Pro Ambassadors


Bruce Spicer

bruce_spicerBruce is the Product Manager at Brodie Bikes. He spent the better part of the eighties and nineties as a member of the Canadian National Road Team, (8yrs) and a pro-level Mountain biker (8yrs). With an unprecedented 13 Canadian national titles, Bruce has experienced more pleasure and pain in the saddle than most of us mere mortals could ever comprehend. Responsible for the design of the Brodie line, Bruce carries a quite ‘serial-killer’ type demeanour that allows him the patience and passion to create the quality you see from Brodie year after year.

  • 13 National titles in 6 different disciplines, Canadian Record!
  • Team Time Trial – 4x, Juniour and Senior
  • Team Pursuit –  4x, Juniour and Senior
  • Ind. Pursuit – 2x, Senior
  • Madison – 1x, Senior
  • Cyclo-Cross – 1x Senior
  • MTB XC – 1x Senior
  • Represented Canada at 13 World Championships between 1979 – 1994 on Road, Track and MTB.
  • Multiple race wins in Canada, USA and Europe.

Leslie Tomlinson

leslie_tomlinsonHighlights of Leslie’s road racing career included being part of consecutive 2nd and 3rd place Canadian team finishes at the Women’s Tour de France. She won a silver medal on the road at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, 2 National Titles and 3 National Silvers on the road, and was selected as first alternate for the 1996 Road Team at the Olympic Games as well as being one of the two selected riders for the Mountain Bike competition at the Atlanta Games.

In 2010 Leslie began coaching, training and instructing a growing group of Age Group Cycling enthusiasts. She’s really enjoyed seeing relative Newcomers to the sport become inspired and competent on the bike. She offers personalized camps and clinics for private groups of corporate and recreational clients, in both road and mountain bike cycling. She has partnered up in a company they call TaG Cycling, with another Canadian Olympian, Gina Grain who brings skill from the track to our teaching. Gina has some of the fastest legs in the World, no joke! They are having a great time sharing their experiences and passion for the sport.

Highlights from Leslie’s career:

  • 2004 & 2002 24Hr Solo World Champion MTB
  • 2003 & 2002 Trans Alp Challenge Champion
  • 2000/1996 Canadian Olympic Team MTB
  • 1999 PanAmerican Championships Silver Medalist MTB
  • 1994 Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist Road
  • 1998 UCI World XC MTB – Ranked 3rd
  • 1997 XTerra Off Road Triathlon World Championships 2nd
  • 2001 XTerra Off Road Triathlon World Championships 5th
  • 23 World Cup MTB Top 10 Finishes
  • 5 World Cup MTB Podiums
  • Represented Canada at 13 World Championships Road and MTB
  • 13 US National MTB Podiums
  • 1997 World Cup MTB Overall 6th
  • 1997 US National MTB Series Overall 2nd
  • 2 Canadian National Championship Titles Road
  • 7 Canadian National Silver Medals Road and MTB

Andreas Hestler

andreas_hestlerAndreas “Dre” Hestler found his passion for mountain biking in 1986. After moving to Vancouver and embracing the life of a courier, he was introduced to racing and a new love was born. The next 20 years were a complete career: 13 years on the World Cup Circuit, World Championship and the Olympics, the lifestyle of a devoted athlete, but one who enjoyed the process and was aware of the other aspects of life.

Taking Canada and Rocky Mountain Bicycles to the Olympic debut of Mountain Biking in Atlanta (1996) ranks as one of Dre’s most significant achievements, as will representing Canada as the National Champion and National Series winner 5 times. A true ambassador for the sport, a pioneer, a fierce competitor and an all around cyclist with wins on the road, mountain and cross bike, from Epic to short track and Super D, Dre has a two wheel gift, an engine and a personality to match.

In the last few years, after winning the Trans Rockies 3 times, Dre has turned to writing, guiding, exploring, and promoting events like the BC Bike Race, and of course they all happen on Rocky Mountain bikes.

MTB

  • 1996 Canadian Olympian
  • 2 x Canadian National Champion
  • 3 x Canada Cup Overall
  • 10x  US National Podiums
  • 1 x   US National  Super D Win
  • 1 x   Whistler Super D Win
  • 1997 13th World Mtb Championships
  • 1997 13th UCI World Ranking
  • 14 years on Canadian National Team
  • 13 World Championships
  • 3 x World Cup Prologue Wins
  • 3 x Trans Rockies Wins
  • 2nd Place BC Bike Race, 1 stage win
  • 2nd place Trans Alp, 1 stage win
  • 2nd place Trans Andes, 1 stage win

X-Terra

  • 2 x 13th at World Championships, Maui
  • 5th at US Nationals, Lk Tahoe

Road

  • Yaletown Grand Prix Winner
  • Bastion Square Winner
  • Bueno-Note Criterium Winner
  • 5th at Gastown Grand Prix

Cross Racing

  • 2 x Silver Medal National Championships

Leah Guloien

leah_guloienLeah currently resides in Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada.  She has been a competitive  (Cat 1) road cyclist for the past 8 years, and for the last 5 years she has raced at a National and an International level.  This includes several opportunities racing with the Canadian National Team, as well as racing on a US professional women’s cycling team, Colavita.  For 2014, she  joined one of our local teams, Trek Redtruck p/b Mosaic Homes and she hopes to help develop the younger girls on the team and share her experiences over the years.

In 2013, Leah was involved in the opening of Catalyst Kinetics Group where she is the General Manager of the Cycling Division.  The cycling division is based around our PowerRide cycling studio which allows riders of all abilities to get the most out of their indoor training.  In this unique training environment, eight riders of varying skill levels and experience train together on adjustable, state of the art bikes, all riding at the intensity levels that match their individual fitness and goals.

Racing Highlights:

  • Giro de Burnaby 2013 3rd
  • Gastown Grand Prix  2013 8th
  • Canadian National Criterium Championships 2013 5th
  • British Columbia Provincial Champion 2011
  • Stage 3 of Tour de Bretagne, France 2011, 11th
  • Spring classics in Europe including Tour of Flanders, also competed in the Women’s Tour de France
  • Whistler Gran Fondo, 1st
  • A variety of Belgium Kermesses, which includes a 2nd
  • Competing with the Canadian National team on several European projects.
  • Redlands Bicycle Classic Beaumont Circuit Road Race 2012 7th
  • Mount Hood Cycling Classic Criterium 2011 1st
  • Bastion Square Criterium 2011 1st
  • Yaletown Criterium 2010 2nd
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