Currently based out of Victoria BC, Carter Nieuwesteeg made a summer trip back to his hometown of Fernie BC and made the most of his brief visit by riding the trails that he grew up on. This year has been a big one for him, as he is spending his summer on the coast training with the Tripleshot Performance Team while competing in a variety of disciplines, cross country, road, and cyclocross. What brings him back to Fernie is three cross country races that are not only close to home, but are also his three biggest events of the year. Carter is competing in the U23 Elite Canadian XCO Championships, the Singletrack 6 by TransRockies, and the BC Cup Finale. Though rest is key leading up to a hectic three weeks of racing, he can’t help but sneak out and enjoy what his hometown has to offer on his Santa Cruz Highball CC.