About

Intro

CrystalHi! I’m Crystal. Being the quintessential nerd in high school – I started as a bit of a late bloomer to the mountain bike scene. I found my love for my wheels in Nakusp, BC; where everyone was crazy competitive and I had to learn fast to be able to keep up! It turned out that just being able to make it down the mountain wasn’t enough for me and I took my PMBI certification in 2011. Not only did this build my understanding of mechanics, but it also opened up the possibility of coaching – a new world into which I had never set foot. I joined the team of downhill coaches at Silver Star Mountain in the summer of 2014 and discovered that my passion went even further still. Introducing new people to the world that is mountain biking holds a special place in my heart – and I strive to inspire confidence into everyone that I encounter.

If there is one thing that I’ve learned from mountain biking is that it means something different to everyone. For me it means making new goals and doing my absolute best to achieve them. Here’s to working hard and playing hard!

Coaching Certifications

  • PMBI Level 2
  • NCCP Community Initiative Coach (Level 1)
  • NCCP Ready to Race – In Training

Race History

2017

  • Whistler Bike Park (BC Cup #1) – UCI Master Women – 1st
  • Silver Star Fox Friday Series #1 – Fastest Women’s Time
  • DH Provincial Championship @ Sun Peaks Bike Park (BC Cup #2) – UCI Master Women – 1st
  • Western Open @ Kicking Horse Bike Park (BC Cup #4) – UCI Master Women – 1st
  • Silver Star Fox Friday Series #4 – Fastest Women’s Time
  • Mountain Classic @ Silver Star Bike Park (BC Cup #5) – UCI Master Women – 1st
  • Silver Star Fox Friday DH Series #5 – Fastest Women’s Time
  • Big White Bike Park (BC Cup #6) – UCI Master Women – 1st
  • Silver Star Fox Friday DH Series (Invitational) – Fastest Women’s Time

2016

  • Race the Ranch @ Kamloops Bike Ranch (BC Cup #1) – UCI Master Women – 2nd
  • Western Open @ Kicking Horse (BC Cup #2) – UCI Master Women – 5th
  • Silver Star Fox Friday DH Series #1 – Women – 1st
  • Canada Cup @ Panorama (BC Cup #3) – UCI Master Women – 2nd
  • Silver Star Fox Friday DH Series #2 – Women – 1st
  • Canadian National Champs @ Sun Peaks (BC Cup #4) – UCI Master Women – 2nd
  • Silver Star Downhill (BC Cup #5) – UCI Master Women – 1st
  • Silver Star Fox Friday DH Series #3 – Women – 1st
  • BC Cup Finals @ Fernie (BC Cup #6) – UCI Master Women – 1st
  • BC Cup Series Overall Winner – UCI Master Women