Emma Butler

Emma Butler
Emma’s first foray into mountain biking happened in Timaru, New Zealand, where her dad taught her how to ride (and how to walk all the way back home after a concussion-inducing crash). After high school, Emma spent a GAP year working at a summer camp in Alberta. She met her future wife (and future shuttle driver) at that camp, which means that she’s spent countless hours on immigration paperwork and is somehow still shocked by how cold winter in Canada can be.

After her second(!) ACL surgery she found herself hanging up her soccer cleats and really leaning on cycling as a recovery method. Biking quickly went from being a physio tool to the thing she wanted to do most — all the time, in many different styles, on many different bikes (all which seem to require very different helmets and clothing), and with many different people.

Emma is working on her PMBIA coaching certificate and is excited to start teaching classes so more people can become empowered by this exciting, rewarding sport. She also enjoys leading group rides and investigating downhill, cross-country, and gravel options for her and her wife and friends to enjoy throughout Alberta and British Columbia.

  • Current city, state: Edmonton, AB (home to over 150km of singletrack through the river valley!)
  • Day job: Design Director at Kick Point
  • Favorite bike: Currently? My Kona Process 134, nickname: The Clash
  • Number of bikes in your quiver? Five (Full Sus/Hardtail/Gravel/DJ/Fixie)
  • Clipless or flats: Flats
  • Ice cream or popsicles: 100% ice cream; popsicles just slow me down
  • Tacos or burritos: Tacos (could eat everyday if that was some sort of requirement of this ambassadorship)
  • Favorite place to ride: Moose Mountain, AB
  • Bucket list bike trip: The Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, NZ (and definitely Moab!)
  • Go-to activity when not biking: Camping, keeping my two dogs alive, watching football (both kinds), and traveling.

Hit the trail with Emma @back_pocket


Emma Butler

Emma Butler

Emma Butler

Emma Butler


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