In episode 18 of our podcast we're stoked to chat with pro mountain bike athlete Hailey Elise. Riding for Juliana Bicycles, Hailey grew up in Vancouver and cut her teeth riding the local mountains here, and now living in Whistler spends her time riding her bike, shooting photo and video and creating mountain bike content. That's the dream, right?
Hailey is one of the rad women leading the charge in women mountain biking and pushing the sport to be more inclusive. Hailey's story is an inspiring one - from humble beginnings Hailey has managed to make mountain biking a career path and life decision. Her tenacity and desire to make mountain biking such an integral part of her life just goes to show that if you truly want something, you just have to make it happen.
Hailey has spent some time working on her riding and her mental game - she's only human just like the rest of us, and has struggled with some aspects of riding, particularly after having a bad crash. I think we can all relate to this in one way or another, and Hailey gives us some good tips on how she managed to get over the hump and get back on the bike with confidence.
Frequently working with the folks at Mahalo My Dude, you've probably seen Hailey on camera before - she's no stranger to being in front of the lens. While being in front of the camera means playing a part, it can also mean just an elevated version of yourself. Hailey tells us all about how sometimes being on camera can be difficult, but ultimately a lot of fun. Check out Hailey playing bass in Mahalo My Dude's New Bike Day video here.
Thanks Hailey for joining us, and to everyone for listening enjoy!