Tricia Shadell

Tricia Shadell

Durango, Colorado

I live in Durango, CO a mecca for mountain bike enthusiasts. Mountain biking came into my life in 2010 and like many of the women I talk to, it was after some sort of break-up or heartache. Never under estimate the power of two wheels.

In 2013 I came across a race format called Enduro. Downhill is definitely where I find the giggle fits and I enjoy working for them, so Enduro makes a lot of sense. The best part about racing has been the lifelong friends I have met. Of course the races help build my skills and confidence on the bike, but nothing beats the camaraderie.

My passions to teach, share, and inspire others on a mountain bike has been created because of this community. I will continue to race several Downhill races and some Enduro’s, but my new focus is learning how to coach. I am currently assistant coaching the Durango Devo U14 girls. I also help different coaches by shadowing at the Vida MTB Series. During some weekends I locally lead small groups of women on “session” rides. Teaching is something I have enjoyed for sometime now, as a certified yoga instructor I feel like this education transfers well to coaching, teaching. I am so excited to see more women become more confident on bikes!

What is your favorite thing to do in SHREDLY that is not on two wheels?
Most days I get out and hike with my two dogs, Bonny and Shama. I may even be spotted riding my horse Spark somewhere adventurous. I am always trying to find time for a little yoga sesh. Headstands are my favorite! And why not wear Shredly when doing all these activities?!

What is your day job?
When I am not on the bike you can find me any number of places, my massage practice is the most popular. I am grateful to have such a thriving business with clients that understand my passion to travel and ride bikes.

What is your favorite pattern?
My absolutely favorite pair of SHREDLY shorts is the KAYLIE. But I really do love them all! It is so fun to show up to ride somewhere and see all these ladies stylin’ out in their SHREDLY shorts! We are part of an outdoor fashionista club!