Anne started racing downhill during her senior year of college and spent the next 6 years racing lift-assisted big bikes. She started pedaling while earning her PhD in nanoanalytical chemistry at UNC Chapel Hill and was soon racing pro Enduro aboard the Yeti/Fox National Factory Enduro Team. She spent 2017 winning the Big Mountain Enduro series and Scott Enduro cup series overall pro women titles as well as completing a postdoctoral research project designing nanobiosensors for monitoring oxygen gradients in bacterial biofilms at the Colorado School of Mines. In 2018, Anne took a step back from racing to focus on her science career and she is now a pro ambassador for Yeti, SRAM, Industry Nine, Ergon, Troy Lee Designs, and Dynaplug focusing on coaching and encouraging more women to race bikes. Anne now works full-time as an environmental toxicology consultant in Seattle, WA and is a PMBIA certified mountain bike instructor. She plans to race the 2019 Trans BC and spend more time coaching MTB skills and enduro race-specific clinics.
pc: Matthew DeLorme (@mdelormephoto)
Hannah hails from Hood River, Oregon. Her passion for riding comes from her dad- an avid biker and racer. He kick started her addiction by giving her his old mountain bike in high school. After moving to Bellingham for college, Hannah fell in with the wrong right crowd at Kona bikes and became even more involved with the MTB scene. She took the Cascadia Dirt cup overall title for the pro womens field this past year and competed in her first EWS race at Whistler. Some of her race plans for 2019 include more EWS races, Trans BC, and maybe a DH race or two... Her favorite places to ride include techy trails in Pemberton and Squamish, as well as the local trails in Bellingham. When Hannah is not being a boss on the bike, she’s studying hard at Western Washington University, working at the Kona Bike Shop, or getting her adrenaline fix skiing, kiteboarding, or climbing.
Rosara is an expat Kiwi who spent many years living a double life studying law and racing a mountain bike in beautiful places around the world. After 8 years on the World Cup XC circuit she saw the light and spent a couple of years racing the Enduro World Series and learning the true pain of arm pump. She’s now happily washed up and living in Squamish, BC, where the options for fun and adventure are endless.
pc: @skyeride & Transition Bikes
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