Stories of Commitment: Vanessa Lebrun
Vancouver, BC, Canada
If you wanted to put a label on Vanessa Lebrun, good luck finding one that would fit. After starting her cycling journey as a commuter, she’s really spread her wings.
From bikepacking and cyclocross to mountain biking, dirt jumping and BMX, you’d be hard-pressed to get Vanessa to confess to a favorite cycling discipline. She tackles each backcountry trail, bike park and gravel road with equal passion, expressing her zest for life on two wheels.
“I find myself at home on the trails, but love to ride to the beach on hot summer days and explore the city,” said Vanessa. “Cycling allows you to see so much more. I like being part of the landscape instead of looking at it.”
Speaking of passion, it doesn’t stop with Vanessa’s recreational activities. As the Liv Brand Specialist at Giant Canada and Director at North Shore Mountain Bike Association, cycling is truly in every sphere of her life, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
“Being all in, it’s being so immersed in your passion that it becomes a lifestyle, a part of who you are,” said Vanessa. “It’s wanting to share your passion and elevate others along the way!”
We caught up with Vanessa to learn more about how she discovered biking and how she’s crafted a life around what she loves.