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Tif­fany Baker

From buy­ing a road bike to im­press a guy to cre­at­ing and man­ag­ing Ed­mon­ton’s largest women’s road-cy­cling group, Tif­fany Baker is proof that you don’t need to be an Elite ath­lete to be a leader in sport. Her pas­sion to grow women’s cy­cling led to the cre­ation of the Women of ERTC, an arm of the Ed­mon­ton Road and Track Club. Her vi­sion to sim­ply have more women with whom to ride has grown into a thriv­ing recre­ational and rac­ing group who share much more than sim­ply hours on a bike. Her work within Ed­mon­ton and Al­berta has started to change the cul­ture of cy­cling in her prov­ince. A once male-dom­i­nated sport has seen an in­flux of new women rac­ers, the big­gest in­crease in re­cent years. More than just an in­crease in num­bers, Baker is most proud of the re­sult­ing friend­ships, sup­port and en­cour­age­ment that ex­tend be­yond club lines and across dis­ci­plines.

Peter Kraiker

Peter Kraiker is a Toronto, Ont.-based pho­to­jour­nal­ist who spe­cial­izes in cov­er­ing bi­cy­cle races. He stud­ied pho­tog­ra­phy at Ry­er­son and spent a num­ber of years work­ing as a stu­dio pho­tog­ra­pher, pho­to­jour­nal­ist and dark­room tech­ni­cian be­fore get­ting into IT. Kraiker is a pas­sion­ate cy­clist who loves to com­bine travel and cy­cling, and was a mem­ber of the Toronto City Cy­cling Com­mit­tee. He used his IT skills to do cy­cling ad­vo­cacy on the One Less Car Bulletin Board in the 1990s. Since 2008, he has com­bined his love of bikes with his pho­tog­ra­phy skills, and has been bring­ing a fresh per­spec­tive to cy­cling im­ages and sto­ries for Pedal. You’ll know Kraiker is at an event if you see his dis­tinc­tive VW camper in the park­ing lot. You can fol­low his trav­els at nextchap­ter.kraik­er­photo.com.

Paul Ne­witt

Since 1982, Paul Ne­witt has been push­ing ped­als on ev­ery­thing from 800-lb. pedi­cabs to $10,000 feather-light road bikes. Dur­ing 30-plus years in the cy­cling in­dus­try, Ne­witt has raced both Cat­e­gory 2 road and Elite MTB for such teams as Ki­netic, Norco, Es­cape Ve­loc­ity and Kona, and pro­duced and pub­lished the first B.C. Of­froad Race Guide in 1994. Join­ing Pedal mag­a­zine in

1995 while com­plet­ing his den­tal de­gree at the Univer­sity of

Bri­tish Columbia and con­tin­u­ing to race for Team Norco, Ne­witt went on to cover hun­dreds of prod­ucts and events, in­clud­ing World Cups, in­dus­try bike shows, in­dus­try lead­ers and in­ter­na­tional En­durance events such as La Ruta de los Con­quis­ta­dores and the Tran­sRock­ies. Proudly be­ing the only writer ever to com­plete the first seven Tran­sRock­ies, Ne­witt’s pas­sion is En­durance events and in-race re­port­ing, es­pe­cially when things get rough, and he loves to share those ad­ven­tures with read­ers who en­joy a colour­ful story.

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