Lindsay Glassford started with road biking and a triathlon in 2007 in her native Ontario, but when she moved to Panorama in 2013 mountain biking quickly became her passion. Spending a lot more time on the trails now than the road, the freedom riding the trails gives her is second to none. She loves that she gets to see such beautiful places all while learning new things and pushing her limits. By day, she works for Live Feisty Media which focuses on endurance sports, sharing stories and perspectives from an empowered and active community. Lindsay also holds her BA in Kinesiology and is a certified Pedorthist.
Having coached skiing throughout High School and University, Lindsay holds her CSIA level 2 instructor course. Students who take courses with Lindsay are in great hands, and she wants them to leave her courses gaining confidence and feeling excited. Live in the moment and have some fun!
When did you first start riding and how did you get into it?
I did my first triathlon back in 2007 near my hometown in Ontario and was hooked on the sport instantly. When I moved to Panorama in 2013, I discovered that mountain biking was WAY more fun than grinding it out on the road day after day, so I started doing some off-road triathlons and have loved the adventure and challenge of building my mountain biking skills over the last few years. And I’m now proud to say I spend a lot more time on the trails than the road!
Where do you call home?
What’s the best thing about mtb for you?
The freedom you have to explore nature and see beautiful places while still challenging yourself to try new things and push your limits.
How long have you been coaching?
I coached skiing throughout high school and university and am a CSIA Level 2 instructor. After taking a break from coaching for a few years I am stoked to be joining Shred Sisters to spread the MTB love.
What are you riding right now?
Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt
There are too many good ones to pick!! But my favourite local trail is probably South Park at Mt. Swansea, so fun and flowy.
What do you want your students to gain from your coaching/teaching?
I want my students to gain the confidence to feel excited to ride their bikes and take on new challenges.
What has been the most valuable piece of advice you’ve been given or received in mountain biking or any other sport?
Don’t overthink it – live in the moment and have FUN!