North Shore Betty Betty Birrell

"The misty forests above North Vancouver, British Columbia are hallowed ground for mountain biking - a place so harrowing it’s influenced and defined almost every aspect of the sport over the years. It’s also where Betty Birrell, almost 30 years ago, picked up mountain biking following a career as a mountaineer and professional windsurfer. Three decades later, Betty is a role model for her son, her friends and anyone she’s met along the way - and proof that you’re never too old to send. " — Patagonia

Credit: Patagonia