Canadian Cycling Magazine - - MAINTENANC­E -

Last year, ro­chette launched a grant for a younger cy clo cross racer to spend a week­end rac­ing with the cl if Pro team at the con­ti­nen­tal cham­pi­onships in louisville. I would love to do some­thing this fall again. But for now, I don’t have any­thing planned. How­ever, it is im­por­tant for me to give back and en­cour­age young cy­clists for many rea­sons. For one, it gives a big­ger pur­pose to what we do. If at least we can in­spire other peo­ple to pur­sue their pas­sions so they can dis­cover them­selves, dis­cover the world and help them thrive in some­thing, then to me, it’s all worth it. Se­condly, the rea­son I can pur­sue my pas­sion now is be­cause many peo­ple sup­ported me and gave me the tools to keep go­ing when I thought I should stop and fol­low a more “nor­mal” path. I’m happy be­ing able to ride my bike for a liv­ing, and I wish other peo­ple had the chance to do so. If I could help one per­son be­lieve they can also do it, and this per­son ends up liv­ing their dream, that would make me happy.

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