Miranda Miller on Cypress Mountain

24 November 2020

When the Enduro World Series season finishes the Canadian contingent of pro racers make a dash for the airport - they are on limited time before their beautiful home trails are hidden underneath a thick blanket of snow.

There is a core of those Canadian racers who live in and around the famous trails of Squamish BC. Cypress Mountain is just under an hour away and features some stunning riding which has evolved as mountain bikes have and now blurs the lines between DH bike and enduro bike.

Kona Factory Team’s Miranda Miller is fortunate enough to call that part of the world ‘home’. Here she is getting the last laps in as winter begins to close in around her:

Here’s what Miranda thinks about riding in this special part of the world:

“Cypress is fast. More laps, more tokens, more pressure, and more pace. It’s a constant game of chase and a song of holler. You’re in the woods but you’ve caught the energy of the city below. You rush to get more laps, rush to keep up, to not get caught, you rush to find your rush. In the past, Cypress on a trail bike involved sacrifice—of speed, of stability and of your wrists.” 

“But today is different. There’s no scream of the supercar on its Sunday drive. The snow creates a silence so complete there is no room for hoots and hollers. The line between trail bike and downhill bike feels more blurred than ever before. Strong, calm, and calculated is how I have always ridden a bike; a reflection of my personality, perhaps. Sometimes I wish I was more loose, more stylish or more wild. Maybe today things aren’t as different as I thought. I don’t miss my downhill bike because here I am strong, calm, and calculated. Today, I’m on my Process X and I’m not sacrificing a thing.”

You can find out more about the Kona Factory Team here.