Meet the Executives

2022 Spin Sisters Executives

Our club is run ENTIRELY by volunteers who love mountain biking and want to share their passion with other riders.
If you are interested in helping foster a women's mountain biking culture, please let us know!

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Heather

President

I like bikes.  I don't really care what kind of bike - I just like bikes.  Whether commuting, bike touring, triathlon-ing, Peloton-ing, gravel riding or mountain biking - let's just admit it - bikes are just good fun.

What wasn't fun was trying to learn how to mountain bike with my husband - a few cry rides later, and I was ready to NOT like mountain biking, which was horrifying, as ... I like bikes.

I found my way to Spin Sisters where a community of supportive women encouraged me up climbs, over roots, rocks, and down descents.  While I would never, EVER be able to pick a favorite bike, I do have a favourite community.

 

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Carmen

Vice President

One of my favourite things about the club is that there are rides for all technical ability levels, and all fitness levels.  From short, urban early season rides to mountain road trips on weekends, the rides calendar has hundreds of rides per year and there is a flavour for everyone. Learn new trails, meet new friends, and challenge your fitness!

 

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Rose

Treasurer

Biking has always been part of my life, although I had little appreciation or respect for the distinction between having a mountain bike and using that bike on a real mountain until recently. My ‘little hard tail that could’ was quickly replaced by a full suspension as my confidence and abilities increased, and all that development is directly attributed to the rides and clinics offered by Spin Sisters. I’ve had the pleasure of riding with the club for a number of years and look forward to many more.

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Marian

Membership

From my first bike with the high rise handlebars, banana seat, and sissy bar, I have always loved bikes and bike riding.

I bought a new full suspension bike about 10 years ago, hoping to get into mountain biking.

I am a collector of trail books and maps, and so I had a theoretical knowledge of where to go but I had no one to go with. I made the odd solo trip to West Bragg and tested the trails, but after riding Merlin clockwise one day, I figured there had to be a better answer. That answer was the Spin Sisters!

I am so happy to have found a welcoming community of riders of all abilities. The biggest challenge is signing up before all the spots are gone!

 

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Louise

Rides

I still remember my first MTB ride… one of my climbing buddies lent me her commute bike and dragged me out for a very wet soggy day at Afan Forest in South Wales (circa 2007). From that point I was hooked. I've ridden all over the UK mostly on my now retro hardtail, and taken a XC full-suspension bike to the Swiss trails in Verbier (seriously under-biked, mostly quite scared, wouldn't recommend it).

Six years ago I imported myself and all my bikes to Canada, and Spinsisters has provided a fantastic way for me to meet some amazing people and discover the awesome trail network we have in Alberta.

I love being out in the mountains and on the trails, whether that’s on my bikes, skiing, hiking or running. And I love to share that enjoyment and encourage other people to get outside.

As the Rides Coordinator, I'm hoping we can get as many as you out riding as possible so you can meet other awesome ladies and have a fantastic time!

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Trish

Clinics

Having mountain biked for many years, I was looking to find more ladies to ride with when a girlfriend told me about the Spin Sisters. I joined 3 years ago, and have thoroughly enjoyed riding with amazing women of all ages and abilities. There is a wonderful community of camaraderie and support here.

We offer Bike Maintenance and Skills Clinics so you can learn to take proper care of your bike and gain the confidence to conquer any trail you put your mind to. All of our certified instructors are Spin Sisters who volunteer their time and positive energy into providing our members with the opportunity to master the skills needed to enjoy mountain biking for a lifetime. I am grateful and proud to be a part of this great organization and am looking forward to seeing you on the trails.

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Vikki

Volunteer & Trails Coordinator

Born with an explorer’s heart, I have always been passionate about nature and all the adventures it provides.

I have been a passionate grass-roots volunteer and donate my time to various organizations, including the Red Cross and Alberta Literacy Foundation and Great Divide Trail Association.

Always an avid biker, I got really involved in the mountain biking world 6 years ago and discovered Spin Sisters Club! The support and community of awesome ladies has fueled my desire to give back and help others fall in love with the culture and the trails.

Remember - Spin Sisters is 100% volunteer driven. Without volunteers the club wouldn’t be what it is today. Contact me for more information about how you can support our club!

 

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Diana

Sponsorship

I have been mountain biking for only a few years and enjoy riding at a beginner level. I wanted to be part of the SpinSisters because of their idea of inclusion. I am happy to give my time to volunteer for the club in the role of Co-Sponsorship with Dawn.

 

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Steph

Admin & Website

Mountain biking was something I was always interested in, but when a knee injury limited my ability to run, that was the final motivator! Now I can’t imagine what life was like before mountain biking. There’s so much I love about biking - the feeling of a hard climb to earn the decent, travelling places to explore new trails and the amazing community! I love how Spin Sisters offers a variety of rides for different skill levels. It’s great to get out with people who match your ability so you can always find a fun ride and challenge yourself the right amount.

I manage the behind-the-scene IT and website related tasks. Contact me if you would like to join the Admin & Website committee.