Three months ago, Liv asked Instagram followers – “Who inspired your love of cycling?” And you answered with 405 posts from 11 countries around the world.
Posts ranged from silly to serious as followers shared their ode to the person who taught them how to ride, gave them the nudge they needed to give mountain biking a try, helped them get out of bed for training rides, and ultimately changed their lives forever.
From a huge pool of amazing nominees, ONE Grand Prize winner and FIVE finalists were selected.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive a 2019 Liv bike for themselves and their nominee!
Congratulations @ashinaustralia and nominee/friend @oxymorrison, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada!
My inspiration for mountain biking came when I met a lovely lady named Wendy and through the amazing dirt chic ladies ride in Kamloops,BC. Wendy passed away too soon, but she left a lasting impression on me for her passion to live life to the fullest and to bike any chance you got. She lived for the thrill of climbing and then feeling the wind against her face. She was always smiling but her biggest smile was when she was out on the trails getting dirty on her bike! She was always so positive and encouraging to a new rider as myself. @oxymorrison is another amazing lady who was inspired by Wendy and we often do a ride in her memory. Her riding shoes still ride with Jenna and I bought a pair of riding shoes last year as who knew that proper gear could improve your riding ability!! Or that’s what I would like to think... or maybe it makes my confidence increase as I look the part. I would encourage anyone who wants to learn to ride to go out and do it! It’s never too late to start! Life is too short! Embrace every moment life throws at you! I would love to win and upgrade my two wheeled companion and gift one to Jenna who is also a well deserving human being who loves to ride and we will ride them in Wendy’s memory! ❤ "To live is to ride!"
FINALISTS will receive a selection of Liv or Giant Gear and apparel for themselves and their nominees!
@melissasocia & nominee/friend Susan Newmyer, Michigan, USA
@margiepretx & nominee/boyfriend @seance765, Floridablanca, Colombia
@fletch_erin & nominee/husband @sbfletch77, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
@gronyabailey & nominee/sister @tanyabailey_17, Western Australia
@blandine__r & nominee/brother @pillou05, Prelles, France