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Misty Mahoy

Misty grew up doing everything outdoors from riding horses to dirt bikes to riding bicycles with her neighborhood crew. Who knew there would be super amazing MTB trails in Florida! After falling in love with the sport she wanted to share it with EVERYONE!

Misty started an all ladies MTB club to get more ladies riding their bikes. Now she loves teaching others MTB skills to help build confidence on the trails. Misty has her Level 1 PMBIA certification she want to share her passion with everyone and having fun while doing it.

When not empowering people to get out ride bikes Misty is a sports & medical massage therapist and has two teenage boys that keep her on her toes.

“Bikes are life in our house so you will find the whole family on the trails or at the jump line every weekend”

Home Base

Mt Dora, Florida

Other Gig

Sports & Medical Massage Therapist

Instructor Certifications

PMBIA Level 1

Favorite Feature

Anything downhill and drops

Post-ride Food

FRIED PICKLES…… mmmmmmmm

Riding Tip

Body position- ready position …..this was a game changer for me & a confidence booster!

Riding Partners

My boys! My teenagers Hunter & Hayden are so pumped when I do new feature that I was struggling with! And my boyfriend Patrick…..I wouldn’t be on MTBs or coaching if it wasn’t for him. He pushes me every ride to be a  better rider…..sometimes he says it the wrong way LOL but we move on and I end up doing something EPIC at the end of the ride!

How did you get into mountain biking?

I got out of training horses professionally and was looking for a new hobby. They built a new trail right down from our house so we stated riding. Started on a entry level bike that was so freaking heavy but I was determined to ride bikes with our boys. That when my boyfriend brought home a steel frame 26″ Jamis Dragon……that was when it was game on!! That bike was so light and I flew around that trail!! I really felt like a badass, that is really when I notice all that hard rides paid off…. I was hooked!

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

Anywhere there are mountains I’m game… but I’d love to live in North West Arkansas!!

Follow Misty on Instagram @allaboutbalancemtb.

Looking to ride with Misty? You can usually find her instructing at one of our many clinics in Florida, Georgia, and Arkansas.

Mission accomplished!

My wife started mountain biking recently and while she enjoyed it, she was lacking some confidence and needed some skills....
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2014-03-19T14:34:22-07:00
My wife started mountain biking recently and while she enjoyed it, she was lacking some confidence and needed some skills. I knew Richard La China from the cross country racing scene and felt confident that he and the ninja team could help out.  I bought a woman's beginner clinic for my wife and she really enjoyed the challenge and experience.  She is a better mountain biker now with much more confidence and new and improved skills. Mission accomplished! I highly recommend Richard LaChina and the ninja skills clinics for any level. I bought my wife a clinic gift card for Christmas which she will use to take the intermediate clinic. I plan on taking an advanced course to improve my cornering skills. ~ Mark T.  

I look forward to an intermediate level class!

Good clinic. It was helpful to learn, practice with repetition and get critiqued by the coach all at once. I...
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2014-03-19T14:49:32-07:00
Good clinic. It was helpful to learn, practice with repetition and get critiqued by the coach all at once. I look forward to an intermediate level class! Thanks for doing this coach Richard! ~ Sally A.  

The best money I’ve ever spent on mountain biking!

Just finished a two day skills workshop in Dallas. To say it was the best money I've ever spent on...
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2017-06-05T14:02:09-07:00
Just finished a two day skills workshop in Dallas. To say it was the best money I've ever spent on mountain biking would be an understatement. Our instructor was Aaron Lucy, a wonderful teacher and just a real pleasure to be around kind of guy. I highly recommend Ninja for anyone from novice to advanced riders as they cover just about anything and everything that will make you a more rounded rider.  Thanks so much Aaron for all the advice and coaching! ~Mark Stewart

I’ve ridden mountain bikes since 1988 …

I'm a 63 y.o. Road and MTB cyclist.  I've ridden mountain bikes since 1988.  I really wish that I'd taken...
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2017-06-05T14:44:17-07:00
I'm a 63 y.o. Road and MTB cyclist.  I've ridden mountain bikes since 1988.  I really wish that I'd taken this course 25 years ago and I might have avoided some of the injuries I received over the years. I took only the morning first intro session at Phoenix and I learned a great deal in a short period of time.  Richard is a very gifted cyclist and coach with excellent pedagogical skills.  The class moved quickly, but covered all the appropriate details needed to handle a bike on technical trails.  Richard had two local expert cyclists who demonstrated techniques while he provided a narrative and answered question. We had one relatively new rider who was very wary of some of the steeper, technical descents.  By the end of the class, you could actually see a significant increase in her confidence using the skills acquired in the class. I'm looking forward to doing one of Ninja's camps and I hope they are able to expand their clinics to my area (Albuquerque, NM). William J.

Coach Richard is fantastic!

I attended a women's basic mountain bike skills clinic and saw an immediate improvement in my riding. Coach Richard is...
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2014-03-19T14:35:11-07:00
I attended a women's basic mountain bike skills clinic and saw an immediate improvement in my riding. Coach Richard is fantastic! ~ Patricia H.    

They made things fun and easy going.

Had a great class Oct 11. Kris and Richard were very helpful and knowledgeable. They made things fun and easy...
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2015-09-28T07:50:53-07:00
Had a great class Oct 11. Kris and Richard were very helpful and knowledgeable. They made things fun and easy going, even while rolling you off the the lunch table bench. Came away with a bit more confidence which I have already put into practice. I really appreciated the review of what was covered in the class in the follow up email. Looking forward to taking the Jan intermediate class at Balboa, hopefully it will be up for registering soon. In the mean time I have a lot to work on. ~Linda Peterson

Don’t hesitate, sign up for the next skills clinic in your area!

My adult son and I participated in the "Fundamentals" camp on Saturday at Hildebrand Ranch in Denver, Colorado. We were...
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2017-06-05T14:10:17-07:00
My adult son and I participated in the "Fundamentals" camp on Saturday at Hildebrand Ranch in Denver, Colorado. We were both very pleased with the clinic and would highly recommend it to anyone who has recently started riding full suspension mountain bikes. We have already been back out on the single-track trails practicing what we learned in the clinic. Aaron and Richard did a great job breaking down all the fundamentals and honestly amazed at the impact on my riding. Still have a lot to work on but if I follow the instructions I can improve my riding. We are both scheduled to attend a two day clinic in Santa Fe with Richard and looking forward to taking our riding to the next level. If you want to improve your skills, don't hesitate to sign up for the next skills clinic in your area. ~Dan Mitchell
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