Gina Kenny

Gina lives less than a mile from the trails at the Palos Forest Preserve, which she tries to ride everyday. She loves giving people the skills and confidence to play on their bikes with a goal of getting as many people addicted to mountain biking as possible.

Home Base

Willow Springs, Illinois

Other Gig

I work full time for Ride Illinois, the statewide not-for-profit bicycling advocacy organization

Instructor Certifications

BICP Level 2

Favorite Type of Terrain

Probably rock gardens and rooty sections, but they are all fun.

Trail Snack  

Swedish Fish

Riding Tip    

Go and play on your bike and session sections.

Favorite Riding Partner

My 13-year-old son, Christopher, is my favorite riding partner — although, he has not gotten addicted to biking yet so he usually has to be bribed. He once rode 25 miles with her on an organized ride because there were donuts at the rest stops.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

Right where I am – a view of trees from my windows, within minutes from singletrack, near family, and working for Ride Illinois.

Looking to ride with Gina? You can usually find her instructing at one of our many clinics in Illinois.