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Art – Owner, Coach and Lead Guide

Art is a man who wears many hats! He was introduced to mountain biking by his wife, co-owner Tara. While Art is an enthusiast of many outdoor activities including snowboarding and motocross, mountain biking is deeply rooted as his passion. So much so, that he was one of the founding members of the Tucson Off-Road Cyclists and Activists, a non-non-profit group dedicated to the maintenance and development of Tucson’s trails. An outspoken activist for TORCA, Art volunteers his time meeting with Forest Service officials, working on the much anticipated Mt Lemmon Comprehensive Trails Plan, or bucking fallen trees off of trails (he wields a cross cut saw like those guys in the timber sports competitions). His priority is riding with his favorite riding partner and best friend, his wife. Art’s passion and pride for Tucson is second only to riding mountain bikes. Art’s mission with Home Grown, as it was before Home Grown, is to share Tucson’s amazingly unique trails with anyone who wants to experience them. Art is a Level 2 “Air” trained PMBIA certified MTB Instructor, having coached hundreds of riders from beginner to expert.



Matt – Equipment Manager, Coach and Lead Guide

Growing up in a small town in Northern California, Matt has always found himself in the woods with two wheels underneath him. With endless miles of rugged century old fire roads and single track at his disposal he quickly figured out how much fun rough, unforgiving terrain could be. Before moving to Tucson, Matt had been honing his skills in Santa Cruz, Ca with frequent road trips to B.C., Tahoe, Oregon and Mammoth. He has been a test pilot for different companies in the bike industry, working out the kinks before they get on your bike. Matt is also currently a professional bike mechanic, making bikes operate like buttah for over 15 years. He not only loves to ride the trail but feels that putting in the effort to make them clean and buff is a necessity as he is an active member of the local trail advocacy group TORCA. A talented rider and coach, Matt is a PMBIA certified instructor and has guided and coached hundreds of riders in the Tucson area and beyond.


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Tara – Owner – Lead Guide – Head Coach

Tara is a Certified Personal Trainer, Wilderness First Responder, and a trained Level 2 “Air” PMBIA Certified Mountain Bike Instructor. A professional rider with over 25+ years experience, Tara continues to push the limits on the bike. With several Downhill MTB Racing podiums under her belt, her first love is riding fast down big mountains. Favorite places of all time to ride are Retallack, Silver Star and Whistler, BC, Angelfire, NM, and Moab, UT. She has dedicated her life to riding in Tucson, spending 20+ hours per week volunteering for TORCA (local advocacy organization). Tara has traveled all over the western US to teach advanced downhill mountain biking to ladies at some of the most exclusive destinations, and for the biggest and best names in the business, including Ladies AllRide with Lindsey Richter. Often found riding with her husband,  Tara spends as much time as she can on Mt Lemmon, a magical place where the riding is exhilarating and the beauty is unmatched. 


Juan – Coach and Lead Guide
A Tucson native, Juan grew up riding and racing motorcycles. He later started riding mountain bikes, and it quickly became his favorite thing to do! Juan spent some time working at Angelfire Bike Park, maintaining trails and working inside the bike shop. During his tenure there, he became a PMBIA Certified MTB Instructor. Most recently, Juan has focused his energy on racing, both downhill and enduro, in the Pro class and is often seen on the podium. Juan is a stylish rider who can throw a mean “whip”! Now back in Tucson during prime season, his favorite place to ride bikes is anywhere on Mt Lemmon. Juan is a member of the Board of Directors for TORCA (Tucson Off-Road Cyclists & Activists), and is active in trail work and advocacy.


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Bria – Coach and Guide
Bria is a Tucson local who discovered her love for mountain biking in 2017. She started out riding a lot of the XC trails around Tucson, but after going head first herself into some of the HG clinics she quickly realized her passion for the enduro/downhill on Mt. Lemmon. She became active in trail workdays with TORCA (Tucson Off-Road Cyclists & Activists) and fell more so in love with the mountain biking community than she thought was ever possible. Bria recently became a Level 1 PMBIA certified MTB instructor, and is a coach for HG’s Jr Shredders kids program. 

When she’s not riding her bike she is working as a veterinarian technician, immersing herself in school as she’s going back for Psychology, or hanging out with her doggos. She is excited to extend and share her love of the sport and this place to others


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Growing up in Tucson, Colton spent most of his childhood skateboarding and riding BMX. In 2019 he started mountain biking and it quickly became his passion! He loves riding fast down big mountain trails and racing enduro, but enjoys all forms of cycling. His favorite part of being a guide is getting to share all of the amazing trails in Tucson and making sure his clients have the best time possible. Aside from working at homegrown he spends his time as a professional bike mechanic and out riding his bike as much as possible.