Ambassador | Ruthie Matthes
/ What is your favorite style of riding?
I love mountain biking on smooth, curvy trails or in the high mountains - the freedom of exploration without the pressure of cars. I also like commuting - living in Durango, I can get places faster, always find a free parking space and enjoy riding along the river path.
/ How long have you been riding?
I officially started racing in 1983! Commuted to school since I learned to ride at about age six or seven. Some career highlights from 1983-2001 include winning Mountain Bike World Championships, six World medals (including silver on the road), Olympian Mountain Bike, 5x National MTB XC Champion, 3x National Road Champion, member of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, member of the USA Cycling Hall of Fame.
/ Any race plans this season?
/ How are you involved in your cycling community?
Great contacts with the press, attending events like Sea Otter, Magura Press Camp, Interbike..in addition to many other events and races.
/ What other activities and sports do you like to do?
/ What is your favorite piece of Club Ride?
The Transit pant, Freedom shorts, Queen Bee - love the fit on all of these!
Where Ruthie will be this year...
Jan 8 | Bosch US Office Opening | Irvine, CA
Feb 22 | Frostbike | Bloomington, MN | www.frostbike.com
Apr 16-19 | Sea Otter Classic | Monterey, CA | www.seaotterclassic.com
May 23-30 | Magura Press Camp | Sedona, AZ |
Aug 1-2 | Downieville Classic | Downieville, CA | www.downievilleclassic.com
Sep 14-18 | Interbike | Las Vegas, NV | www.interbike.com