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CLIF Pro Team Athlete

Catharine Pendrel

Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Catharine is a two-time World Champion and a three-time Olympian who scored a bronze medal in Rio. She is also a three-time world cup overall winner. Catharine got into mountain biking at 16 after a youth spent growing up on a farm riding horses. With an older brother, keeping up with the boys was always a goal and mountain biking the perfect avenue. Fast-forward 20 years, Based in British Columbia you can find her on the trails and mountains all summer and in winter Nordic and DH skiing. Catharine has also started Pendrel Racing, a junior and U-23 mountain bike development team comprised of three Canadian Mountain Bikers with the skill, ambition and work ethic to make it to the highest level of our sport. See more at

First memory riding:

I didn’t have a clue what I was doing on the bike, but I loved the group of people that were out doing it so stuck around to figure it out!

On My Day Off:

I catch up on life, coffee, cooking, yoga, bills the normal stuff. I am taking an online course, coach and am president of my local bike association so there is no shortage of things to do!

Catharine by the Numbers

Olympic Bronze Medal
Canadian National Champion (6 MTB & 2 Cyclocross)
MTB XC World Cup Overall Winner