Sure Shift Vision

Sure Shift was started because we want people to experience Cuyuna the way that the locals do: favorite trails, best views, secret swimming holes, friendly locals, and red dirt ribbons for days.

Lead Guides

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Mari Kivisto

Mari's first bike as a five year old was a purple two wheeler called the "Maui Miss," and she promptly ripped off that basket on front so she could do more tricks. Those tricks led to a lot of scabs, but it also led her to a lot of freedom. Mari enjoys pretending she's still a kid by volunteer coaching with the local high school MTB team, volunteering with the CREW, and wearing funny costumes at every local race.

Favorite soup: Buffalo chicken or chili (if chili is considered a soup)

Favorite trail: The Ledges in Bentonville

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Derrick Justin

Derrick is your all around happiness manager. Seriously, the guy just can't stop smiling. He loves the great outdoors and has a passion for fishing, foraging, exploring, hunting, gardening, and volunteering. Derrick is a member of IMBA, Adventure Cycling Association, Minnesota Mycology Society, and Lakes Area Multi Sport group. Oh, yeah, and he's got three first names.

Favorite soup: homemade lentil or grouse wild rice with wild mushrooms

Favorite trail: Besides Cuyuna, OZ trails and every trail in the Olympic National Forest