Brett Rheeder

Brett Rheeder

Birthday: February 16, 1993 (25)
Hometown: Mount Albert, Ontario, Canada
Top Disciplines: Slopestyle

The past few years have seen Brett Rheeder reach an unprecedented level of skill and renown in the world of mountain biking – and beyond. Brett started making tracks on two wheels very young and was competing by age 14. Three years later, he made his way to Crankworx Whistler.“I was in pre-qualifications for the slopestyle. I crashed and didn’t get a chance to qualify. I was definitely in over my head at that time in my career,” he recalls. The learning curve didn’t take long.

While a back injury did take Rheeder out in 2013, even set backs seem to make this tough competitor stronger. He returned better and seemingly more determined than ever, landing on the podium at Red Bull Joyride at the end of 2014, before taking the 2015 season by storm. As Crankworx launched its World Tour, and with it the Triple Crown of Slopestyle, Rheeder quickly became the one to watch, winning the inaugural Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle, then carrying that momentum on to Crankworx Les 2 Alpes. He took a second season win, with his favourite competitive Crankworx moment to date. “It was my second time back in Les Deux Alps, since my back injury there in 2013, and also the first Crankworx I won where none of my competitors messed up or crashed. It was a straight-up win.”

 

Past Crankworx Podiums:
2014 Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler – Silver
2015 Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle – Gold
2015 Crankworx Les 2 Alpes – Gold
2016 Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza – Bronze
2016 Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler – Gold