meet the pro team: Lucy Sackbauer

 How did you find out about Wild Rye?

July 2016. I had just moved to Idaho 3 weeks prior and was participating in the Enduro race. I was in line at the top of Curlys, behind Cassie, who was wearing these blue shorts with a slick phone pocket (and a pink zipper). She said they were a sneak preview of some pretty cool things to come for women in the bike industry! Later that summer I did a photoshoot with her wearing the first run of WR (at the time Buttermilk) shorts! 

Which of Wild Rye’s values align with you personally?

“To build Confidence and community.”  As much as I love a good work out, biking and being in the outdoors has always been about the people I get to share the experience with. 

How do you create balance in your daily life?

This is an ever growing / learning process. I feel lucky in that my job as a Nurse condenses work days into 2-4 long days, leaving me to be able to play 3-5 days a week. I know that getting my Body moving and being outside makes me a better person and Nurse so even if its a quick jaunt up dollar I try to make it happen.

What’s something that most people don’t know about you?

I'm a pretty open book and spill my secrets pretty easily. A good book is pretty much the only thing that makes me sit still, I learned to drive on a 1980 ford F100 - manual 3 on the tree named rojo grande, she had a wooden bumper (thank god), and I used to be a die hard tele skier. 

What is a bucket list activity you have yet to do?

Locally - I'd love to climb Glassford peak because I stare at it everyday going to work. Globally - Go to South America and ski 

What is your go-to trail snack?

Some kind of gummy - Scandanavian swimmers. Or a peanut butter snickers bar. 

What is your go-to trail or workout music?

The birds! Or nature sounds. I don’t often listen to music. 

What is a piece of advice you would give to someone who wants to pursue a life of mountain sports and adventures?

Do it because you love it and it makes you happy, not because everyone else is doing it. You will have far more fun on an adventure in the mountains if you’re doing it for yourself. 


What’s something that you’ve done or been a part of that you’re most proud of?
Being a part of the ski film, Nexus - it was an incredible experience all around. From the skiing / filming / camaraderie / premiers and all of the hard working women that made it happen.

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