Mountain biking has been a part of my life almost as long as I remember. I got my first litte pink mtb when I was 9 years old, and since then this amazing sport has been my passion. For me mountain biking is about having fun, connecting with people, adventures, pushing my limits, and competing. I have been competing on an internationel level since I was seventeen years old. Now I'm 20 years old and the sport has become a huge part of me. I'm a professional bike rider for Ghost Factory Racing.
Favorite Riding Location: Thrillium in Yacolt, WA
What got you into riding? I grew up on the outskirts of Napa, California where my sister and I would spend most of our time playing in the outdoors. I started playing sports at a really young age and I always have had a competitive drive. Riding my bike seemed to be a way for me to have the ultimate freedom. I would ride with my neighbor friends and we would race each other around and build things to jump off of. I loved being on anything with two wheels. In 2007 I started racing motocross in California but stopped when I moved up to Oregon due to a lack of races. In 2011 I reignited my love for biking due to being in Oregon around all the amazing trails here! I couldn’t get enough and decided to pursue racing mountain bikes as my career.
What Got You Into Mountain Biking? I've always been into adventure sports. Something about being fully human-powered exploring mountains on 2 wheels was a huge attraction. As a young kid I remember spending hours on my bike day in and day out exploring the forest and finding crazy things to skid down and jump off of. I am still that same kid loving every minute on my bike. The places it takes me, people I meet, and experiences I get from it are what keep me stoked on it day in and day out.
Favorite Trail: Third Divide, Downieville, CA
Favorite food: Cookies
Favorite color: Leopard print
Bike: 2012 Specialized Demo 8. Custom raw frame. Fox 40, fox rc4, Shimano Saint groupo, Spank wheels and bars.
Years riding downhill: 5
Stomping Grounds: Love to ride the North Shore, especially Cypress. Favorite place to ride is Whistler.
Favorite Trails: Dirt merchant, Schleyer, Aline, Crabapple Hits and Canadian open.
Race Experience: Raced the Phat Wednesday series for 3 years now. This year will be my 3rd year racing the Fox Air DH for Crankworx.
Bike lover since: The age of 3.
Life highlights: Every day spent on my bike.
Bike highlights: Racing for my country at numerous BMX, 4cross and DH World Championships.
Racing highlight: 8th 2016 Cairns DH World Cup.
Bit more detail: 23 year old Fitter/ Machinist by trade that has put it all on hold in 2016 to chase the dream racing DH World Cups.
Favorite food: Anything coffee flavored.
Favorite Coffee: LOAM COFFEE Boondoker hand ground and brewed in my stove top percolator out the back of my van.
The Valley Crew is a group of four friends that live in Abbotsford, BC. Mountain biking is our lifestyle and we get to live it here in the Fraser Valley. Being able to enjoy our community and the local trails is important to us and a big part of our inspiration. Our local trails are some of the best kept secrets in BC and we have been riding them for the past 15 years. Our goal is to get out on our bikes and share some of what mountain biking has to offer through our Instagram page "valleymtbcrew." If you were to ask us what that Valley Crew was about, these are the words that come to mind: epic rides, exploring trails, hi-fives and good laughs with friends. And we love coffee! @valleyMTBCrew
We are The Flannel Crew. We're a bunch of friends from Calgary, Alberta with a shared passion for bikes, flannel, trail building, good coffee and good times. One day, while taking a break on one of our favourite trails at Moose Mountain, we looked at ourselves, all wearing flannel, and said "Hey, we're like the flannel crew ..." The rest has been history. We've met some of the most amazing friends we could have ever asked for in the short time we've been in existence. The Loam Coffee family has been a great bunch and we couldn't be more thankful for all of their love and support. If you see us around, drop a line. We love meeting new people and we'd love to share a lap or a cup of coffee with you. Check out how we spread the stoke on our Instagram page @theflannelcrew. Stay rad!
The Endurobros are a group of friends based in the Ozark Mountains of the Gnarkansas River Valley. We are fortunate to be located about an hour south of the fast expanding Oz Trail System in Northwest Arkansas. Our goal is to have as much fun as we can on our bikes, and share our experiences with everyone via our @Endurobros_Mtb IG page. If you ever find yourself in our area hit us up. We would love to meet you for coffee and show you our trails!
Steedz Enduro is an Enduro specific mountain bike team based out of Canmore, Alberta, Canada. The basis of the team is to bring like minded individuals together who have a focus on big mountain/high alpine riding and supporting active racers with an Enduro race driven focus. @steedzenduro
The Wolf DH Racing Syndicate is a family of youth developmental riders in Cape Town, South Africa. As 3 brothers and 1 sister they all share a passion for racing Downhill, with a long-term goal of competing internationally in the WC DH Cup Series and World Champs. Their passion and love to get out and live life sets them apart; win or lose they just enjoy being on the bike and having fun. Our current partners include HT, Specialized, Propain, Fox Head Racing South Africa, SussMyBike, cSixx, Leatt, NFB Wealth Management, Go-MX, Hyperice, Muc-Off, Bogus Designs and The Hanger Bike Co. The Loam Coffee family has been supportive as we have all grown, and we are thankful for their support. If you are ever in Cape Town, then give us a shout, come have a coffee, and shred some trails! You can follow our racing exploits on our Instagram page @wolf_dh_syndicate.
Warner Pacific University is rolling out a brand new cycling team and building it from the ground up. Not only are we excited to be involved as a sponsor, but we’re involved in coaching and building the program. Facebook: WPU Cycling