|Birthdate||March 27, 1980|
Coquitlam, B.C., Canada
Specialty: XCO MTB. I also race Short Track XC, Marathon XC, XC stage races, Cyclocross
|What is your biggest cycling achievement?|
11x representing Canada at the XCO World Championships; 12 Canadian Championship medals, First Alternate for Team Canada - 2016 Rio Olympic Games
|What is your biggest non-cycling achievement?|
Completing my university degree while training as a full-time elite athlete; baking 8 different types of holiday cookies and treats for my family this past Christmas. ;-)
|What is your goal for 2020?|
Qualify to represent Canada at the Olympics.
|Do you have another job outside of racing?|
I'm a professional writer.
|What do you love about cycling?|
I love the multifaceted nature of cycling, especially mountain biking. It helps me maintain my strong connection with nature and it challenges me physically, mentally and technically. It's a vehicle for discovering new places that few people get to experience. It's a very internal sport in that I'm my biggest competition, but it's also incredibly social, and I've made so many amazing friends and met all sorts of wonderful people through cycling. If I'm having a bad day, all I need to do is get on my bike and everything feels right again. Cycling is my world and it has helped me find the place I truly feel I belong.
|Why do you love riding for Liv?|
I love riding for Liv, because it's a brand that helps empower all women to ride bikes. I can't think of anything that makes me happier than seeing a girl or woman grinning from ear-to-ear because she just successfully rode something that really scared her -- whether she's a novice or a pro, roadie or mountain biker. It's a gratifying feeling we can all relate to and it's Liv's inclusivity that makes the brand's impact so powerful.
|What is your favorite place to travel?|
This is hard to answer, because there are so many places I haven't experienced yet! Every place I've been has had its unique charms. I was recently blown away by the beauty of Australia's east coast, the warmth and generosity of its people, and the deliciousness of its cuisine. Basically landscape, people and food are major criteria... and trails, of course!
|What is your favorite food?|
Pizza and chocolate.
|Who is (are) your favorite riding partner(s)?|
My fiancé, Ryan, and my best training buddy, Catharine. But there is a long list of awesome people who are very close runners-up!
|"When I'm not riding my bike, I'm ______!"|
drinking coffee and thinking about riding my bike!
|What are the top 3 things on your bucket list?|
|Words you live by...|
If you believe, you can achieve.