. He also eats dirt and crow. If he’s not flying down mountains on his bike he’s either changing yet another flat tire or rustling alpacas.

Send Ryan your cool photos and ideas –

Nate Freund – Owner/Operator

Position: Mountain biking super enthusiast and business consultant

Fame: Owner of Sushi Yoshi, Local Killington MTB park and Stowe Town Loops rider. 

Spray: Nate entered the MTB world late in the game but makes up for it by attacking the trails with the irrational exuberance of a fat kid on a wedding cake.

Contact Nate at!

Evan Kay – Photographer / Videographer

Position: Our in-house lensman responsible for making us look good (and responsible) on camera. 

Fame: Evan captures amazing media on behalf of MTBVT and other clients in freelance capacity at his media house, Climb High Productions. 

Spray: None of the MTBVT staff will ever be able to run for office w/o paying Evan considerable amounts of money to not release certain, shall we say, less flattering footage.


John Walsh -Web Ninja & Contributor

Position: Full time accounts & marketing manager at VT Web Marketing, part time official MTBVT web ninja & event support mule, former consigliere to the Stowe mafia.

Fame: America’s Most Wanted

Spray: Walsh can be found anywhere snow or dirt exists. If he’s not on the hill he’s floating down the river in tube – wave to him, toss him a beer, or both.

Josh Harris – Contributor

Position: Part time mountain bike bum, full time adrenaline seeker, gravity sport enthusiast, AASI Level III Snowboard Instructor / Staff Trainer @ Killington

Fame: You can find his face on a local trail map. Otherwise, he’s only infamous.

Spray: Josh is a fan of not only the bike, but bike life- the friends, family, exercise, and experience all rolled into one big mountain bike lifestyle. He loves exploring new trails, traveling with his bike, and can often be found trying to keep up with his wife and two young kids- also on bikes. 

Knight Ide – Contributor

Position: Freeride Ambassador

Fame: Stone mason, sponsored rider and owner of Ideride, purveyor of all things mountain biking from guided trips to terrain park construction.

Spray: We all want to be Knight. And not just because he has a cool name. He’s also a master on a bike, in an excavator, and controlling his computer’s mouse with his left hand while using his right to… do other things.