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Noah Simms

Noah Simms grew up rac­ing his mountain bike at the Hard­wood Hills Wed­nes­day Night Se­ries, just out­side Bar­rie, Ont. As his pas­sion for cy­cling evolved, Simms con­tin­ued to ex­plore the sport’s dif­fer­ent dis­ci­plines, in­clud­ing road, track, BMX and cy­clocross, and even­tu­ally set­tled on road rac­ing. At the young age of 19, Simms now races with the Toronto Hus­tle cy­cling team, com­pet­ing across North Amer­ica. Fully en­gaged in the world of cy­cling, he is con­stantly watch­ing and read­ing about the Union Cy­cliste In­ter­na­tionale WorldTour and other races. When he isn’t rid­ing his bike, Simms is study­ing en­gi­neer­ing at Queens Univer­sity.

San­dra Wal­ter

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.

Ron John­son

Ron John­son is a Toronto, Ont.-based writer and editor who has been cov­er­ing out­door sports and recre­ation for more than a decade. There are very few out­door ac­tiv­i­ties he hasn’t tried and en­joyed, in­clud­ing ice ca­noe­ing in Que­bec City, Que., kayak­ing the canals in Venice, Italy and surf­ing in Tofino, B.C., but he par­tic­u­larly en­joys cy­cling, ski­ing and Ul­ti­mate Fris­bee. John­son lives near the “Beaches” neighbourhood in Toronto with his wife, daugh­ter and dog and spends his days writ­ing about the city. He is the for­mer editor of Get Out There mag­a­zines and has con­trib­uted to such pub­li­ca­tions as Ma­clean’s, The Globe and Mail, Adren­a­line, Pedal, Sk­iTrax, Earth Is­land Jour­nal and many more.

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