Landon is an avid mountain biker and member of Ride Concepts’ newly formed Adaptive Team. Active in the racing scene, Landon placed 2nd in the 2022 Crankworx Whistler Dual Slalom for Adaptive Men’s.
At Crankworx Whistler 2022, Landon McGauley earned himself a place on the Dual Slalom podium. Standing on the second step in the adaptive category, Landon was flooded with emotions. Since he was 10 years old, all Landon ever dreamed of was the opportunity to compete in Crankworx Slopestyle. To be on the same stage, 16 years later and in a different capacity, was a dream come true. It was also a realization of how far he’d come when everything seemed stacked against him after a spinal cord injury in 2010. Landon’s resilience is admirable.
In fact, there’s a lot to admire about Landon and the rest of the newly formed Ride Concepts Adaptive Team. It’s not because these men and women beat the odds, but because these riders absolutely shred. You’ll find Landon ripping his hometown of Kamloops and other British Columbia spots on the wheels of his brother and friends. He’s still pushing the limits of his Bowhead Reach, realizing that he can ride anything traditional bikes can.
Landon McGauley racing Dual Slalom at Crankworx Whistler. Image by Sara Kempner