Video: Vinny Armstrong, Louise Ferguson & More Women’s Ride Progression
Catch up and check out this epic ride day with ilabb riders Brooke Thompson, Louise Ferguson, Kate Smith, Vinny Armstrong & Kathy Morris while they talk about how mountain biking has seen positive change as of late, and is on a runway to promote more involvement in the sport.
Itâs no secret that mountain biking is becoming one of the most progressive sports in the world. From the progressive nature of leveling up your game every time you drop in to progressive change in inclusion. ilabb is lucky to have a team full of riders that are stoked on the direction the sport is headed.
âThe progression element is what inspires me on the bike. Trying a new trail, new jump or training for an event and ticking it off the list is a feeling that is unmatchedâ¦the freeness that riding gives you and where it can take you.
Off the bike, good people, kindness and good old fun. Surrounding yourself with likeminded people that want to enjoy lifeâs simple pleasures. You really canât beat that. It makes you want to tackle the next goal that life throws at you!â – Brooke Thompson
There are many reasons I ride my bike, but what I love most about it is all the amazing people I meet and friendships I gain.
I get inspired everyday by all the rad women out there pushing the sport. – Vinny Armstrong
âI love riding my bike. I’m constantly inspired and motivated by the friends I have made through biking, the places it takes me and the feeling of pushing myself to new limits.â – Kathy Morris
âI am motivated to ride because it is always a good time. I love being outside and not thinking about anything apart from riding my bike. My time spent between rides is simply spent waiting for the next.â – Kate Smith
âItâs a challenge. Mountain biking includes such a variety of people and abilities. Itâs inclusive and diverse, because everyone has their own challenges within mountain biking and that feeling of overcoming something is unbelievably cool and we can all relate to that.
Iâve met most of my best friends through mountain biking. They constantly inspire and help me, and create a welcoming space for others. The womens MTB scene is growing so fast and I feel like itâs here to stay.â – Louise Ferguson