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Dede Barry

Co-leads the business. She is a strategist and visionary in addition to her many successes in professional cycling. Her unique combination of an international MBA, her creativity and focus allows others to depend on her lead. A natural athlete, Dede grew up in Milwaukee, WI and was introduced to cycling as a form of cross training for speedskating as a teenager. Having raced as a National Team Speedskater for three years, she quickly found success on the bike, winning the 1989 Junior World Championship road race. That was the beginning of a 16 year cycling career. A Silver medalist from the 2004 Athens Olympics and multiple medalist of World, National and Pan-American competitions, she was a member of the United States National Cycling Team as well as the Saturn and T-Mobile professional cycling teams. Although she no longer competes as a cyclist, she is an active athlete, regularly out running, cycling and skiing the many trails in Toronto. She coaches youth soccer and cross-country running and also takes part in charity bike events.

Posts by Dede:

Mariposa Number One. 1969

Photography by Walter Lai Mariposa Bicycles is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2019.  As part of the celebration, we will be featuring several bicycles from throughout its history, starting [...]

Vintage Bicycle Feature: Legnano. 1948

This Legnano Bicycle was made in Italy in 1948 and it is very similar to the bike that Italian bicycle racer, Gino Bartali used to win the 1948 Tour de France.  Professional cycling teams in [...]

Cycling to school

By Michael Barry Each morning we are out the door, on our bikes taking the kids to school and going to work. For the kids, like us, it is a refreshing start to the day. The ride to their school [...]

Restoration Feature: Late 1980s Mariposa Touring Frame

This touring frame was built in the late 1980s in the Mariposa workshop.  It was repainted in the Mariposa workshop in December 2018.   Frame includes a Campagnolo Nuovo Record headset, Dia-Compe [...]

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