Although I’m no longer racing seriously or internationally, I’m still very fortunate to receive incredible support from some outstanding companies. I’m overwhelmed by the continued support. So check out these fine companies (I’m sure you’ll find a bike, a piece of clothing, or something to eat that puts a big smile on your face):
The Cyclery: gosh what can I say about Vince and his tremendous support? Without Vince’s support and encouragement, I don’t think this website and Ottawa.cx would even exist. He has provided me with bikes, group sets, clothes, mechanical work – basically anything I need – Vince and his staff at The Cyclery are there. Not many people realize the amount of support that Vince gives to local cyclists. Thanks Vince and The Cyclery for the support.
Clif Bar: having food in my jersey pocket that I want to eat, makes it really easy to be on top of my training, racing and recovery nutrition. This might sound cheesy, but honestly, I haven’t tried a Clif Bar product that I don’t like. I’m really happy to see the new gluten-free products as well. From gels that go down easy to the Luna protein bars to the very popular Clif Shot Bloks – this food is simply the best. Yes, I call it food – because Clif Bar products are made from real organic ingredients. Thanks Clif Bar for helping me to so easily stay on top of my nutrition and fueling my rides.
Lolë: this Canadian clothing company is all about inspiring women to live their best lives. Live Out Loud Everyday really is the way Lolë operates to get women feeling good, being active and looking good. I’m very happy to be part of the Lolë community. You’ll see me out at the races wearing Lolë clothing, blogging over at LolëLove and working with this forward-thinking company to host events in Ottawa and the area.
Outdoor Gear Canada: thanks to a great local rep, I’ve been fortunate to have some incredible support from Outdoor Gear Canada. New helmet, new gloves, flashy new shoes, fast wheels – really whatever it is, I’m lucky to receive some top notch gear. Thanks to Outdoor Gear Canada for the continued support and great products to race and train with. I’m super stoked to be riding a new Opus Fhast 2 29er out on the mountain bike trails this season.