OUR INSTRUCTOR TEAM
You do not get to be one of our instructors by training for a weekend or two, or by simply having an instructor’s license. We like to keep our bar high. Before they work with students on their own, our instructors put in hundreds of hours as students themselves, with experienced instructors as their mentors. Furthermore, a commitment to continuous improvement of their own skills, knowledge and training techniques is a basic requirement for each and every one of our instructors which they take pride in. Some of our instructors have experience on the racetrack, from 50cc mini to professional motorcycle road racing. In addition, they have dirt and off-road experience, which is one of the best ways to broaden your skills.
TREVOR “Sandman” DECH
CHIEF INSTRUCTOR / COACH
Trevor took to riding motorcycles when his dad sat him on a bike at the tender age of three. He began teaching in 1991 and has taught over 26,000 people since. He was a pro road racer at the CMRA, winning both the Superbike and Heavyweight championships in 2004. His energy, enthusiasm, profound experience and genuine riding talent, along with his constant passion for the sport and his need to share it with others is what makes Trevor an exceptional instructor. Cool fact, Trevor is also the first Canadian 3C coach for the Yamaha Champion’s School!
DAYNON “Inde” STEIERT
INSTRUCTOR / COACH – On-Road
Daynon a graduate of Too Cool really understands what riding is all about. His natural riding talent and his very honest approach to coaching makes him a great part of the team. Even away from coaching he is immersed in things motorcycle related either by watching videos of how to get better, working on his own bikes or watching Supercross. He’s been on the race track up at Castrol in Edmonton, RMM in Calgary and AREA27 in Oliver BC, attended Yamaha Champions School and soon California Superbike.
JACK “Bulls-Eye” LATTA
INSTRUCTOR / COACH – On-Road
Jack strives for perfection and has attended Rich Oliver’s Mystery School and Colin Edwards Texas Tornado Boot Camp. He has made many a lap at track days up in Edmonton where he also got his wife hooked on riding at the track. Jack understood what it is like to be a student. He always knows the right things to say and his coaching style complements our school. If you’re riding around in BC or just south of the border, maybe you’ll see him – that’s where he hopes to spend some of his free time now!
TOM “Dusty” ELDRIDGE
INSTRUCTOR / COACH – Off-Road
Tom originally attended our basic riding school with his dad Guy and has been hooked ever since. He’s attended our former taste the dirt program, the Off-Road program that he now instructs, ridden to all areas of North America including up to Alaska, Moab, Jimmy Lewis’s school in Nevada and watched many of Chris Birch’s training videos. Hes all in with a wealth of knowledge on off-road riding wrapped in a calm demeanor.
DAVID “Top Doc” TOPPS
INSTRUCTOR / COACH – Off-Road, Advanced On-Road (Basic On-Road in training)
The evolution of ‘David the Doctor’ to ‘David the Rider’ is something to not only be amazed at but amused at. Would you believe it if we told you he never approved of them? You would be considered dead to him if you rode. Well… David’s career has always revolved around educating people so he really understand what it takes to be better at anything. And being open to educating himself is why he gave motorcycling a chance. And before he knew what hit him, he was swept off his feet and sucked in for life and we are so glad for it!
David has taken a number of off-road and advance street courses including the Yamaha Champions School and California Superbike. He also frequent track days including that at RMM and Area27. Hes now all in and nothing is dead to him now.
BRYAN “tbd” KOENIG
INSTRUCTOR / COACH in training – On-Road
OUR SUPPORT TEAM
Behind the scenes is the other half of our team. The are the quiet half but without them, the school wouln’t be nearly as fun or functional.
LANCHI “Smash” DECH
M.O.M – Motorcycle Operations Manager
Lanchi is really the nervous system of our team. She loves riding and helping people do things that some might see as impossible or that others may have said you could not do. It’s how she met the Chief – at 5’2″ and 80 pounds soaking wet, she wanted to see if she was big enough to ride. From that moment on, Trevor knew that her heart made up for any lack of height or size. Her will is second to none. She not only pushes Trevor to be the best instructor he can be, she supports our students so that they too can achieve their dream and find that amazing ride. She really lives up to the title of M.O.M.
