12 years ago, Laura Childress started the first mountain bike camp on this side of the mountain. She is a mom, a registered nurse, and a co-head-coach of the Drake Mountain Bike Team. For 12 years she has been the director, ride leader, adventurer, mentor, and mechanic for Bike Adventures for Kids. As a co-head-coach of the Drake Mountain Bike Team, she is committed to getting more kids on bikes and especially girls. She is a registered nurse, is Wilderness First Aid Certified and provides kids with a safe and positive experience. As a mom of a middle schooler, she is championing the Specialized Foundation's "Riding for Focus" program, which is using scientific research combined with a school cycling program to help kids, "achieve academic, health, and social success." Most importantly she believes that riding bikes should be fun whether your child likes to SHRED or just take in the scenery!