Hometown Tsawwassen Vancouver, BC Years Competing 7
Discipline Dirt Jump, Slopestyle, Freeride
Honors 13th Chatel Mountain Style 2009, 4th Sea Otter Dual Stunt 2010
How does FOX contribute to your success?
They keep my bike lighter and smoother then everyone else's.
Tell us about your best race or event and how it changed you.
16th in Crankworx Air DH last year, it made me want to race more.
Tell us about your bike/vehicle setup.
I'm running full Shimano Saint, Chromag cock pit, MRP guiding my chains, Geax Tires and Spank wheels
What else is in your garage?
What's your training regimen?
Eat good breakfasts and ride with friends as much as possible.
Any major injuries, and how did you recover?
My worst injury was breaking my ankle on two sides in 2011 at Goldmans backyard comp, I had surgery and recovered by coaching Camp of Champions and taking it easy.
What's your typical pre-race/event meal? Guilty pleasure?
I'm thinking spaghetti.
How do you determine which races or events to enter each year?
I like to just go to the events that seem the most fun, some friends and a well built course is what it takes.
What motivated you to get started professionally?
Watching movie parts always got me stoked, then getting to meet those riders, and go different places to ride got me motivated.
What would you be doing if you weren't a professional athlete?
Probably going to school for something I wasn't sure I wanted to do.
What's the best thing about being a professional athlete?
Not having to work a 9 to 5
What other sports are you interested in?
Skiing and moto
Any advice to the readers dreaming to turn pro?
Have fun all the time, stay humble and ride
What are your favorite magazines and websites?
Who is your hero?
Are you a Mac or PC? PC, who wants a Mac
07.29.11 July Update from Brendan Howey