Here are 10 Canadian mountain bikers from various disciplines whose photos you must check out on Instagram.
The junior downhill mountain bike world champion continues to have a strong season in 2017. Only 17 years old, he is one of Canada’s most promising downhill riders. Follow him to see shots from the World Cup circuit and other destinations as he rides his bike down hills fast.
Catharine Pendrel needs no introduction as one of Canada’s most decorated cross country mountain bikers. The two-time world champion earned an Olympic bronze medal in Rio and in 2017 is targeting success at the world championships. In every race she enters, Pendrel is a contender. Keep an eye on her photos as she travels for racing, rides with friends and generally enjoys life.
If you dig rad tricks, Canada’s Brandon Semenuk is one of the world’s best freeriders. In 2016, he won Red Bull Rampage and also has three FMB World Tour gold medals to his name. He’s also won Red Bull Joyride four times. You can expect to catch a glimpse of some of the moves Semenuk is performing if you follow his page.
The Canadian national cross country mountain bike champion continues to grow in the sport. With a bronze medal at the 2016 world championships and a fourth place finish at the Rio Olympics, Batty is on the cusp of some very big results.
Mark Wallace got his first World Cup podium at the Lourdes downhill World Cup at the end of April. Riding for Canyon Factory Racing he continues to ply his craft on the world cup circuit.
Disappointed to say the least to be sitting out yet another round of racing. MRI today showed that I essentially have a bunch of micro fractures in my tibia causing a deep bone bruise. This is from the two bones hitting together and the fear is that further impact will cause a complete, more severe fracture. I also have a partially ruptured PCL and two torn muscles. The plan is to take it easy for the next week or so and see where I'm at. Out of 6 visits to Fort William I've finished the race 2. Lucky #7 in 2018? 📸: @svenmartinphoto #LongLiveChainsaw #iamspecialized #cb4others #partofthevictory #blueprintathletedevelopment
Miranda Miller had a strong 2016 season with two podiums on the World Cup circuit on her way to finishing 10th overall. She also retained her Canadian national championship title and won the Crankworx Garbanzo DH. Miller was close friends with Steve Smith who passed away last year in a motocross accident. She’s struggled ith injury but when she is healthy she is a threat for the podium.
Mardi je visitais le club MSA, bel entraînement avec les minimes et cadets et pleins de belles questions. Merci au CCMSA ça m'a fait plaisir de voir tout ces beaux sourires et jeunes passionnés. Bon succès à la régionale dans votre cour en fin de semaine. Tuesday I had the chance to visit the MSA MTB club and inspire kids. #morekidsonbikes #cannondale3rox #cannondale #ridecannondale #3roxfamily #oakleybike #cantstop
Olympian Raphaël Gagné joined Cannondale-3Rox for 2017. He is active on social media as he trains on his home trails in Quebec and races in Canada and around the world.
Lorraine Blancher is a mountain bike coach based out of Revelstoke, B.C. Her social media is full of pictures of the places she travels leading groups on trips in beautiful mountain bike destinations. If you are itching to get out traveling with your bike, Blancher will inspire you to head out to ride somewhere beautiful.
A graphic designer and twice Canadian national downhill champion, Claire Buchar is an active and accomplished rider. She gets out riding in some beautiful spots in Canada and works with young riders.
At 40-years-old, Geoff Kabush continues to be a strong presence at cross country mountain bike races across North America. He also races cyclocross. Kabush has always been a powerful racer. He continues to travel and find success at races but no longer with the focus on World Cup and world championship level events.