Vixen Spotlight- Chanda Van Cleave

Chanda Van Cleave:

About:

  • From Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • 42 Years Old
  • "I love riding dirt bikes so when the Snowbikes starting making their appearance I was intrigued. I had been on a snowmobile for 5 years  and continued to struggle with my right side hill and being absolutely exhausted by the end of the day. Not to mention repetitive elbow injuries. One of my good friends Diane Herzer was ripping around on a snowbike and literally doing circles around me on a steep side hill!  She let me ride her bike a few times and I was hooked!"

Experience:

Chanda has been riding dirt bikes for 10 years and snow bikes for 3 years.

She does not compete but likes to get out and ride at least a few times a week. 

Goals:

  • "I would like to work on my jumps and drops on the snowbike. It’s very different than my snowmobile"
  • "I would like to encourage more women to try out snow biking"

Achievements:

Just riding with the guys and knowing that they will never have to wait for her. 

Words of Wisdom:

"Never give up, strive everyday to improve your skills, challenge yourself, don’t take the easy way down and empower the women around you!"

Side Note:

Chanda enjoys to wake surf as well as downhill mountain bike in the summer time, during the winter she likes to pull out her snowboard and ride around with the kids when she is not on her snowbike. 

 

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