Taft Mountain Bike Programming

Taft Mountain Bike Programming

The city of Richfield is excited to partner with level 2 BICP certified instructor, Matt Swenson of Spokelore LLC, on mountain bike programming taking place right here in the city of Richfield at our Taft Bike Park.  The goal with this programming is to take advantage of our signature bike park by connecting an expert instructor in the field with riders of all ages and skill levels that are interested in pursuing the life long sport of mountain biking.  Youth, teen and adult camps, clinic series and even private lessons will be offered starting in May of 2024 with registrations taking place HERE.  

About Instructor Matt Swenson

To The Spokelore founder Matt Swenson, biking is a joy to be shared by everyone. Matt is committed to creating an inviting, inclusive environment for anyone who wants to grow their skills and enjoy time on the trail. “It’s about connection, not competition,” he says.

As a BICP-certified Level 2 coach riding 5,000 trail miles each year all over the country, Matt helps riders of all skill levels learn the fundamentals and build next level skills - so you can grow your confidence and enjoy mountain biking as an accessible, lifelong activity. He puts his background in adult learning and development to good use, developing individualized coaching plans based on pre-training interviews.

Matt was introduced to cycling as a boy in south Minneapolis, where he vividly recalls buying his first two bikes at the legendary Penn Cycle, and the days of “free ranging” all over town, riding streets and trails of all kinds, exploring Minnehaha Creek and practicing at the original BMX park at Taft in Richfield.