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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 Cyclocross Ultegra Di2 Bicycle

This bicycle was built for cyclocross with a 1x Quarq Power crankset (but with a plug hole added to the seat tube to maintain the option to convert the bicycle to a 2x crankset with a clamp on [...]

Vintage Bicycle Feature: 1982 Mariposa Child’s Road Bicycle

By Michael Barry A good steel frame can be used repeatedly, for decades. It can be ridden, crashed, fixed and adapted. In the shop, old bikes come in constantly that need a tube replaced, a dent [...]

Team Mariposa News: Canadian National Mountain Bike Championships

Hardwood Hills hosted the Canadian National Mountain Bike Championships July 20-21, 2019.  Team Mariposa had several riders competing: Cameron Jette in the elite race, Jack Ciotlos in the U-19 [...]

Lake Placid: An adventure in the hills discovering new limits.

“I would like to do whatever it is, that presses the essence from the hour.” Ellen Meloy, The Anthropology of Turquoise   Rounding the final bend and climbing into the clouds they knew the [...]

Vans

By Michael Barry The van revved with ferocity as we crested the rolling hills on the eastern side of Lake Superior. They weren’t hills so much as slopes but my parents’ Kia van was loaded down [...]

A Life With Bicycles Book Launch Party Photo Gallery

Photography by Timothy Austen Thank you to everyone who attended “A Life With Bicycles” book launch party last week at Amsterdam Brewery. It was a wonderful tribute to Mike Barry and Walter Lai’s [...]

Creemore Springs Turas Mor 2019

By Dede Barry Photography by Jody Wilson Rain, dirt, mud, gravel, sun, quiet country roads, spring flowers, good food and camaraderie will make for a good bike ride with memorable moments. Last [...]

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