By Dan Proulx, Head Coach for Cycling Canada’s National Mountain Bike Team Given the rapidly changing landscape in every area of life, it’s hard to know if the words here will seem wise in a week, a month or a year’s time. For now, all we can do is control the controllable – so I’llContinue reading “CYCLING, AN EXPRESSION OF HOPE”
To be honest, we felt a little uneasy after the track walk. The course seemed to be extremely difficult. The second we rode it, however, we realized that this track is great. It is very challenging but there is also a lot of flow to it. It’s goingContinue reading “Thoughts on Tokyo Olympic Course”
The 2019 team was one of the largest World Championship teams in Canadian History. “Racing at a home at the World Championships is always a special honour,” said Head Coach Dan Proulx. “We’re excited to race on a track that we know well – one of the most technical and demanding tracks in the world.”Continue reading “Team Canada Announced for Mountain Bike Worlds”
Without a doubt, two of the best [and most challenging :-)] training partners I’ve ever coached! Haley Smith and Andreane Lanthier-Nadeau were the best of friends and the best of training partners in Victoria. They were among the very first athletes to embrace the training centre concept we created at Bear Mountain Resort. In termsContinue reading “You never know…”
“I’ve always liked this course,” said Smith, “it’s been good to me. It really feels like mountain biking, it’s got flow and is about being a bike rider, and that’s what I did; I just found the flow and I went for it. I think I was 15 seconds out [of top-5] heading out onContinue reading “Haley Smith Takes First World Cup Podium in Nove Mesto”
Dan Proulx has been the Mountain Bike Head Coach for the Canadian team for almost a decade, and over that time period it has been one of Canada’s most successful high performance programs, with athletes winning world titles, World Cups, Olympic, Pan Am and Commonwealth Games medals. We sat down with Dan prior to theContinue reading “Interview with Dan Proulx”
Proud to be involved as one of the founders of the Bear Mountain National Cycling Center. Here is a great video produced by the wonderful folks at Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, British Columbia.
Canadian Mountain Bike Head Coach and Victoria resident Dan Proulx sees great opportunities for the National Mountain Bike Team going forward with the new Training Centre at Bear Mountain. “Bear Mountain will provide the National Team with a great opportunity to build a year-round high-performance centre that supports Canada’s future champions.” Proulx added “the weather,Continue reading “Canada’s National Mountain Bikers Find Home at Bear Mountain”