North Shore rider Ryan Leech is using his skills on the mountain bike to teach kids important life lessons through his 50-school “Trials of Life” tour this spring. The 28-year old rider starred in MTB films like the Collective and now shows off his gnarly riding in parking lots to awestruck audiences of kids and teens.
The “Trials of Life” series will focus on teaching kids to follow their dreams and find what they’re passionate about, much like Ryan found his passion for mountain biking. Environmental responsibility will also be a key theme in the presentations and Ryan plans to raise money for clean energy initiatives.
It’s great to see pro athletes giving back and being genuine, few sports can claim such great role models for the younger generation. Keep up the good work Ryan!