With the new year brings new faces to teams all across the sport and we’re super excited to announce the addition of Micayla Gatto to Diamondback’s 2016 roster. Micyala, best known for her downhill racing prowess on the World Cup circuit, Crankworx, and all over Canada, is starting the next chapter of her career with a focus on seeking far off adventures on two wheels.
Micayla’s talents run far beyond just biking. She’s an accomplished artist, a very talented musician, and a super ambassador for the sport. Her resume includes coaching for Summer Gravity Camps in Whistler, local camps on the North Shore, and cycling advocacy well beyond the local scene. We’re excited to have Micayla’s infectious energy on our team and look forward to working with her to bring unique, humorous, artistic and exciting content for everyone to enjoy throughout the year.
“I stopped racing World Cups at the end of my 2014 season and actually took a year “off” to really reconnect to why I ride bikes,” said Micayla. “I realized that my love for riding didn't come from race results, so for 2016 I've shifted my focus from what I think everyone else wants me to do, to what I want to do. Nothing is more appealing to me than setting out on an epic ride with a good crew to tell a rad story and gain new perspectives. Although my racing really played a huge role in who I am today, I want to discover more of the places, people, and cultures of mountain biking, not just one race track with the same people in a different location each week.”