Athlete Profile

Catharine Pendrel


Kamloops, BC, Canada


2012 World Cup MTB Champion
2011 World Mountain Bike Champion
10 Career World Cup wins
Five-Time Canadian National MTB Champion

  • Holds a BA in Sociology and Psychology
  • Grew up on a horse farm
  • Competitive horseback rider until she was 16 years old
  • Has raced in seventeen countries Recently took an anatomy and physiology course, and now occasionally stops her bike to dissect road kill
  • Years on Canadian National team: 2004-Present
    Years on the Luna Team: 2008-2016

    Named "Most Likely" in the (high school) year book? To “never get a big bootie…”

    Pre-race routines and superstitions: I have to visualize a lap of the course and all the different race scenarios before I can let myself fall asleep.

    Pet Peeve: people that leave their shopping cart in the parking lot

    Although she started injured in 2014, “Kika” managed to win a second UCI World Championship cross country title, and a host of other big wins making this her best year ever.

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