Cinder Valliant
Seattle, Washington, 6

Why do you like mountain biking?
“It’s super fun, but sometimes you crash. That’s okay, you just get up and start going again.”

What do you want to learn today?
“I want to learn about bike parts. About the handlebars, the wheels and the brakes.”

What do you like about riding with girls?
“I like riding with girls because girls are better than boys on their bikes. Some girls get hurt, and others don’t.”

When you grow up what kind of mountain biker do you want to be?
“I’m going to be a mountain biker who can go faster than any biker.”

Riley Amsbry,
Seattle, Washington, 9

What’s your favourite thing about mountain biking?
“I like the Luna jump line a lot. It’s just really fun.”

What kind of mountain biker do you want to be when you grow up?
“A good one.”

Goal:
“I think I want to get really good at ‘Bootcamp’ half of it is a pedal and the other part is downhill.”

What do you think you need to do to get good at “Bootcamp”?
“Keep on standing, stand as much as you can, and when you’re not pedalling have level pedals.”

What’s the hardest thing about mountain biking?
“It’s hard standing up at some parts because I keep on forgetting.”

 

Riley Hudson
Seattle, Washington, 6

What do you like about mountain biking?
“You get to learn how to do more things that you would have never thought you could do.”

What’s your favourite thing to do on a bike?
“I like to just ride it around and learn things. I like jumping, you just have to learn how to do it, and once you get the confidence you can do it without even thinking about it.”

Did it scare you at first?
“Yeah.”

How did you get over that fear?
“My sister and my dad told me to put all my weight down and up. They would make sure I didn’t fall as long as I tried.”

Goal:
“I want to learn how to do a bunny hop.”

Author Bio

Ash Kelly : Ash Kelly has been riding since 2006. She moved from Edmonton to Vancouver in 2007 to spend some time on the North Shore trails. When not on one of her four bikes, Ash can be found trail building, backcountry skiing, sledding, cooking or reading a book.