ABOUT

Ellevate XC aims to support B.C.'s developing female cross-country mountain bike athletes as they pursue their elite racing dreams, alongside balancing post-secondary education and professional careers. ​As mentors, facilitators and competitors, we hope to increase female representation in the sport and on the trails.

Jess Daniels

Jess is a Community Planner and now calls the North Shore home. Originally from the Kootenays, Jess grew up XC Skiing and playing in the mountains. She became an avid road racer after moving to the west coast. After a long standing interest in mountain biking, she finally dove into the sport in 2018. Jess excels at long gruelling hill climbs and is looking forward to progressing in XC racing alongside giving back to the mountain bike community in 2022.

As a co-founder of Ellevate XC, Jess hopes to help make mountain biking (and racing!) more accessible to women, and help minimize some of the barriers she experienced entering the sport.

Frederica Blouin-Comeau

Hailing from the Comox Valley and am currently living in Victoria, Frederica is working on her 3rd year of Kinesiology. Originally a competitive gymnast, soccer player and cross country runner, she's always enjoyed the freedom, liberty and satisfaction sports can bring to an individual. Around 2017, she was introduced to road biking and her passion quickly shifted to mountain biking.This season will be her first racing at a national level, hoping to improve at every race. She is thrilled about the challenges of racing, how to prepare and adapt to the adversities, push her limits, learn from every race.

Emily Williams

Emily grew up in Salmon Arm, BC and is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria. Nothing makes her happier than getting out on her bike. She loves the gratification of pursuing training goals, hitting a new feature or achieving a new personal best. Mountain biking has been a critical part of her life and has brought amazing mentors, friendships, and opportunities her way.Emily's competitive mountain bike journey began with enduro racing, and has since shifted to include cross country racing. She is excited to have joined Ellevate XC to gain race experience and earn UCI points while also facilitating female participation in the sport. 

Hannah Simms

Growing up in Ontario with adventure-junkie parents and amazing trails out her backdoor, naturally, Hannah quickly found her way to a mountain bike. Over 10+ years of riding and racing she has participated in gravel, road and BMX, but has always come back to the trails! Hannah currently works as a Marketing Manager at Horseshoe Resort from 9-5 and outside of those hours can usually be found on a bike, skis or board. Hannah is excited to continue pursuing her racing goals with Ellevate while helping grow the women’s cycling community.