Source: Norco Bikes
Norco Performance Bikes is excited to announce that recently-named Ride Guide Host, Darcy Turenne has signed on as part of the Norco Factory Team for the ’07/08 season.
At only 23 years of age, Darcy is at the top of her game as a professional mountain bike rider. As a team rider for both the Norco, Oakley, and Dakine international MTB Teams, Darcy has proven that she more than just a pretty face, she also rips.
Growing up in Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island, Darcy first fell into broadcasting when the Vancouver Island division of Global Television offered her a position as host of a weekly segment called “Go Biking”, after seeing her on-camera charisma while being interviewed about her role on the Canadian national downhill mountain bike team. Soon after she began guest-hosting bike and snow Ride Guide segments and then put her skills to good use by producing, writing, and hosting for the broadband television action sports station “Rip TV.” Darcy is now back full circle becoming the main face of Ride Guide bike to compliment her career as a one of the most progressive female freeride mountain bikers in the industry
Darcy first started cross country racing at 14, and later switched to downhill. Riding for several years as a Norco grassroots rider, Darcy was a two-time member of the Canadian national downhill mountain bike team and has two top ten World Championship placings under her belt. She recently stopped racing and began to dabble in the previously man’s-only world of jumping and freeriding where she competes in slopestyles and throws down for cameras around the world.
When Darcy is not spending every free second she has on a sunny day riding her BMX at the skatepark, or her dirt jump bike at the local six pack, she also finds time to write and produce music. She also loves surfing but says she is horrible at it. Darcy just graduated from the University of Victoria with a degree in Geography and Enivronmental Studies. When she is not riding her bike, she takes in her fair share of powder days during the winter (by fair share, she means between 60 and 100 days).
Darcy is currently on a four week trip through Europe with stops in Austria, Switzerland and Norway. During this June trip, Ride Guide will be hitting all the major events including; the “Out of Bounds Weekend” in Leogang, Austria, and the Ekstremsport Veko Festival in Voss, Norway.
For more info about Darcy’s new gig as the host of Ride Guide, check out: rideguide.ca
Or, to see Darcy’s bio, photos, and videos, you can check out her page on the Norco Factory Team site.