Video: A Conversation with Professional Athlete & Artist Micayla Gatto

Jan 25, 2019
by Freehub Magazine  

Hounded // Micayla Gatto: Professional Athlete & Artist

A crash on the World Cup circuit in 2014 changed the direction of Micayla Gatto’s career. Sidelined from racing, she rediscovered her love of art and the possibilities it offered when coupled with her riding. Now, after being involved in several award-winning and globally recognized films, her job titles include rider, artist, musician and broadcaster, among many others, letting Micayla use her passions and talents to bring creative inspiration to the masses.

Hounded is an interview show hosted by Freehub Magazine's Managing Editor Jann Eberharter and the beloved office coonhound Lucy. Between a few beers and a round on the neglin stump, we chat with some of mountain biking's most genuine characters.

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  • 19 2
 Micayla, you seem versatile, resilient, and multi-talented enough to make any way you want to.
Major Depressive disorder (MDD) can hit a person like you incredibly hard...and elicit cruel and stupid insults. I think you know this already, and you have all the mental and spiritual tools that you need to overcome any injury setback. major head trauma and the often ensuing MDD can seem relentless, but you have the spirit to overcome.
All the best to you.
  • 6 0
 I think she is well beyond that and fully recovered now. Awesome and very interesting person. Really has a lot going for her.
  • 8 0
 Digging these hounded interviews. Have a hound myself named Hank. Adopted him a week before Sea otter 2010 where I picked up the first issue of Freehub magazine. Rad interviews of local shredders like Lars. Keep them coming! Micayla is rad!
  • 9 0
 gatto is really awesome person happy shes still a big part of the riding world keep it up!
  • 8 1
 Is she the one from the FERDA GIRLS video?
  • 9 0
 The one and only
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 I have had the personal experience of sharing a few conversations with her and honestly truly the most down to earth woman I've ever had the pleasure to chat with. A very humble attitude goes a long way and this is her demeanor. I just wish more people could learn from her! Peace out Micayla!
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 Oh Micay, so luv ya! Handy with bike, colours, jackhammer Big Grin
Your Nature art is amazing, im so dumm that i didnt buy one of your paintings (all blue mountains picture) at VIMFF 2016... Hopefully i will get back to BC and U will have something bigger on your painting stand...
  • 4 0
 Very nice Interview. Mica your are rad. see you in the summer
  • 1 0
 no beers on the table!!!! ShotGunn!!
  • 1 0
 Simply an awesome human being.
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 Great rider, great artist, and most importantly a great person.
  • 1 0
 I wonder how much better she'd feel in sunny socal.
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