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Shaums March

Shaums


Shaums March

MARCH NORTHWEST FOUNDER AND COACH SHAUMS

March Northwest is led by founder and coach Shaums March, a two time Downhill masters World Champion, former Red Bull athlete, and technical skills coach for the USA Cycling National and Olympic team. Shaums has coached multiple riders to National Championships, and 5 of his riders have won World Championship titles.

Shaums is the lead instructor trainer and curriculum developer for the International Mountain Bike Association Instructor Certification Program (IMBA-ICP). Shaums has more than 20 years experience coaching, running youth programs, adult clinics, professional team building programs and one on one trainings.

Shaums is passionate about mountain biking, helping people build confidence, have fun, and build skills on their bikes.

He enjoys spending time with his two kids, enjoying the great outdoors together.

Photography courtesy of Mike Honcho

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Char


CHAR WALLER!

Char


CHAR WALLER!

COACH CHAR

Char Waller is a certified IMBA level 2 coach. Char has been involved in coaching the junior race team, "Queens of Dirt," and is the WMBC Director of Education.

She has a deep history with mountain biking and racing, dating back to 1984. Her passion is to share and nurture her love and joy of mountain biking.

Originally from Seattle, with stints in NorCal and Breckenridge, CO, she's come full-circle back to the PNW. Char lives in Bellingham, WA with her husband, daughter, dog, two cats, and six chickens.


FUN FACTS

RIDER ALIAS: Bunny Wailer

HOME TOWN: Bellingham, WA

WHY YOU JOINED MNW: Passion for riding and to pass my experience forward.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT COACHING? I enjoy seeing the “aha moment,” when the lights go on, everything clicks, and the smile expands.

CERTIFICATIONS: IMBA Level 1, First Aid, CPR, LMP - Licensed Massage Practitioner

COACHING TIP FROM SHAUMS THAT CHANGED THE WAY I RIDE: It’s simple…keep your body centered on the bike.

FAVORITE LINES TO SHRED: SST / Back Door

FAVORITE ENERGY FOOD: Peanut butter honey sandwich

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Zoae Spackman

Zoae


Zoae Spackman

COACH ZOAE (ZO-WAY) SPACKMAN

Full-time mom - part time mountain bike instructor. 

Zoae spends her time raising three boys, instructing a variety of mountain bike clinics and growing the women's mountain bike scene in Bellingham, WA. 

Zoae’s fun teaching style makes learning new skills a positive experience. She started mountain biking in Spokane, WA in 2004, and calls Bellingham home since 2005.

“My passion is giving beginning women the encouragement and skills to ride confidently.”

Zoae is a certified IMBA level 2 coach.


FUN FACTS

RIDER ALIAS: The Zesty One

HOME TOWN: Bellingham, WA

WHY YOU JOINED MNW: I was asked to. How could I refuse when I get to ride with my boys and teach women awesome skills!

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT COACHING? Giving women and kids the skills they need to have more fun riding.

CERTIFICATIONS: IMBA Level 1, First Aid, CPR

COACHING TIP FROM SHAUMS THAT CHANGED THE WAY I RIDE: Lifting my knees when working on bunny hopping.

MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE ON A BIKE: Riding up Whoopsie Whoodle on my husband’s 9th anniversary. Way more fun going down!

FAVORITE LINES TO SHRED: Whoopsie Whoodle - down, not up!

RANDOM FACT ABOUT YOURSELF: I like to sew, especially modify clothing to fit me better.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Loading bikes on my Recon Rack with the aid of my hot pink stool.

SPECIAL SKILLS: Wearing lots of color.