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.
Biggest Influence(s) on your riding: Casey Brown, Rachel Atherton, Miranda Miller, Aaron Gwin, Cam McCaul, Steve Peat and Rye Livingston.
First real mountain bike: A Kona Lisa Hard Tail which I quickly sold to buy a Specialized Demo 8
Philosophy of life: “Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”
Favorite Riding Location: I travel alot but riding is always the most fun at home with all your buddies.
First Mountain Bike: 2006 Giant STP dirt jump hard tail. I rode this bike everywhere from dirt jumps to all-mountain (Enduro) to bike park.
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.
Goals for the Future: I want to race Pro and be in the top ten. Along with that I want to keep sharing my life on two wheels through social media and get people excited about the sport. Everyone can ride a bike and if I can show people that and get more people into our sport I'll chalk that up as a win!
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
The Single Track Life is a group of Pacific Northwest-based riders. Our goal is to promote mountain biking and outdoor lifestyle through social media and an active presence in our local community. The Single Track Life is fortunate to call Oregon our home, with beautiful ribbons of loamy single track in every direction. We focus on having a good time outdoors, enduro racing throughout the northwest, building trail, and getting others stoked to ride bikes. Our local riding locations include Mt. Hood, Hood River Gorge, Yacolt (WA), Bend and anywhere that riding has allowed us to travel throughout Oregon, Washington, and BC Canada. You can follow our lifestyle on Instagram at @thesingletracklife.
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!