Laurie was born and raised in East Vancouver and grew up playing multiple team sports. In 2011 after damaging her knees playing soccer, she turned to cycling for rehab. She saw a mountain bike in the back of her local bike shop, looked up some videos about the sport and decided to take a women’s specific mountain bike camp (wearing Lululemon tights, soccer shin pads and Puma high-tops) – the rest is history!
The new friends she met enjoyed racing, which led her to compete in over 30 downhill races including racing at the World Cup in Mont Sainte-Anne as an elite and winning a BC Provincial and a Canadian National title.
With a BSc in Kinesiology/Psychology from UBC and years of experience training athletes in the gym, Laurie has a keen eye and appreciation for body position and movement efficiency on the bike. Her friends joke that she is “Captain Boring” because she rides difficult sections smoothly and effortlessly (as opposed to Captain Sketchy).