The Quick + Dirty with Jeremy McGhee
Posted on June 27 2018
Having Jeremy McGhee as a TASCO Tribe member means never a dull moment.
With a goal of inspiring others to get off the pavement, Jeremy launched his Weekly Ride video series this Spring. We caught up with him at the San Diego Regional Bike Summit to get the quick and dirty:
How long have you been riding?
I got my first adaptive bike in 2007.
Was there an accident?
I was left paralyzed from a motorcycle accident in 2001. It slowed me down, but never stopped me. Without the use of my legs I climbed then skied down Bloody Couloir, a major backcountry ski route in the Eastern Sierras in June 2012. The expedition was made into a documentary film- Drop IN.
What skill haven’t you mastered yet but are working on?
I’m constantly learning. There’s so much going on with three wheels. Right now I’m pushing how much pitch in off camber terrain I can take and carrying speed through it.
What gets you out of bed and out on the trail?
Coffee with MCT Oil and my Tasco Dawn Patrol gloves when it’s cold!
Why YouTube videos?
I do videos because it’s the best way to show adaptive riders what they are getting into.
Watch Jeremy's Weekly Ride:
What's your favorite riding spot?
Mammoth Mountain Bike Park, CA
Next planned trip?
Why attend the San Diego Regional Bike Summit?
This bike has changed my life. It’s gotten me off the pavement and I want others to experience it too. My advocacy work is providing better access to nature and wild places for individuals living with disabilities.
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Who are your influencers?
Pro skier Chris Benchetler. The nicest, most genuine guy you’ll ever meet.
Want more Jeremy?
Meredith McConvill, TASCO Tribe Athlete Management.