Jonathan Atwell

Jonathan is a PMBIA-Certified Instructor based in Grand Junction and Fruita, Colorado. As a former elite road racer, he still enjoys pedaling hard, but now prefers pumping, jumping, floating, and flowing his way up and down the trails. Jonathan also has a Ph.D. in wildlife biology, is a filmmaker and photographer, and loves learning about and sharing the natural history of the region’s flora, fauna, and geological marvels. His goal for every client is at least one “aha,” light-bulb moment that will change the way they ride forever.

Having spent years teaching himself to mountain bike mostly through trial and error as an adult, Jonathan is eager to help fellow riders “soften the learning curve” and “rapidly accelerate their progress” (puns intended!) Whether beginners learning a totally new sport, or experienced riders looking to develop advanced techniques, he loves helping people of all ages and backgrounds build confidence, speed, style, safety, and creativity—while having more fun.

The only thing Jonathan finds more rewarding than big days of mountain biking and backcountry skiing in our region’s stunning landscapes is sharing those skills, passions, and places with others as a teacher, coach, and guide.