Finn Iles grew up in the Canadian town of Banff, Alberta, but moved to Whistler when he was 10. His parents love to ski and bike (his father is a ski patroller), and Finn and his older brother, Jack, spent every day each summer riding in the Whistler Bike Park, mastering their handling skills and honing their downhill riding.
At 14, Finn wasn’t old enough to compete at the Whip Off World Championships, held at Whistler’s Crankworx, but he lobbied the organisers and eventually convinced them to let him compete. He ended up winning the event, a result which catapulted him on to the international stage.
The Canadian has registered some promising results on the junior World Cup downhill circuit. In 2013, he claimed the overall BC Cup Championship title in the under-17 category, and he’s started competing in the growing sport of Enduro. In 2015, Finn appeared in Anthill Films’ mega-hit mountain bike movie, UnReal, in a segment shot in a fake dirt blizzard on his home turf in Whistler. “When I’m on my bike, I don’t really think about anything else but riding,” says Finn. “You’re just in the moment. It’s an awesome feeling to be able to do what you love.”Read more