Words by: Danica Fife, Bellingham, WA

Introduction by Francis Cebedo:
Riding with your significant other is rare but a gift that is a beautiful gift to be appreciated when the stars align. When both can rides solo, with their own group or each other, the circle is complete and the sharing of the experience is a wonderful thing with each one bringing their experiences and smiles to the table. Such is the case with Danica and Andrew. I had the pleasure of meeting and riding with Danica in Bentonville, AR and was impressed with her enthusiasm and riding prowess. When our ride guide asked if anyone in the group wanted to do double jumps and 15 foot stepdowns, Danica raised her hand and immediately felt at home. Follow her and her adventures with Andrew.

Danica and Andrew Fife are husband and wife who love to mountain bike. For the last few years they’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest riding some of the most breathtaking terrain in the world. This video was filmed on their local trails near Bellingham, WA.

Their story (and they're sticking to it)
“When we got married, we were living in St. George, UT. Andrew got me my first entry-level bike so we could ride together. Mountain biking was his hobby and he didn’t expect me to really get into it. To his surprise, I became addicted. I found a local group of lady shredders and soon I started riding even more frequently than he did. Early on I made it a goal to become skilled enough to join Andrew and his friends on their adventurous biking trips. I am happy to say I am invited on pretty much every trail now. Plus, I currently have the one up on the manuals and wheelies.. he’s got some catching up to do. Biking for us is something so amazing that we can do together or separately with our friends. It helps us explore our world since most of our vacations revolve around riding bikes. I love steep trails with good dirt. I prefer natural to man-made but like a good jump line too.”

Danica continued about the day they filmed this video:
“The day of the shoot we were hoping for a typical PNW gloomy day, but it ended up being quite clear and freezing! There was some frost on the ground and probably one of the last days of riding in this area before the snow set in. We had amazing dirt conditions and had a lot of fun filming and riding together.”

Gear picks
Danica’s ride of choice is the Fezzari La Sal Peak equipped with 29er wheels and 170mm suspension in front with 150mm in the rear. Andrew’s pick is the Delano Peak 29er with 150mm fork and 135mm shock.

The future
Andrew and Danica recently migrated from the dense PNW forests down south to the Las Vegas area and will be riding a lot of dry desert conditions through the winter on many of the Bootleg trails. With much of 2021 travel plans still unknown at this point, they’re excited to focus on riding together and continuing to spend a lot of their time together on bikes.

See more at www.fezzari.com

Video and photos: Spencer Johnson, Ryan Robbins, Nate Lowe