The Kona Supremes were born from a local group of female Kona riders that shared a common vision: shred fast, play hard, and get more women into cycling. The main goal of the Supremes is to always offer an inclusive adventure on our local trails chock-full of support and inspiration. These ambassadors are students, environmentalists, industry professionals, artists, and all around outdoor enthusiasts. Each rider hails from a multi-sport background but has planted roots here in the PNW where the loam is perfect and the two-wheeled adventures keep rolling as easily as the beer flows. This spring in Bellingham, WA look out for rides and clinics hosted by the Supremes along with fundraisers and trail days with Bellingham’s local trail association, The Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition. The Supremes will also be racing the local enduro series and the Cascade Dirt Cup. Stop by the Kona tent for a high five and crack open a cold one.
Amanda works as inside sales at Kona’s USA head quarters. She jumped head first into the cycling industry two years ago when she helped open Kona’s retail location in Bellingham, WA. Since then, Amanda has organized many women’s clinics and rides and is currently working towards her level two IMBA certification to start coaching locally. Getting more women into the sport and into more bike shops is the driving force behind the desire to create a women’s cycling team and ambassador program based in the PNW. Amanda takes on the role as event organizer, team manager, party starter, wrestler and whatever else comes up. You’ll find Amanda at local CX race’s in Seattle or on the lift getting laps in Whistler, but she mostly keeps it local as the Bellingham trails offer up some of the best dirt two wheels can hit.
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Brooklyn crossed over to the two-wheeled sport after hanging up her trail runners and quickly found her place in the Bellingham mountain bike community. After buying herself a Process134, she has never looked back and instead is always looking for the next brown pow adventure. Aside from shredding mountain bikes Brooklyn has a passion for art. She is a Graphic Design major at Western Washington University and her time spent outdoors, including biking, has a huge impact on her work. Her style is very unique and the local art community in Bellingham has already noticed. Brooklyn is an amazing overall athlete and inspiration to many women. She brings such joy and enthusiasm to every ride and volunteers countless hours with the WMBC Joy Riders to host women’s ride every week. She also has a good joke or two up her sleeves.
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Delia started riding bikes in 2008 on the gnarly, flat, rooty singletrack of Maine and was instantly hooked on bikes. Not only was it an escape from the pressures and stress of real life, she fell in love with how mountain biking brought people together in the community. Since then, Delia has made racing her passion. From XC and cyclocross to enduros, it does not matter what type of race it is – she will show up and throw down with the biggest smile. Delia applies this attitude to all areas in her life, including her profession as an Environmental Engineer. She not only loves to shred in the mountains, she also gives back by saving the environment and making the world a better place for future generations. Her passion and optimism translates into her riding and her “I can do this” attitude has awarded her the top place spot on more than one occasion. Delia’s mantra of, “we shred hard, we get super dirty and don’t care, we party hard after the ride, and we always have fun,” represents the attitude that Kona stands for.
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Hannah is a badass young shredder who hails from Hood River, Oregon. Her passion for riding comes from her dad, who is also an avid biker and racer. He started off her bike addiction by giving her his old full suspension mountain bike and getting her hooked on enduro racing in high school. After moving to Bellingham for school, Hannah fell in with the wrong right crowd at Kona bikes and became even more involved with the mountain biking scene. Last year Hannah dominated the expert class for the Cascadia Dirt Cup series, finishing first overall. Her goal is to crush it in the pro class this year, using her fearless approach to steeps, technical sections, and especially jumps. Hannah shreds on the Process 153 because it best suits her fast, aggressive riding style (and it gets mad air for those jumps). Her favorite trail, Kleeway, is in her hometown in the Post Canyon trail system, and unsurprisingly, it has a lot of jumps. When Hannah is not being a boss on the bike, she’s studying hard at WWU, working at the Kona Bike Shop, or getting her adrenaline fix skiing, kiteboarding, or climbing.
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Mickey only started riding bikes about a year and a half ago, and quickly found her place amongst jumps and drops on the trails. While being a full time student at Western Washington University studying behavioral neuroscience, she is always trying to find time to ride, dig, and be an active part of the mountain biking community. Mickey constantly inspires everyone on the team with her goal-driven persistence and ability to self-motivate. She is always making progress with her riding and we are excited to see where she takes her riding in the future.
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Stephanie Ignell is the rainbow dash of mountain biking. She brings the fun, the shred, and the sparkle to every ride. She is known for her “can do” attitude, her Missy Elliot music playlists, and her trailside cookies. If you are looking for Steph on the trails you’ll most likely find her on the steep, techy chutes that the local terrain offers up. Stephanie’s introduction to biking wasn’t an easy one. When she was 21 she suffered from a back injury that left her clinically disabled. Luckily after five years, she found a doctor who could help her live her life again. Within the first couple of months of treatment, Stephanie jumped on a bike for the first time. The experience was liberating and soon became a pivotal part of her life. Outside of riding, Stephanie has a passion for sustainability. Because of this passion she has decided to pursue a career in helping companies implement and market sustainable business practices. One of her hopes for the mountain bike industry is for there to be a greater emphasis on environmental stewardship and Stephanie wants to be a part of this change.
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