Women’s-only enduros rose up in the Sea to Sky and are now gaining a foothold across B.C.
THOUGH POP CULTURE and sports alike continue to be a man’s world of archetypal women, mountain bikers in the Sea to Sky are writing their own narratives.
Even as women continue to make up a larger portion of sport’s population, making up a majority of riders in some communities, men continue to be disproportionately represented in co-ed contests. At the 2019 Squamish Enduro, for example, men outnumbered women 199 to 32 across all categories in the full-course event.
However, a surge of new women’s-only events has created an opportunity for riders to participate on their own terms as the Sea to Sky serves as the vanguard of a movement that is starting to spread across the province.