Roots MTB was established in 2014 by cycling industry veteran Jay Thomas.  Jay fell in love with mountain biking over 20 years ago and never looked back. Growing up in rooty, rocky, New England he honed his technical riding skills and developed his love of the mountains. After graduating from Plymouth State University with a degree in Physical Education and Coaching, he set his sights on the great Rocky Mountains of Colorado and began his professional career in cycling. Jay has been a part of several influential cycling companies such as Wheels Manufacturing,  Specialized Bicycle Components and Quality Bicycle Products.. 

With his background in education he is able to provide clear, precise instruction to help riders of all abilities accomplish their personal goals.  He is currently Missouri’s only BICP Certified Level 3 Skills Instructor.  The Roots coaching staff consists of 5 instructors who are all certified through the Bicycle Instructor Certification Program.  

At Roots MTB, we specialize in beginner and intermediate skills clinics for adults. Also, with a background in technical riding we are able to offer specialty clinics  and private lessons for advanced level riders at appropriate bike parks. 


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