I began my athletics career as a world-class competitive gymnast, where I had the opportunity to represent Canada at several World Championships, Commonwealth Games and a host of other prestigious international competitions. I carry the same drive, determination, work ethic and professionalism required to be an Olympic-level gymnast into my career as a mountain bike athlete, ambassador, coach and mentor.
After graduating from University on a full NCAA Gymnastics Scholarship, I made my way to Whistler, BC where I fell in love with biking and the adventures that came with it.
For the last 14 years biking has been an integral part of my life. I raced on the World Cup Downhill race circuit for several years and then began exploring terrain outside of the realm of downhill.
I have found a freedom and thrill with mountain biking that is unmatched to any other sport I’ve tried and the adrenaline rush that comes from pushing my limits and exploring new terrain all over the world is what continues to drive my passion for the sport today.
As an athlete, coaching and mentoring have always been a big part of my life, and much of my success on the bike I owe to my training as a former world class gymnastics athlete and coach. Since 2006 I have transferred those skills to mountain biking, coaching and mentoring young cyclists to hone their bike skills and pursue their passion.
Over the last ten years I have seen a gap in the level of coaching available to young girls. In 2017, I formed HILLTOP MTB to bridge these gaps and keep girls on their bikes. My mandate is to coach, mentor, support and develop young female riders in the mountain bike community in the Sea to Sky Corridor and surrounding areas.
I have been focusing on creating and coaching girls youth programs with supportive and fun environments where girls can feel comfortable developing their skills, character and leadership to throw down on any trail, on their bikes or beyond.
See you on the trails.
“Jamie has a special magic when working with children and youth. Kids can’t get enough of her positive energy and always want to try new things or push themselves to be better! She is an outstanding female role model who’s laughter and passion for riding is contagious.”
– Amber Pascual | Mother to two Mountain Biking Girls
Level THREE certified MTB Professional Mountain Bike Instructor (PMBI)
OFA Level 3 First Aid Certified
BC Parks & Recreation - "High Five - Principles of Healthy Child Development" certification
NCCP - Psychology of Sport certification
NCPP Intro to Competition – MTB
Level two NCPP (National coaching Certification Program) Certified Gymnastics coach
Level one NCPP Certified Trampoline coach
2018 3rd Crankworx Whip-Off Champs
2018 3rd Andes Pacifico
2017 3rd Trans Sierra Norte
2017 4th Trans Costa Rica
2016 3rd Whip-Off World Champs
2015 BC Pro/Elite Provincial Downhill Champion
2013-2016 Top three Canada Cup Downhill Series
2013-2016 Eight World Cup DH top 20 finishes
2012-2016 Top five Canadian National Championships
2016 Trans-Cascadia “Rider Perspective” writer & top ten finisher.
Passionate About Inspiring Others
“Some athletes, in my opinion, lack a balance of what they do off the bike; this may be Jaime’s greatest strength. She’s honest and humble, yet her passion for life lights up a room! Her competitive nature and physical & mental toughness will help her succeed on the racecourse. Her human side will help her succeed with everything else in life.”
– Ryan Brown | Owner, Coastal Culture Sports
“As a racer and a coach, Jaime has a special blend of skills that makes her an outstanding ambassador. Athletes like her are critical for the success of a technical brand like FOX.”
– Mark Jordan | FOX Marketing Manager