Meet Lucy Paltz
Journalist, Snowboarder, Mountain Biker and Advocate
Val d’Isère, France
Lucy Paltz was raised in Val d'Isère – the heart of the French Alps. From a young age, her life’s been shaped by the mountains. As a child, adventure was right out her back door. In the winter, the activities of choice were skiing and snowboarding; in the summer, she’d hike and climb.
Sometimes she’d casually explore local trails with friends by bike. But, she wouldn’t find “real” mountain biking until her early twenties. At Les 2 Alpes (a French bikepark famous for European mountain biking competitions), it was love at first ride.
“I love the way you can discover mountains and wild places with your bike,” says Lucy. “I love speed, adrenaline and the challenges that biking brings to me.”
Lucy’s passion for the outdoors has led her to become an advocate for the development of women’s sport. Through her blog GravityLadies.net, women’s mountain bike, yoga, and wellness events, and content creation, Lucy works to achieve equity for women in sport and inspire the younger generations.
We caught up with Lucy to learn a little bit more about her fondness for mountain biking – specifically, the electric variety.