Nina Arnold

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Nina Arnold” heading_tag=”h2″ alignment=”center” spacer=”no_spacer” spacer_position=”top” spacer_img_width=”48″ line_style=”solid” line_height=”1″ line_color=”#333333″ icon_type=”selector” icon_size=”32″ icon_style=”none” icon_color_border=”#333333″ icon_border_size=”1″ icon_border_radius=”500″ icon_border_spacing=”50″ img_width=”48″ line_icon_fixer=”10″]Arbutus Routes Ambassador Team[/ultimate_heading][bsf-info-box icon_type=”selector” img_width=”48″ icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”#333333″ icon_style=”none” icon_color_bg=”#ffffff” icon_color_border=”#333333″ icon_border_size=”1″ icon_border_radius=”500″ icon_border_spacing=”50″ read_more=”none” read_text=”Read More” hover_effect=”style_1″ pos=”square_box” box_border_style=”solid” box_border_color=”#cecece” box_bg_color=”#ffffff” icon=”Defaults-user”]Name: Nina Arnold

Age: 29

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Bike:Yeti SB5 Carbon

Riding since: Mountain biking for 5 years

Discipline – Road, XC, Enduro & DH.

Favourite trails – Business Time, Rockwork Orange, Original Sin, Crazy Train, Cream puff & Overnight sensation.[/bsf-info-box][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”8983″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”8042″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”8673″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”8631″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”8045″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”8811″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]

I’ve been smitten with mountain biking ever since I hit the fire roads of Marin County, nearly 6 years back. When I moved to British Columbia 4 years ago, I hit a steep learning curve and came out on top, adoring the mecca of ridding that lies between Vancouver and Pemberton.

I now live in Whistler, BC, as the Digital Brand Strategist for Whistler Blackcomb, spending every free moment in the saddle. The beauty of living in this region is that even in the dead of winter, I’m able to throw my bike in the truck after skiing and within 45 minutes, I can be railing muddy berms and rock rolls. When the snow melts you’ll find me both in races and planning them: I’m proud to share that this is my third year as the Volunteer Race Director for WORCA’s weekly cross country races (Our off road cycling association is one of the largest in the world).

The spirit of competition combined with the training required to put forward my personal best continues to shape the relationship I have with my bikes. In the past, I have structured my season with a triathlon or XC race in early summer followed by a string of local Downhill races and Enduros on the Enduro World Tour (Crankworx aka “Crankzilla” and the Colorado Freeride Fest). This coming season, I’m hoping to add an Off-Road Triathlon into the mix and build on my previous two years of discovering racing.

Why do I ride? For me, nothing compares to the quiet moments I have on solo explorations, the camaraderie of a solid ride with friends and the sweet adrenaline from pushing my limits.