HOME TOWN: Calgary, Alberta
RESIDES: Victoris, BC
Michael started her racing career almost 10 years ago in the Olympic distance mountain biking. She's represented Canada at 5 (2cx, 3xc) World Championships, various Mountain Bike World Cups and was selected for the team relay in 2010. The last couple of years she has made the move to more endurance based mountain bike events like the 7 day Transrockies and BC Bike Race as well as focusing on cyclocross. In Mical's words, "I love the atmosphere and people involved with the very goofy sport of cyclocross and love to continue to develop and push my limits. This year brings new adventures I’m really excited about the prospect of meeting more wonderful people in the industry and being the best possible female role model for cycling I can be. I have recently partnered up with Ride Like a Girl (http://www.ridelikeagirl.ca) as a mentor for girls in every discipline of the sport."
Mical is a Geologist by training, but currently working at Lululemon and coaching with B78 Coaching.
SUPHOME TOWN: North Vancouver
Mike is a Stand Up Paddleboard racer, instructor and all around athlete. He calls North Vancouver home but spends as much time as he can on the water racing, surfing or running rivers. Stand Up Paddling has taken Mike up and down the West Coast of North America participating in races and events with some of the best in the world.
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
HOME TOWN: St Albert, Alberta
RESIDES: Canmore, Alberta
Amanda is an elite level Cross Country skier, Representing Canada at the age of 17 on the world scene and to this date holding the best result by a Canadian woman at the World Junior Championships. This led her to being the youngest woman to ever represent Canada at the 2006 Torino Olympics for cross country skiing. By 2009 Amanda was forced to take a year off due to injury. She used this year to rehab and regain the passion of the sport. Clearly results were great as Amanda made it to the Sochi Olympic games representing Canada again.
HOME TOWN: Vanderhoof, BC
RESIDES: Squamish, BC
Eric has always loved the freedom and fitness that cycling give you. His first job was at a local sports store working as a bike mechanic. Every penny he made went back into his bike. At 17 he cycled around the south island of New Zealand by himself. He now resides in Squamish BC, the mountain bike capital of Canada, and spends his time racing and exploring on his bike.
MOUNTAIN BIKING, CYCLOCROSS
HOME TOWN: Vancouver, BC
RESIDES: Coquitlam, BC
Sandra Walter is an elite cyclist, accomplished writer and all around awesome human being. She has represented Canada as a member of the Canadian National Team on many occasions, including performances at the UCI World XC Mountain Bike Championships in 1998, 2002, 2003, 2010, and 2012.