About Miles Wide and its creator, Miles.
Miles first started mountain biking in 1997 when he saw “Mountain Bike” magazine in Penn Station, NY. A Trek Y33 stood on the cover in classic 90’s fashion: anodized purple and gray. Resembling what looked liked a motorcycle without an engine, Miles’ eyes were blown away and he had to ride it. At the age of 13 he couldn’t “legally” work at a bike shop. Instead he shadowed a mentor, Bob Harris, at BikeWorks in Greenville, NY. Almost everyday after school he’d go over to the shop and knag the heck out of Bob with questions like any 13 year old should. Every weekend he would change flats, unpack new bikes, vacuumed the floors and of course, asked questions.
That summer Miles went on a mountain bike trip in Colorado with a group called the “Biking Expedition”. At the airport gate were two counselors and a group of “tweens” from all over the US who shared the same passion for riding. They traveled, camped, talked bikes and road epic trails throughout Colorado. They stopped in Durango during the NORBA Race series where Miles met those same people he had read about in magazines months earlier. He was HOOKED.