pedalTherapy was started by Scott Givens, an avid mountain biker with 25 years of riding and competing under his pedals. He soon discovered a passion for introducing friends and family to the sport that he loved so much. He knew his years of experience helped make him a great rider, but that didn't automatically qualify him as a great instructor (though the wisdom doesn't hurt!).
That's why Scott chose to pursue and pass the stringent requirements of the IMBA Instructor Certification Program (ICP) as a Level II Basic and Intermediate Skills Instructor. Scott is the ONLY IMBA certified instructor in the Phoenix area. The ICP provides its instructors with a proven, standard set of teaching procedures, developed from nearly 20 years of coaching experience.
Scott's greatest joy comes from working with his students until they have that "Ah HA!" moment. By empowering the students to tackle trail obstacles with confidence, they can safely explore and expand their skill set, ultimately creating a more talented rider in a fraction of the time compared to "just getting out and riding."
Scott has called Phoenix home since 1997 and enjoys the almost perfect year round riding weather with his wife, two sons, and yellow lab. When it becomes hot enough in the summers to melt your tires, you might find Scott and his family cooling off at Bartlett or Roosevelt Lake, or heading to Colorado for enduro racing.