Deb MacKillop used to race DH. She was a two-time BC Cup Champion and a member of the Canadian National DH Team. But that was a long time ago. Since retiring from racing, Deb has continued to ride bikes a lot. Her focus includes long adventure rides in the mountains, quick after work pedal laps in the forests around her hometown of Nelson, DH shuttle days, and dirt jumping at the local bike park. In 2017, she won the Kazlaw Community award and a free entry into the BC Bike Race for her first cross country racing experience. In 2018, she entered her first "real" enduro race and came away as the Open Women National Champion. Although racing is not her focus, she participates in local events and is Nelson's reigning "Beer League DH Women's Champ". Deb also coaches and guides and is the President of the Nelson Cycling Club, where she works on trail advocacy, expansion, and maintenance. In her day job, she is a Research Scientist with the BC Ministry of Forests, writing books about ecosystems and studying old growth forests, climate change adaptation, and improvements to forest management.
Deb is an Ambassador for Endless Biking, including support from Rocky Mountain Bikes, Shimano, Poc, Evoc, Sombrio, and Fox.