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

When and why did you become a Spin Sister? after buying a mountain bike and REALLY not knowing how to ride it, AND after a few 'cry rides' with my husband, I had heard about Spin Sisters from someone I met at another lesson. I was hooked! The variety of rides, learning new trails, and meeting new people - all awesome (and way less crying).

What is your Spin Sisters ride level? Most days, I'm a pretty strong blueberry, learning how to be a cherry. 🙂

What was your favourite trail in 2022? We did a nice longer loop one weekend - I think it was Rangers, Sugar Daddy (or Mama ... can't remember) then Long Distance out. We got a bit lost, but that was part of the adventure.

What is your go-to drink and/or food for after a ride? I love an apple and nut bar - boring, I know!

What is your personal motto/mantra? YOU. GOT. THIS. over and over .. until I actually do! 🙂

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Carmen

Vice President

When and why did you become a Spin Sister? When I first moved to Calgary in 2011.

What is your Spin Sisters ride level? Blueberry

What was your favourite trail in 2022? Prairie View / Jewel Pass

What is your go-to drink and/or food for after a ride? Orange juice and nachos. Preferably on a sunny patio with a mountain view.

What is your personal motto/mantra? Say yes to new adventures

 

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Rose

Treasurer

When and why did you become a Spin Sister? Maybe 5 pairs of socks ago? I enjoy the group rides and improving my skills in a supportive environment

What is your Spin Sisters ride level? Lemon-berry, a bit lemon with a hint of blueberry

What was your favourite trail in 2022? CNC EKG Loop

What is your go-to drink and/or food for after a ride? Bav & Tav

What is your personal motto/mantra? Hard work involves both time and effort ... or ... if you wait for perfect conditions, you'll never get anything done.

 

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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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Cindy

Membership

When and why did you become a Spin Sister? I have a small group of peeps I ride with and most of them are my son and husband. I wanted to meet other females who ride and be able to ride more often.

What is your Spin Sisters ride level? Cherry

What was your favourite trail in 2022? In 2022 I rode so many good trails. I like the ridgebacks and snakes down and up.

What is your go-to drink and/or food for after a ride? For after a ride, I like a good craft beer (partial to hazy IPAs) and sliced red peppers. That's in the parking lot sitting around. When I get home, though, I usually have earned PIZZA!!!

What is your personal motto/mantra?
"It's time to pull up your big girl panties"

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Keri

Admin & Website

When did you become a Spin Sister? Joined in 2015 ... I had a MTB but was scared of everything! I loved the idea of riding & learning with other women.

What is your Spin Sisters ride level?  Cherry

What was your favourite trail in 2022?  I rode Bobcat a lot. It's a love/hate relationship.

What is your go-to drink and/or food for after a ride? If I can only pick one ... cold beer, hot pizza!

What is your personal motto? Today is a good day to have a good day!

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

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Anne-Marie

Sponsorship Coordinator

Coming soon.

 

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Kelly

Volunteer Coordinator

Coming soon.

 

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Leanne

Clinics Coordinator

Coming soon.