Neil Ortkiese


Neil’s love for mountain biking began in 2012 when, on a leap of faith, his wife gave him his first bike. He sleuthed out a trail and tried it out; he was instantly hooked and never looked back. His work with the Sope Creek Composite Mountain Biking Team began in 2016. In 2017, he became a NICA certified coach. Neil is also involved with the Boy Scouts of America as an Adult Leader. Outside of mountain biking, his hobbies include: SCUBA diving, working on his mountain bike, spending time with family.

Neil holds a BA from Northern Illinois University. He is a partner and acting consultant with Epic Brokers, based in California.