TEAK “Killswitch” SATO
Teak just like the rest of our team came to us as a student in 2017. At the time we were also in the process of giving the school a visual facelift and in came Teak like an angel. He takes what we think we want and turns it into what we want. He’s not only an individual who’s always happy to help in some way, he’s just a great person to hang out with… he’s genuinely just a great guy. And that is how Teak became the creative designer on the team and part of our motofamily forever!
DON “Obidon” FERGIN
RED SEAL MECHANIC – Universal Cycle Services
Don is a Journeyman Red Seal Mechanic with over 35 years of industry experience turning more wrenches on more bikes than you could imagine. He’s been riding for even more – drag racing for over 40 years, taking home 13 championships and 4 Wally’s! He is the founder and owner of Universal Cycle, one of the largest independently owned motorcycle shops in Calgary and area. Don is a no-BS guy who stands behind his and his crew’s work which is why Universal is Too Cool’s go-to. Like Trev, Don eats, sleeps, lives, and breathes this love called motorcycling.
JAYDEN “Sparrow” Mai
HONDA MX125 “Grom”
This cute, little, naked bike is a non intimidating and super fun start to riding. Definitely the favourite since it’s joined the fleet.
KAWASAKI 250EX “Ninja”
These 250cc bikes are a class and instructor favourite, and great in every way. After only five minutes, most students don’t want to get off.
HONDA CBR “300R”
The Honda CBR300R is what they call a full fairing motorcycle and shares the same engine as the CB300R and Rebel 300. It protects you from the wind and the riding position for some people just feels like the right machine to recharge their smile. It’s so much fun when you find yourself tucked in behind its fairing weeeeeeeeee!!!!!
HONDA CB “300R”
The CB300R’s is the naked and more upright version and as mentioned shares the same engine as the CBR and the Rebel. It is one of the motorcycles with a taller stance. It tucks you into its tank to give you the rider a real sense of connection not only to the bike itself but to your environment.
YAMAHA YZF “R3”
The Yamaha R3’s have a 320cc engine. It offers a solid combination of class-leading power and light, agile handling.
The incredible MotoGP inspired M1 race bike styling on the 2019 model, an easy to ride personality and you have the perfect recipe for a super fun riding experience. While it has the same great engine and clutch it has a different riding feel than its predecessor – what a difference a year can make! They are definitely one of the favourites for students and instructors alike.
The naked more upright and just as fun version of the R3.
This little Enduro / Adventure motorcycle has been so popular we had to get another. This style gives you a more upright riding position, a soft seat and a wonderful cushioned suspension that makes you feel you’re riding on a cloud. It has a spunky little engine with a smooth clutch and gives you the option of going a little off-road if your heart so desires.
HONDA CRF “250L”
The CRF250L could be considered the XT-250’s bigger brother with its taller and firmer seat. Being light and nimble they make a great street bike. And with the little teeth on the foot pegs they provide you with a great connection through your feet when you stand up for some off road.
YAMAHA “VSTAR 250”
The best sounding bike in the fleet, the Yamaha VStar 250’s a real V-Twin engine with a classic fuel tap and cruiser style feet forward arms wide positioning. It’s just so much fun having your butt close to the ground as you cruise around those curves and on those long highways taking you to places to just enjoy. This could be a start of a wonderful experience.
HONDA “REBEL 300”
The Rebel 300 has their own attitudes that’s for sure. While it share the same engines as some of the other bikes they provide a completely different riding experience. Either you will love them or hate them. There really is no in between. These are for sure a must try. We call them our little bobbers because when you ride them you just feel like bobbing your head. They are designed similar to the Harley’s fat boy made famous from Arnold Schwarzenegger.
ZERO “SR ZF14.4”
Our electric bike courtesy of Calgary Cycle City. Shes quite and goooooes!