SPORT: Cross-country, Enduro Mountain Bike, Silent Assassin of Cookies
HOMETOWN: Peachland BC, Canada
Pro Rider Since: 2010 was the first year in the “pro” category. I’m still figuring out what “Pro” really means…
Competition schedule for 2018
January 14th – Telemark Apple Loppet XC ski race – Westbank, BC –2nd in team category
March 31st – Canada Cup#1 – Victoria, BC –7th
April 14-16th – Moab Rocks 3- day stage race, Moab, UT –5th overall General Classification
Stage 1 – 6th
Stage 2 – 5th
Stage 3 – 4th
April 21-22 – Sea Otter Classic, Monterey, CA — 4th Enduro, 23rd short track, 20th cross-country
April 28-30 – Whiskey OFF-Road XCM (50 miles) and Crit, Prescott, AZ –24th
May 13 – Salty Dog 6 Hour, Salmon Arm, BC
May 20-21 – Canada Cup #2 XC and XCT, Baie-St-Paul, QC
May 26 – Canada Cup#3, Mt Tremblant, QC
June 3 – Canadian Enduro Series, Kamloops, BC
June 17 – Enduro National Championships, Panorama, BC
June 23 – Canada Cup #6, Whistler, BC
July 22 – Mountain Bike Nationals, Canmore, AB
July 29-August 3 – Singletrack 6, Golden, Revelstoke & Vernon, BC
August 13 – Enduro World Series Crankworx, Whistler, BC
ABOUT Evan Guthrie
1. What is your biggest accomplishment in your mountain biking career?
On top of learning life skills, making lifelong friends, and pushing the boundaries I would say a second at the 2009 MTB world championships in the team relay – sharing that with friends as a young racer was career-realizing. Winning a couple junior world cups on the mountain, top-10 Enduro World Series stages, and four National Championships are highlights. There isn’t one specific accomplishment that sits above and beyond.
2. What one or two things do you currently do in your training that are keys to your success?
As corny and cliché as it sounds, having fun is an integral part of it for me. It’s way too hard of a sport to not enjoy the process of training and riding your bike.
3. What are some of your goals this season?
Improvement all around in the cross-country, stage race and enduro events. My schedule has some very different types of racing and I’m looking to be competitive in them all.
4. What would be a dream goal?
Being able to ride my bike until I’m so old that I don’t remember what a bike is but that I’ll have ridden enough years to always hop on. Being lifelong cyclist and sharing that passion with others is an incredible thing. I really hope to be involved with the growth of our sport.
5. What is your biggest challenge, and what do you do to manage this challenge?
Keeping my sweets consumption down a regular person amount of 1-2 bags of chocolate chips. I start buying quality brand bags instead of bulk chocolate chips so it’s easier to track.
6. Where do you draw your inspiration from? Who are your role models?
This is challenging sport and I draw inspiration by how it stretches our limits and watching my role models progress through the sport has been inspiring. Riders like Catharine Pendrel and Geoff Kabush have been incredible role models to me over the years.
7. What is your favourite Swagman rack? What do you like about it?
The SITKKA 2 is a great all-around rack for carrying all types of bikes.