Sandra Walter began contributing regularly to Pedal magazine in 2002 while earning a B.A. in writing at the University of Victoria and training to be an Elite XC MTB racer. Walter has traveled all over the globe in pursuit of podiums and sweet trails and has participated in four World Championships. She spent three seasons in Europe, and traversed Costa Rica in La Ruta de los Conquistadores in 2008. Despite having sampled some of the planet’s best off-road offerings, she still prefers home dirt to anything else, which she confirmed while contesting the BC Bike Race in 2009. In addition to race reports and bike reviews, she shares with readers the inside scoop on many of Canada’s top cyclists and her lifelong passion for the sport.