Testimonials

"I wanted to take another opportunity to say thanks for providing such a great Level 1 PMBIA clinic a couple of weeks ago. I learned so much about my riding and how I plan on helping others. With that in mind I was wondering if you could point me in the direction of some insurance policies for those of us operating in the U.S. or if you know of a good point of contact."

Thanks,
Ian Fitzpatrick
www.cyclerightmtb.com

"What a month!! The 4-week course with ZEP in Whistler was a blast and is an experience I will never forget. The course started by getting our own riding up to scratch and then took us through everything you need to identify what a client should truly be getting from a quality Professional Mountain Bike Instructor. From the real riding basics, to teaching more advanced maneuvers, the course allowed us to push our riding while teaching us how to coach others in the most effective manner.

The ZEP Coaches' expert, local knowledge allowed us to maximize the masses of riding terrain there is in Whistler and helped us hone our riding/teaching skills on the world's best trails. Thanks v, I know I'll be riding for life now and loving every minute of it!"

Phillip Vorburger
Two-week ZEP Camper

"I would like to thank Paul and Ross for another fantastic two week rider improvement camp, in the best learning environment that is Whistler. These guys have the ability to get the best out your riding and giving you the knowledge to improve your riding beyond what you thought you where capable of. Their relaxed and flexible way they teach gives you confidence to take what you learn and put it in practice anywhere, on any trail, anytime."

Sam Hill (not the Sam Hill)
Two-week ZEP Camper

"Just a quick not to say thanks to the ZEP crew for an awesome two weeks. Not only have they made my first trip to whistler a comfortable one, but also they organized the extra accommodation I needed. I did the 2 week camp and as a rider, I’ve progressed so much more in those two weeks than I ever have. Along with new mountain biking skills they have also refined my existing riding skills. Paul and Ross's mountain biking knowledge and expertise are second to none and it shows through the students improved riding."

Ashley Palmer
Instructor Training Camp

Riding with, and being coached by some of the best people in the industry, in possibly one of the best riding locations in the world... was just incredible. My experience of the PMBI course was progressive and professional as well as being in a fun and relaxed environment. The camp exceeded my expectations and the ZEP Coaches were awesome!

Lewis Collins
5 week Instructor Training Camp

My 4 weeks with Paul (aka Captain ZEP) were exactly what Mountain Bike Australia magazine described it. LIFE CHANGING! The natural progression and the incredible teaching skills of Paul made all my dreams come true. Right from having the time of my life in the incredible setting of Lost Lake trails to the cloudy mountains of Whistler & Silverstar Bike Parks. Smashing the world renowned A-Line was a highlight, of which there were many. ZEP really gave me the opportunity to step it up, to learn to teach and have the time of my life. Thank you ZEP, I will be back!

Nathan Spencer
4 week Instructor Training Camp

I just wanted to thank you again for all your help! You have an amazing gift of breaking down seemingly impossible/difficult concepts into the most basic and simplest elements. Your easy to follow instructions, focusing on the "down and dirty", rather than on all the 'fluff', acted like a bell going off in my head - things just 'clicked'. Learning to jump and actually control the jump is the skill that I was most excited to learn this weekend and feel that with you help, I'm well on my way! Even days later, I feel like I'm on 'Crank it up' yelling, 'wee, wee, WEEEEEE!!!!!' and am smiling ear to ear like a giddy mountain biker!"

Jennefer Traynor

Paul's an excellent instructor. He has a great understanding of mountain bike skills and development, and a supportive and encouraging nature. I love learning new tips and conquering new bits of trail and I feel safe doing that with Paul.

Candace Shadley
Founder-Director Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camps

Paul Howard has refined my abilities as a coach, competitor and all around freerider. His coaching style is made unique by his intuitive ability to understand what individual riders need to achieve their goals, from dissecting a trick to visualizing the end result. What Paul offers is a rare brand of insight, foresight and experience, and most importantly the skill of infusing confidence.

Anita Nadiu

"Thank you sooo much! I had several successful days after our coaching and feel like I am now able to implement some of your wisdom into my riding. I took my husband and his buddy on "River" again and not only did they love it I was showered with complements from the boys. COOL!."

Barbara Clarke
Washington

"Brad and I left Whistler the end of August and made it back to Ontario. Brad and I both wanted to thank you for your skills and support this summer. Brad had great experiences under your direction and felt more comfortable and able to deal with trails both on the network and the mountain park. We hope to return to Whistler on a full time basis in 2008 and will require your coaching in the spring. All the best this fall and winter!"

Brad & Jo Monteith
Ontario

"Paul has taught me everything I know about mountain biking. Every lesson that I've had with him, which is a lot!, has been so helpful and of course, fun! I haven't met anyone that knows as much as he does about biking, from everything to technique to just knowing the trails."

Alexa Kravitz
16 yrs old, Texas

"Paul has taught me everything I know about mountain biking. Every lesson that I've had with him, which is a lot!, has been so helpful and of course, fun! I haven't met anyone that knows as much as he does about biking, from everything to technique to just knowing the trails."

Paul Kluge, co-instructor
Brighton, UK

"People always say that once you learn how to ride a bike, you never forget. I was 22 years old and had never learned to ride a bike when I met Paul Howard. He not only taught me the technical skills I needed to ride, but also gave me the confidence I needed to not be afraid. There are few people who really change your life and I can confidently say that Paul Howard has changed mine and I think of him every time I ride my mountain bike through the trails, loving every bump along the way."

Wendi Hausfeld
23 yrs old, USA

"Paul Howard is a fantastic mountain biking instructor. When he introduced me to the sport many years ago... Paul was patient with his students and presented obstacles well suited to our skills and experience. He has confidence in his students to overcome these obstacles on the way to having fun and experiencing the thrill of downhill biking."

Amy Fleischer
19 yrs old, USA

"Paul Howard is a fantastic mountain biking instructor. When he introduced me to the sport many years ago... Paul was patient with his students and presented obstacles well suited to our skills and experience. He has confidence in his students to overcome these obstacles on the way to having fun and experiencing the thrill of downhill biking."

Amy Fleischer
19 yrs old, USA

"I have observed Paul Howard in an instructional capacity over a five year period, he connects with his pupils and has a passionate understanding of biking, it's great to see someone find their calling"

Michael Brennan
Cape Town South Africa, Father of Jack Danger Brennan

"Paul has the incredible ability to combine teaching and fun into his instruction of biking techniques. There is never a dull moment on the trails and at the end of the day you know you've improved as a rider and have also had an unforgettable time."

Shelley Moskowitz
17 yrs old, UK