Jonathan Atwell

Jonathan is a PMBIA Level 3 certified instructor based in Grand Junction and Fruita, Colorado. As a former elite road racer, he still enjoys pedaling, 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 and sharing about 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 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 new sport, or experienced riders looking to develop advanced techniques like drops, jumps, and cornering—he helps people of all ages and backgrounds build confidence, safety, style, speed, and creativity.

Jonathan also works as a bike and ski instructor at [Aspen] Snowmass Bike Park and Ski School, is an AMGA-certified backcountry ski guide, and is an AIARE-certified avalanche educator.