Level 2 PMBI Certified Coach and Guide (Trail & Air concepts)
PMBI Youth Module
Certificate in Emergency First Response + 40hr WAFA
On-Call Fire Fighter with Squamish Fire Rescue

Laura Battista

Lead Coach

My love for bikes began at age 13 in my hometown of Adelaide, South Australia in the velodrome. I trained at a National Level and aspired to attend the Olympics, until a family move to England forced me to leave my team. My love for training and competing on the track preconditioned me for racing Enduro today. A few years after moving to England I bought my first mountain bike and a hobby quickly turned to a passion. In 2014 I moved to BC to continue to explore the west coast and now call Squamish home.

M mountain biking makes me so happy, helps me push my limits both physically and mentally and I find it brings the best out of me. I've made lifelong friendships and have been lucky enough to travel the world exploring and racing. My top racing moments have been winning the 2018 Trans BC enduro and finishing 7th at the 2019 EWS in Caneli Italy.

Mountain biking is a never-ending learning challenge and I really enjoy taking riders out to experience new trails and help others in achieving their goals. I love when the "stoke" is high and we can support each other in accomplishing new skills and trail features.