You’re in great hands at Wasatch Road and Trail.
Our team of highly trained, mountain bike skills coaches, pro riders, a physician, and support staff will make your stay with us an unforgettable mountain bike experience. We’ve also partnered with an excellent chef, mechanic, and yoga instructor to meet all your needs.
Dr. Eric Heiden
The knee, shoulder and sports medicine specialist at Heiden Orthopedics.
Although many claim “sports medicine” to be their specialty, Dr. Heiden embodies the term like no other orthopedic surgeon.
Earning more medals in a single Olympics than any previous Olympic athlete and setting 15 world records in his speed skating career, Dr. Heiden is a true American sports icon. At the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Winter Games, he won the Gold in all five speed skating events, including sprint and distance, while setting four Olympic records and one world record.
After retiring from speed skating, Dr. Heiden began a second career in cycling. He quickly rose to the top, winning a United States Cycling Championship and competing with the 7-Eleven team in the 1986 Tour de France just a few years later. By 1991, Dr. Heiden had earned his medical degree from Stanford University and was ready to begin his third career – what he considers his life work – as an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine.
In 2006, Dr. Heiden and his wife, Dr. Karen Heiden, relocated to Park City and worked at “The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH),” In 2008, Drs Eric and Karen Heiden established their own orthopedic practices in Park City and Salt Lake. As an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Heiden finds that his experiences skating and cycling help him form a unique connection with his patients, many of whom are injured athletes.
Pro cyclist and founder of Women in the Mountains.
Erica is the founder of Women in the Mountains, a mountain bike skills company. She and her coaches teach hundreds of women each season in Utah, Nevada and New Zealand. They host a variety of events from one day to multi-day clinics and luxury retreats.
In addition to being a Professional Mountain Bike Instructor (PMBIA), Erica is a certified USA Cycling coach with a WFR certification. Erica has been teaching skills clinics since 2011 and has worked with hundreds of athletes. Working with beginners to pro racers, she has been able to connect with every level of rider to help them with the progression of their skills.
Erica raced mountain bikes professionally from 2010 to 2017. She raced to the front of the field to secure multiple podiums on the National level and raced several international World Cups on the mountain bike. She won two Masters National Championship titles on the road (Time Trial and Road Race). She and her husband have a 10-year old son and call Park City, Utah home. With a great support crew and loving family, she is able to fulfill her dreams by traveling the world to share her passion for cycling.
Amy was raised on a farm in Idaho with a big family where food was always a central part of their life. From this upbringing, she learned to love cooking from a young age, and food continued to be a central passion of her life and perhaps... a bit of an obsession. Today, Amy lives in Park City with her husband and five incredible sons. She spends a significant amount of time in her self-designed kitchen preparing and creating healthy and delicious meals for the men in her life. Amy also enjoys hosting large dinner parties for friends, family and neighbors. Her love of food has also been a central element of her travels and led her to finding unique culinary experiences across the globe. In 2016, once all of her boys where in school, she finally had the time to pursue this passion of cooking, and attended Park City Culinary Institute. Since graduation, she has been working as a private chef in the Park City area. Her experience allows her to create diverse and unique creative dishes that will please even the pickiest eater.
Wasatch Road and Trail retreat will have mechanical support by Troy Michaud of Flying Sprocket. As a Certified Bike Mechanic, Troy provides a personal and professional touch to everything he does. From a complete overhaul of the latest electronic shifting to simply fixing a flat tire, Troy has been trusted by cycling professionals for many years. He will be on hand to service retreat guests' bikes each night to be sure they are ready for another smooth ride the next day!
YOGA / MASSAGE THERAPIST
Sarah is a full-time yoga instructor and massage therapist with more than 10 years experience. She has taken these skills on the road and has taught and worked worldwide. She is a mountain girl who assists with the wellness of professional skiers, climbers, cyclists, poker players, and other professional athletes. Sara has worked in five star spas, remote luxury resorts, hospitals. She studies and practices structural integration, orthopedic massage, and lymphatic drainage. Her yoga style is alignment based, deep, and approachable.
photo by Kate Speare
Long time ski instructor. Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist & Personal Trainer. She gets stoked on helping students discover new talents and abilities. A natural teacher, Kristen takes a student-centered approach to introducing mountain biking skills with an eye towards safety and fun. She is PMBIA certified (Professional Mountain Bike Instructor).
As a coach, she takes great pride in connecting with each student in a way that helps to breakdown communication styles and any barriers that may slow the learning process. Her goal is for each student to feel that they have received personalized coaching input.
Languages: Spanish Other certs: USCAC coach, PSIA L2, Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist CPR/AED
Trained and experienced in a variety of learning environments, Shelly has contributed to a number of innovative and effective programs. Shelly's path has progressed through the classrooms of typical public schools to the special challenges of students and families serving in the armed services, and then on to special needs facilities. She is a mom (two daughters), and the wife of a U.S. Marine, now a technology executive. She has coached skiing, gymnastics, freestyle ski jumping, swimming, and currently serve as the lead coach for Basin Recreation Center’s adult and youth mountain bike programs. In addition, she leads weekly mountain bike rides for ‘At Risk’ youth for the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective. She is PSIA PMBIA and IMBA Certified, collectively for the past 12 years. In every aspect of life, she has sought to engage and encourage people to grasp and express their gifts and talents.
Virginia has an array of teaching skills honed in a variety of settings with students from diverse backgrounds, having coached both mountain bike and road skills (with PMBIA and USA Cycling Beginner Racer Program coaching certifications) and also worked as an art history professor (while also racing mountain, gravel, and road bikes). Through carefully and creatively presented lessons, Virginia guides each individual student to find their own personal zone of learning, outside of their comfort zone so they can progress but not to the point of being freaked out and unable to learn. Safe, fun, and fast are all sides of the same three sided coin!