If you've ever been to Whistler Bikepark, you've probably been overtaken by a golden-haired rider - her name is Amy Ertel.
She has just joined the RASOULUTION team to get support in her professional career, giving Amy the opportunity to focus on riding.
Born and raised in the heart of the mountain bike capital, Whistler, BC (CAN). Amy discovered mountain biking at an early age through her father who she still rides with today.
“With more and more girls and women shredding bike parks and taking on freeriding, it is exciting to watch the progression of female mountain biking. We want to be a part of it of course, as the development of the sport has always been one of RASOULUTION’s key targets. Having Amy Ertel join our athlete roster is awesome, she comes from Whistler and can shred the motherland of bike parks every day. Amy is really positive and dedicated to mountain biking, so she shares our passion and values.” - Tarek Rasouli, founder of RASOULUTION.
Improving her level gradually, Amy started to take an interest in competitions to the point that today she has several good results to her name.
In the 2021 season Amy achieved a second place in the Stevie Smith Memorial Race - BC/CAN Downhill Cup and a fourth place in the prestigious Crankworx Series - Air DH in BC. So far in the 2022 season the 20-year-old has placed second and third in the BC DH Cup, a finalist at the Crankworx Whistler Whipoff and has participated in the Darkhorse events in Revelstoke (CAN), and Bellingham (USA).
“Stoked to hear Amy is joining the team, I'm good friends with her myself and whenever I'm in Whistler we go shredding together. Super cool girl, mega talented and super steezy.” – Erik Fedko.
“I’ve been following Amy’s riding on social media for a while and met her in Canada 2022 for the first time. She’s one of the kindest people I know, and I really like her creative and sweet personality. I’m a big fan of her style, especially on the big bike. Personally, it’s very inspiring to see her shred and I’m excited to follow her journey.” – Alma Wiggberg.
With all this, Amy's dreams have only become bigger. She is compassionate and enthusiastic about achieving her goal of becoming one of the best CWX riders and freeriders in the world. Amy has set her sights on competing on the entire CWX World Tour, The Nines and Red Bull Formation by 2023.
“I am extremely excited to be working with RASOULUTION for the upcoming years. They represent some of the biggest athletes in the sport and I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together.” – Amy Ertel
But you can't ride a bike 24 hours a day. The young rider works as a nurse at Squamish General Hospital and in her spare time she enjoys hiking, fishing, skiing and playing pickleball.