Make the most of your time in the saddle!

Are you like me? Is most of the mountain bike media you consume made up of content that is entertaining, but out of reach? Things like:

    • feature length movies 
    • professional video edits
    • social media influencers riding in exotic locations

This is all great entertainment, and I love watching all of it! But, where is the real-world content that will help us get the most out of our time in the saddle?

I’m Luke Marshall and I started RideSphere because I want to help real riders like you find answers to your questions, and to help connect you to the people, places, things and ideas that will help you make the most of your time in the saddle!

This is me (Luke) descending during the Singletrack 6 stage race in 2017

Who am I?

I’ve always been interested in adventure. That interest guided me toward an education in Communications and Journalism.

Once finished school, I intended to go out into the world to seek adventure, and to photograph and write about it. I soon found out that things don’t always go as planned. I went to work in an unrelated, but nevertheless interesting field where I learned that life can still be full of adventure without it being a full-time job. You just need to make the most of the time you have!

Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro
Heather and I and others at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

I soon began amateur mountain bike racing, and quickly found that I am solidly mediocre! But even though I’m not a first place finisher, I love pushing myself, and I love the places that racing takes me. I’ve participated in a variety of races over the years including XC, marathon and stage races, such as the BC Bike Race.

I’ve also travelled, riding my bike (and not riding my bike), to Nepal, Patagonia, Uganda, South Africa, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Ghana and all over North America, looking for adventure.

I want to use this experience to help you make the most of your time in the saddle.

Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, I have the privilege of living in a city that takes cycling seriously and offers access to some of the best mountain biking in the world.

Special guests

I will be the main contributor to the site but will also introduce guest posts from time to time, including from my talented and lovely wife Heather. Heather features prominently in all my adventures and will feature prominently in this blog as well.

Heather descending through the trees on Megahurtz trail near Fernie, British Columbia. (Luke Marshall/RideSphere)

How do you spend your time in the saddle? I’d love to hear from you!

Please don’t be a stranger! I’d love to hear from you. Send me your comments, questions, ideas and insights! Contact me here!