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Joe Schwartz

Regular Joe

Favorite Packs: Raptor 14; Kode 32


Joe Schwartz is a resident of British Columbia, Canada. He has been a professional mountain bike rider for over a decade, and was a featured rider in the New World Disorder series of bike movies, as well as other movie productions and TV shows (Ride Guide, Drop-In). Through his work with film companies he has been fortunate enough to travel all over the globe, riding in some very exotic locales.

 Joe works with photographers to produce stunning images that have been published in bike and outdoor magazines worldwide. He has also competed in and judged the internationally renowned Red Bull Rampage, a freeride event that pushed the limits of mountain biking.

 Joe leads mountain bike trips in Switzerland with Big Mountain Bike Adventures, exploring singletrack through the Alps. He also is a mountain bike coach, both for private sessions and for the Summer Gravity Camps in Whistler.

 www.joeschwartz.ca features videos, photos and stories of Joe’s adventures, and he has also been published in magazines such as Decline, Terrengsykkel, Singletrack UK, Kootenay Mountain Culture and online at pinkbike.com and nsmb.com.

 Joe is an ACMG certified backcountry ski guide, and has worked for numerous catski, heliski, and ski touring lodges all over BC. While mountain biking is his main love, Joe uses his skis as an escape mechanism. His past adventures include completing multi-day ski traverses throughout BC and achieving a number of committing descents in the BC Coast Range, the Canadian Rockies, and in the French Alps.

 Joe is a graduate of the BCIT School of Business, where he focused in Marketing Communications. He specializes in brand management, and has worked with multiple organizations to help develop their communications strategies.

 Sponsors: Osprey Packs, Kona Bicycles, Smith Optics, NRG Enterprises, Sombrio Clothing, Chromag, Giro