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Sonya Looney

SONYA LOONEY
• MOUNTAIN BIKER •

LOCATION: Kelowna, British Columbia

TWITTER: sonyalooney

INSTAGRAM: sonyalooney1

FAVORITE GU PRODUCT: ROCTANE Energy Gel

FAVORITE ENERGY GEL FLAVOR: Hoppy Trails!­­

FAVORITE NUTRITION HACK
I put gels into a flask and add water so I can take gels faster, include water with them, and not worry about accidentally dropping litter!

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO COMPETE? WHAT'S YOUR WHY?
I love the process of training for an event and the commitment to showing up and trying to be better every day. I love competing because it's a mirror into who you are and teaches you that you are capable of so much more than you think, that hard work pays off, how to be graceful and look for lessons when things DON'T go your way, and is amazing to be part of a community too!  I also love traveling to new places and meeting people!

WHAT'S YOUR GU MOMENT?
Most of my races are 100 miles or 7-day mountain bike races.  I know that ROCTANE is a key contributor to being able to perform day after day!

2020 RACE CALENDAR

  • May 10. Salty Dog 6 Hour. Salmon Arm, BC.
  • June 8 - 13. Singletrack 6 Stage Race. Kootenays, BC.
  • June 20. BC Enduro Series. Sun Peaks Enduro (Tentative)
  • June 20-21: Spawkwus 50. Squamish, BC. (Tentative)
  • June 26- 28. Epic Rides Carson City Off-road. Carson City, NV. (Tentative)
  • July 25. BC Enduro Series. Silverstar Enduro (Tentative).
  • July 30 - Aug 2.  Downieville Classic. Downieville, CA.
  • Aug 16. SBT GRVL. Steamboat Springs, CO.
  • Sept 12 XC Marathon National Championships. Palo Duro Canyon, TX.   
  • Oct 9-11 Epic Rides OZ Trails Off-road. Bentonville, AR.

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