Ryan Leech

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Ryan Leech
Personal information
Full name Ryan Leech
Born (1979-02-20) February 20, 1979 (age 38)
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Team information
Discipline Trials
Role Rider
Rider type Trials
Professional team(s)
Norco Factory Team

Ryan Leech (born February 20, 1979 in British Columbia, Canada) is a professional trials mountain bike rider.

At age 14 he began racing cross-country mountain bikes, inspired by Team ORB. Leech began getting increasingly involved in trials riding throughout the mid 90's. At age 16 Leech became one of the youngest trials event organizers ever after he organized and won a competition which he held in his front yard. In the spring of 1996 Leech joined Team ORB which subsequently changed into The Norco Factory Team in 1998. At age 24 Leech married Caryn Tressel.

Leech has performed in many events across North America and has made appearances in many different mountain biking films including: The Kranked Series, Ride to the Hills, The Collective and Roam, among many others. In 2004 Leech produced and starred in his own film: Manifesto where he attempted to transform trials riding by eliminating setup and recovery hops. In late 2005, Leech released his DVD Mastering the Art of Trials, which was an instructional compilation of 38 trials related skills.

Leech still remains active in the mountain biking community, although no longer competitively. In 2006, Leech created a school program called Trials of Life, a presentation that essentially combines his regular action trials show with an inspirational message oriented toward children. The core of the message boils down to listening to your heart. In 2007, Leech finished filming for his new film, Crux. The film features riders such as Thomas Ohler, Dylan Korba, and Leech himself. Crux is a follow up to his last film, Manifesto.


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