Chasing Epic is owned and operated by Steve Mokan, a long-time Colorado mountain biker and a veteran of the adventure sports world. Steve has worked with numerous adventure travel companies, outdoor gear manufacturers, and ski resorts across the west as a professional photographer with his other business, Switchback Photography. While working with these companies he realized a glaring hole in the current mountain bike adventure travel industry; Chasing Epic was created to fill that gap. Steve believes in putting together trips like he would for his closest friends- a trip where we focus on having fun, riding the best trails, and enjoying the company of others that love riding as much as we all do here at Chasing Epic.
Scott has been mountain biking for over 20 years, logging miles from Seattle to San Diego, Whistler to Wyoming and most places in between. Scott has competed at various levels in nearly every cycling discipline (downhill, XC, enduro, road, endurance) and currently spends his time off the bike designing and building trails in numerous areas around the Front Range of Colorado. Scott began his outdoor career as a rock climbing instructor and outdoor guide when he was 19. “For me, the best part of leading trips is sharing a new trail or experience with someone and seeing them light up with stoke… it’s awesome.”
Adam has been competitively racing mountain bikes for over 10 years across the western US in cross-country, endurance, and 24-hour contests. He is the founder of Erie Singletrack Advocates and on the board of Boulder Mountainbike Association; both organizations lead growth in cycling trails and community outreach in Colorado. He has been helping people learn to ride and increase their skills and fitness on local trails for many years. Adam is an expert level rider and has extensive knowledge of the trail systems in the areas he guides. Adam is affectionately known as our Fat Giraffe Ride Guide. You’ll know why when you meet him.
In her previous life, Jen was a two-time world champion and 5-time X-game medalist in halfpipe skiing. She started mountain biking in 2008 following a devastating ski injury resulting in damage to her ACL. Though initially used for rehab and cross training, mountain biking soon evolved into her next great passion. Now retired from halfpipe skiing, Jen uses her competitive edge in the growing scene of Enduro mountain biking, racing on the North American tour; she has already podium’ed in several well-known races. Additionally, Jen has recently been certified as an IMBA ICP Level 1 instructor! More than anything, Jen is committed to sharing her passion for the mountains with others through coaching, organizing group rides, and writing on her blog, JenHudak.com. When not racing or leading trips for Chasing Epic, Jen works in marketing in Park City and mentors young girls’ mountain biking through the Little Bellas program.
Bill has been racing off-road motorcycles since he was a kid; his racing career has given him the opportunity to travel the US and most of Europe. A few years ago he transitioned that love of two wheels to mountain biking, competitively racing on the Big Mountain Enduro series. Bill is also a member of the Snake River Mountain Bike Club, and does regular trail work on the killer trails in the Big Hole Mountains in SE Idaho. In the winter he guides snowmobile trips in the West Yellowstone Montana backcountry, and isn’t too shabby on skis either. By day he is a career firefighter and certified paramedic with the Idaho Falls Fire Department.
Jay grew up racing BMX and Downhill in New England before relocating to Colorado over a decade ago. Seeing his bike as his personal ticket to freedom, Jay has ridden from the lush North Shore of Vancouver, BC to the forests of Northern New Hampshire, and back down to the Red Rocks of Sedona, AZ. Travel and adventure are huge passions for Jay, and he enjoys leading trips that encompass the whole gamut of what an area has to offer both on dirt and off. As a former professional Freeskier and current Fitness Coach and Personal Trainer in Denver, Jay values the benefits of eating right and physical training to achieve your goals. When not wiping out in rock gardens or slashing berms on his dirt jumper, you can find him slaving away in the Winter Sports Industry for ON3P Skis and spending time with his family and pets, all while enjoying planet Earth as much as humanly possible.