Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Austria Tomorrow!

I'm leaving for Austria tomorrow and I can't wait!!! It's going to an amazing 12 day trip, flying into Munich and taking the train to Saalfelden where the race is being held. I was in Austria a few years ago to race the World Cup in Schladming and it was one of the coolest places I have ever been.

A Look at the XC course
A huge thank you to Sally at Sigvaris for these new compression socks! They will be a lifesaver for the overnight flight!

My last couple weeks have been busy, with a week long trip to Wisconsin for Trek World and the US Pro XCT Subaru Cup in Mt.Morris. I had never raced there before but it was a great course with lots of short, punchy climbs and some fun rock gardens. It was great to have a few Canadian teams (Team Quebec, 3 Rox) head down to do one last race before Worlds. I ended up with a 9th in the XC and 8th in the ST.


This past week I also had the chance to hook up with Andy from and he put together a great piece on me and my travels. Check it out Cayley Brooks- Globetrotter

I also want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped me fundraise for my trip to Austria. Your generosity is very much appreciated! Thank you! If you would like to make a donation the website is

Monday, August 13, 2012

Buckwallow Ontario Cup

 Yesterday was my last O Cup of the year, but it was a great one. I didn't get to race Buckwallow last year and its always one of my favourite courses, so it was nice to be back. After a few days of rain, the course had to be closed on Saturday for prerides so that the trails wouldn't get ruined and everyone was worried that the course would be changed to all doubletrack. After the first lap my worries were gone and it turned out to be an amazing course! I had a strong race and finished 2nd with my third O Cup podium of the season.

I also want to say a huge thank you to Chico Racing for a generous donation to the Ontario athletes who have been selected to race at the World Championships. It is so amazing to have the support of our province to help us reach our goals. We couldn't do it without you!

Thanks to the Bailey's for the pictures!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Big News!!! And some ECO 2012

I got some super exciting news the other day that I'll be heading to Austria this September to represent Canada at the World Championships! This has been one of my main goals this year and I am so happy to have achieved it. Last year I had a tough season and wasn't where I wanted to be in my racing, so it is extra special to have improved enough over a year to compete for Canada again.

I have started a fundraiser for my trip to Worlds Here. Please donate if you can or share with your friends! There are some cool perks for donating like hats and t-shirts!

Here are a couple pictures from the East Coast Open at Blue Mountain. Peter and I both finished up in 3rd place.