Rachel Bishop

Is­saquah, Wash­ing­ton, 36

Mountain Bike for Her - - Results: -

Why moun­tain bik­ing? “I used to do triathlon... my wife rides, we do trails and stuff like that. I thought it would be great to so a Dirt Se­ries up at Whistler last year, and then I did a half day at the park and it was mind blow­ing. I’ve been a road rider for a long time, and I still love it, but my garage is sig­nif­i­cantly more full of moun­tain bikes than it is road gear.”

Goal: “I’d like to be able to much big­ger drops, I want to be able to clear the jumps on ‘Voodoo’, I want to be able to do the roll down at the end of ‘Ryan’s’.”

Is there some­thing spe­cial about be­ing in an allfe­male en­vi­ron­ment? “Learn­ing with women is so dif­fer­ent than learn­ing with men. They’re so sup­port­ive and there’s a slight com­pe­ti­tion but it’s so sub­tle. It’s just enough to push you to say she did that, I can do it, too.”

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