Andrew is is considered one of the pioneers of the free ride-scene and is one of few mountain bikers that are recognized all over the world.
Andrew raced downhill when a lot of today’s free riders were in nappies. He holds two DH World Cup gold’s, one Bikercross X Games gold and is multiple time National DH Champion. Shandro began by pushing the limits of mountain biking and has starred in numerous films such as: The Collective, Roam and Seasons.
Date of Birth:
May 20, 1971
Married with two kids
Major interest/hobby apart from biking?
Traveling, Music, Great food.
Skiing, Surfing, Hockey
What, in your life is most awarding?
Being a Dad
What gives you energy and lets you think about other things than biking?
My kids, they always want to play and keep busy.
What do you do to unwind?
Have a nice cold beer, or two.
Best idea of having good time?
Family, friends, powder, great food, beer.
I generally read non fiction, adventure stories.
Too many to list, went to a Thievery Corporation show recently it was great.
Favorite place to travel to?
Europe as a whole, so much to see. BC , epic zones through out the province.
What is your favorite city to visit and why?
Vancouver, it’s home.
Favorite spots and resorts?
Whistler, Maui, Kootenays.
Where do you preferably spend your time off?
What started you biking?
I started with a BMX when I was a grom. My Dad bought me my fist MTB bike when I was 15
Why do you ride?
I love it. It relaxes me
Best part of biking?
Speed,air, technical trails, epic single-track
Most important people in your life and career?
My wife and kids. My Dad and Mom for supporting me from the beginning of my career.
Worst moment in career?
Tearing my ACL on a film shoot In Morocco.
Best moment in career?
Winning my first World Cup DH race
General career goals?
Continue to grow and make my freeride camps better. Work with great companies and people that inspire me. Hopefully inspire others to ride.
Year 2008 Highlights?
The release of the latest movie by the Collective “Seasons”.
Objectives for 2009?
Explore new zones.
Most respected bikers?
John Tomac, Steve Peat.
Other most respected athletes?
Craig Kelly, Kelly Slater.
Advice to beginners?
A training week?
A few pedals, a few shuttles, hockey.
Occupation If I was not a professional biker?
Gourmet coffee shop owner.
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