Cyclesmith Ambassadors

Lawrence Plug

Likes:   I like riding bikes - any type of bike. And pretty much anywhere.
Other Likes:  Seeing more people moving under their own power through wild places, even in their backyard, in a way that mixes smiles and friendship with the occasional adrenaline hit and even cross-eyed levels of exertion.  That's the stuff of life.

Activities:  Lately I've been building and organizing mountain bike trails for the McIntosh Run Watershed Association (LINK), which is the first 'legal' singletrack for MTBs in the Halifax region (yes, we're a bit behind out here...). This is the best volunteer job EVER, because it combines great people, being in 'da woods, and moving large, heavy objects through a potent combination of stubbornness, hand-winches, and skinny-biker physiques.   I've worn a few hats at Bicycle Nova Scotia over the years too, from on-road advocacy to MTB advocacy to race officiating.  My race palmares (road and mtb) are present but meagre.  My favourite events these days are techy mtb stage races and, well, trailbuilding. 

Little known fact: I've taught an upper-year university course called "Bicycle", which is likely Dalhousie's only course to combine peer-reviewed literature on traffic engineering with FTP tests at the beginning and end of the semester :-)

Corey Deveaux

Name: Corey Deveaux.
Born: 1983
Profession: School Teacher 
From: Cape Breton
Sport: Triathlon
I started the sport of triathlon in 2011 and ever since it has become part of my daily life. Besides regularly competing in local races I’ve completed 5 Ironman triathlons, including two trips to the IM World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. My best race result and memory was winning Ironman Lake Placid in 2015. The camaraderie among athletes makes this sport very unique, and very fun. The people I’ve met through triathlon have become some of my best friends. I have been racing for Cyclesmith since 2013 and I couldn’t be happier with their products and customer service. 

Gavin Tucker

My name is Gavin Tucker.  I'm a professional fighter and martial artist.  I train several disciplines including Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai, wrestling and boxing.  I've competed in several different combat sports outside the cage specifically submission grappling tournaments.   

    I love what I do.  and I do it because I love to test myself.   if I'm not pushing I don't feel I'm moving forward.   there's truly nothing I've found that test the limits of my physical capacity as well as my mental strength.  and the rewards from it have really changed me as a person.  

MacKenzie Myatt

Mackenzie Myatt is a nationally competitive mountain biker; cyclocrosser and has begun collegiate road racing Spring 2016. The student-athlete is currently based in Atlanta, Georgia at the Savannah College of Art and Design. In her first quarter, she made the USA Cycling Academic All Star Class with a GPA of 4.0, while training for, qualifying and attending two Collegiate National Championships.  She grew up though, and got her love of all things cycling, living on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada.

Myatt began her career in cycling at a tender age watching her father race, and then with her younger brother, she began racing herself as soon as she was old enough.

From her Nova Scotia base in 2016, she raced with Canada’s Elite as a first year U23 in the Canada Cup series. From a DNF at Mont Tremblant to 2 top 10’s in Hardwood and Saint-Felicien, it was a year of discovery and steady progress to transition to the Elite ranks. (U23’s race with Elites at the Canada Cup level).

Myatt was approached to ride for SCAD Atlanta last year when she was still in high school.  Now in her first year of college racing, she picked up a pair of Bronze medals at the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals Championships in Snowshoe, West Virginia; one for her individual Cross Country race and one for the Team Relay. In January, she finished 6th at the USA Cycling Collegiate Cyclocross Nationals in a memorably muddy Hartford, Connecticut.

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