BC Cup #3, Canada Cup

AKA – Will it never stop raining… Day 1 – Practice We headed out after work Friday night and the drive to Panorama was super cool. Near Invermere, we encountered a pack of Bighorn sheep on the road. We arrived late Friday night, and managed to get our camp up just as the rain started up again. So…

BC Cup #2, Western Open

AKA – Whose idea was it to race anyway? (Oh right, mine.) Day 1 – Practice It’s funny – having lived in Calgary and BC and travelling the #1 highway so often, up until practice day I had never actually been -in- Golden.  The road up to Kicking Horse was absolutely beautiful. You cross an…

Trail Tips: Wet Features

I had planned for my next TT to have something to do with hills, but it’s been so rainy here and I get questions all the time about how to treat wet features. Wooden features are something that quite a lot of people find intimidating even when dry, and their scariness just amplifies when they get…

Silver Star Super Season Start

I’ve returned to Silver Star for my third year of coaching and I’m happy to say that the season start has been pretty fantastic this year. Despite the rainy weather, dedicated riders are still making it out to shred at the hill! (Lots of wet roots and wood discussion in the clinics!) We have twice as…

My first official race: BC Cup #1, Race the Ranch

AKA – Things I learned and thought about in the last two days! Day 1 – Practice Arriving at the Ranch early in the day, all I pretty much felt at the start was excitement. I pre-registered (it turns out that if you register online the races are a little bit cheaper than if you…

Guest Coach for Okanagan Bike Skills

As it turns out – blogging has been more of a challenge for me than I had anticipated. I have always enjoyed writing poetry but it turns out that keeping things verbose and interesting at the same time is somewhat of a talent. My real job has been keeping me busy this month so I…

Trail Tips: Muddy Sections

Novice blogger that I am, I was chatting with a friend and trying to figure out what to write about, when he suggested that I write a little about tackling different scenarios when out riding. Welcome, Trail Tips! (Thanks Ross!) There are a few different ways to tackle muddy sections (or muddy days) but what we…

Sprockids Leader

Sprockids is an 8 week kids riding program that teaches mountain bike riding skills. The program is designed to teach participants with the chance to experience success no matter what their ability level. The introduction to riding is broken down into fifty five skills and four different levels where each new concept builds into previous…

It’s Official! Muddbunnies Race Team 2016

I am super excited to share that I have been accepted to the muddbunnies team for the 2016 season. This will be my first season ever racing, and I’m hoping that I will be able to learn and contribute to this fantastic group of girls. As a downhill rider, I will be attending the BC…

Playing in the Dirt – Trail Building and Maintenance

We all love riding. Well, I’m assuming most people reading this little post love riding – but the trails come from somewhere. Blood, sweat and tears go into building your favourite jumps and lines. There is power in creation, and mastering your own features; but that isn’t the only facet, there is trail maintenance, too….

Welcome to my blog.

I love biking. I really can’t put it any more simply than that. My goal with this blog is to help share that passion with the world. Confidence, laughter, information, exercise, enjoyment of nature – whatever your reason for being here, I hope that I will help you find it. This is new, so I’ll…