“Have fun. Explore. Never leave without a few extra snacks.”
MAGHALIE MIGHT JUST BE THE MOST CHEERFUL RIDER WE’VE EVER MET. A CYCLOCROSS PHENOM, MTB ALL-STAR AND “INSTIGATOR OF THE #CXFEVER,” MAGHALIE MAKES THE BIKE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.
HOME BASE: QUEBEC, CANADA
work off the bicycle?
Taking care of my chickens!
5th, Elite Cyclocross World Championships 2017
2018 PanAmericain CX Champion
2018 Canadian CX Champion
2016 Canadian CX Champion
6th 2018 CX World Cup, Bern Switzerland
FAVORITE RACE OR RIDE?
Favorite ride: Long rides (MTB or gravel) that include some exploring of new places, reaching new mountain tops, or adventuring on new dirt roads & single track. I absolutely love looking at maps and mapping rides that will take me to new places.
MY DREAM CAREER OUTSIDE OF CYCLING IS…
Opening a Pizzeria with my husband!
MY FAVORITE ACADEMIC SUBJECT IS…
Science, biology, environmental sciences
MY EARLIEST MEMORY ON A BIKE IS…
Riding mountain bikes with my dad when I was 8 yo. We would play, do little races together in some local single track, and we would challenge ourselves at descending the longest staircase we could find.
WHY DO YOU RIDE?
Because it makes me feel so good. Because it helps me to push my limits and get to know myself. Because it allows me to discover so many new (and not easily accessible) places. Because it allows me to meet amazing people.
Why do you support outride?
I support Outride because I truly believe cycling can change someone’s life. Discovering a new passion can give you something to look forward to when going to school, it can help you meet friends, and it can give you confidence in yourself. By being exposed to cycling through school, I believe some kids will fall in love with the sport and find an activity they may cherish for life.
Photos from top, left to right: Meg McMahon, Balint Hamvas, Meg McMahon, Luke Batten, Balint Hamvas