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The Series

In the Garneau Role Model series, we take a look into the stories of those who inspire us to live and breathe the cycling lifestyle, yet give back to the cycling culture through their own everyday actions.

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Episode 8 - Family Life

Meet Matt, Olivia, Henry, and Poppy. Together they blur the lines of family time and a passion for bicycles. Cyclocross serves as the perfect medium for this and brings an opportunity for the family to compete collectively at personal levels.

Episode 7 - Lionel Sanders

Sometimes it takes defeat to build character. Though we call it IRONMAN, the human aspect of competition cements us as mere mortals in a real battle where mistakes are made and failure is common. Watch the latest episode of Role Models as Lionel Sanders builds momentum for the 2019 IRONMAN World Championships.

Episode 6 - Georgia Gould

Georgia Gould is more than a role model. She is a pioneer. The 2-time Olympian and 5-time US National Champion was the first to petition the UCI for what became known as the Gould Formula, a proposal to award equal prize money to the top five men and women finishers in international events.

Episode 5 - The Gentleman Arborist: Sebastian Bolanos

“With your hands,” says Bolanos, “you feel every single crack in the road.” It’s a feedback mechanism. A loop, really.

“When I ride my bike,” he continues, “I enjoy the landscape, but I feel like I’m also giving back to it.”

To date, Bolanos has planted over 50,000 trees. So yeah, he’s giving back.

Episode 4 - Fatbiking to cure cancer

After being diagnosed, Lindsay Warner promised herself she would remain active during the 5 months of treatment awaiting her. Follow the inspiring story of a woman who did not fear winter… nor the fatbike!

Episode 3 - Roadtrippin' in Northern California with the Fields

A father and son embark on a road trip through Northern California where they learn new things about themselves and each other. It's not always about the things you say as much as it is the things you see. Trips like these are as much about biking as they are about being together and being friends for the first time.

Follow Chis and Jordan Fields as they visit the area where Chris grew up.

Episode 2 - Sabra Davison

Executive Director and Founder of Little Bellas, has been inspiring girls to get on bikes for over a decade. See how her passion comes alive at camps across the United States.

Episode 1 - Lyne Bessette

In episode 1, we caught up with Lyne Bessette. Lyne has made her mark on the cycling world as a two-time Olympian and one of the top female cyclists of all time, yet one of her greatest contributions is her annual 100b7 gravel road ride. The proceeds from the 100b7 ride provides financial support to one “butterfly” each year, by celebrating that person’s journey through their own trials and tribulation. The route features the trails she’s grown up riding and training on, and provides a glimpse into the life behind Lyne’s eyes and heart.

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