The Grindstone Compound is a progressive training environment designed for the aspiring MX athlete.
Unlike traditional “training facilities”, Grindstone is a launchpad – a central location in the heart of Southern California that provides riders with essential needs and services to focus on their riding career. On the main floor, each member has their own personal work bay for bike maintenance with access to a community wash station. The upper level offers living and recreation space to unwind, and outside, head out the shop doors straight for La Cresta mountain bike trails or the imfamous Johny Louch “La Cresta Road Loop”. . Grindstone is located within an hour of SoCal’s best tracks including Milestone MX, Cahuilla Creek, The Ranch, Perris MX, Comp Edge and Glen Helen.
Life on the Grind
Follow Grindstone athletes via our exclusive web series, Life on the Grind.
Check out the day-to-day around Grindstone Compound and see what our athletes are up to in the amateur and professional motocross and supercross ranks.
The Grindstone Compound team is a tight-knit crew with various areas of focus and decades of experience in the motocross industry. Each member of our staff is passionately dedicated to the sport and plays an integral role in developing a rider in all facets.
With over 15 years of work in the motocross industry, Cari Schehr is a well-rounded professional, an intense fitness trainer and dedicated leader. At Grindstone, Cari heads up day-to-day operations to ensure the program is running on schedule and without issue. Her experience on and off the track has allowed her to create a successful program that is regimented and consistent while providing a schedule that helps athletes reach their goals. Riders such as Cole Barbieri, Ryan Breece, Gage Schehr, Blake Green, Bradley Taft are amunst some of the OG's at Grindstone. In addition, she heads up Schehr Management, an athlete management service for amateur and pro athletes that assists with sponsor acquisition, branding and engagement. Cari has a genuine love for the sport and a passion to help each rider that comes to Grindstone succeed.
Brian Schehr is a multifaceted mechanic and machinist, father of 3 and the better half of the Schehr family. As of 8/7/2014 we can also call him the winner of the Surfercross industry class, holding it down on double overhead breaks and managing to let his moto skills shine through for the overall!! With an AA degree from Saddleback College and three certificates of achievement in Manufacturing Technologies (Machinist,CNC operating,CNC Programming) he brings 25 years experience in motorcycle mechanics. Asked about his variety of experience, Brian explained, “I’ve worked in the action sports industry as an account manager and team manager. Ive worked for privateer super cross racers and alongside industry engine builder Naveen Dassanayake of Powered by Naveen. My role at Grindstone is to help the athletes maintain their machines at the highest level of performance and safety. My goal is to ensure we maximize their potential and improve their skill level while participating in the”Life on the Grind” program.”
Kimmi Hellman/Fine Tuned Athlete
Kimmi Hellman joined our tean last year primarily as our athlete body mechanic. She also steps in as occassional crew cook and sports nutrition coach to keep our athletes fueled right. Due to her work with a variety of dirt sports professionals and elite amatuers(offroad, SX, FMX, MX, and MTB.) she has become a specialist in endurance training recovery and injury rehab specifically related to releasing muscular and fascial restrictions that hinder mobility. She is a licensed Massage Theripist, Certified Personal Trainer and Licensed Sports Nutrition Coach.
Aran is part of a burgeoning generation of media professionals set on changing the standard. Through our original web series, Life on the Grind, he aims to help shed light on new talent emerging through the ranks and show just what it takes to train and compete at the top level. He is a published writer and photographer with work appearing in Racer X, Motocross Action Magazine, Insider MX, Motoplayground and vurbmoto. As a partner in Grindstone, he’ll leverage his abilities and relationships to document the happenings at the facility and foster new corporate partnerships to enhance the overall training experience.