How did you discover your talent? What got you started?
I started riding at a young age with my family and it just progressed into falling in love with the sport. I feel like I discovered my talent through riding lots honestly.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Ever since I was a young kid I’ve always wanted to be a professional athlete. I just found it so cool that people can make a living doing what they love.
Who was your biggest inspiration?
My biggest inspiration has to be Cam Zink, he always is pushing the limits of what you can do on a mountain bike and is genuinely nice and a rad dude.
What makes you keep innovating and pushing your skills to new heights? What’s the intrinsic driver or motivation?
What motivates me most is my desire to improve and push myself to be the best person I can be on and off the bike.
If you could meet an idol or figure of any era, who would it be? What would you ask them?
I think it would have to be Richie Schley, he’s such an icon of the bike world and it would be cool to learn more about the free ride movement!
So far, what has been your favourite highlight of your career? An achievement? A specific moment?
Racing in the Crankworx challenger Enduro and placing 4th.
In regards to your career, where do you want to be in 5 or 10 years?
I want to still be riding my bike having a good time and pushing myself to further my skills.
In terms of healthy habit, what are your thoughts on the current beverage options out there? (I.e. Energy Drinks, high caffeine, high sugar drinks)
It’s crazy what’s actually in all these drinks and how bad they actually are for you.
How does Wize fit into your current lifestyle? And why do you choose Wize?
I love being a part of Canadian brands, ice tea has always been one of my go to drinks but I wanted something that was better for my body and Wize was the perfect solution!
What are the next projects coming down the pipeline?
Lots of edits, photo shoots, and good times.
What’s your favourite flavour of Wize tea? When do you typically drink it?
I love them all but i’d have to say my favourite is the mango iced tea.
Thanks for the interview! Where can our audience find out more about you?
My instagram is @ryan.mcintosh_
My Tik Tok is @ryanmcintoshh