Kyle Born

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Kyle Born is a writer at SnoRiders. Kyle writes about people and what makes them tick. He’s written hundreds of articles that tell the story of individuals and their passions. Kyle is naturally curious and enjoys breezing past the small talk so he can learn the fascinating details of an individual’s journey through life. He specializes in storytelling and isn’t afraid of asking the hard questions such as, “Where is your bathroom? I really need to go.”

Kyle has held a variety of job titles through the years: radio announcer, voice actor, English teacher, delivery driver, missionary, wedding DJ, comedian and several other things that he may have forgotten because his memory isn’t always the best, which is why he writes things down.

Kyle Born spends much of his time building in his Lego Room (Star Wars, Castle, Pirates), playing video games (Mario, Rocket League, XCOM, Zelda) and watching his favourite football team, the Green Bay Packers—he even owns a share of the team (for real!). He lives in Cranbrook, B.C., with his bodacious wife, Becky, and two little kids, Augustus and Annabelle. There aren’t any pets in the Born household because Kyle has allergies. But if he sees you walking your dog, he will stop and pet it because dogs are cool.

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Chantelle Bourgeau sits inside of a black car. She has long brown hair and wears all black.
Meet the Rider, Fort St. John, BC

Adapt or die: She-Riderz borne from creator’s baptism by fire sledding experience

Chantelle Bourgeau, creator of She-Riderz, a sled feature page for female riders, is inspiring sledders to push their limits

by Kyle Born
A golden labrador sits by a computer with glasses on. The computer says SledTown ShowDown Flin Flon.
SledTown ShowDown

How to win SledTown ShowDown (again!): Flin Flon unveils its blueprint

John Trumbley, president of the Flin Flon Border Explorers Snowmobile Club, hails his club and community for rallying together to win SledTown ShowDown

by Kyle Born
SledTown ShowDown

A complete history of SnoRiders’ SledTown ShowDown

Every SledTown ShowDown contest winner and provincial champion is chronicled for convenient reference

by Kyle Born
2022 SledTown ShowDown Champion Flin Flon, Manitoba
SledTown ShowDown

SledTown ShowDown 2022: The first-ever two-time winner is . . .

From 64 Western Canadian snowmobiling destinations, Flin Flon, Manitoba, has emerged as the SledTown ShowDown 2022 champion

by Kyle Born
Cassandra Mainville wears a pink jacket and sits on a blue snow bike in a snowy forest.
Meet the Rider, Saskatoon, SK

Social media stars Kyle and Cassandra Mainville chronicle their powersports escapades

Kyle and Cassandra Mainville, owners of Mainville ATV and Outdoors in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, record and photograph their most epic powersports adventures

by Kyle Born
Denny and Chris Steigerwald stand on a cabin balcony in front of a sign that says Welcome to our wedding: Chris and Denny, Two Top Mountain, Idaho.
Meet the Rider

Delayed but not defeated: Chilly conditions break way for this idyllic snowmobile wedding

Denny and Chris Steigerwald held their snowmobile-themed wedding ceremony at Idaho Park’s Two Top Mountain

by Kyle Born
Mitch Lepage stands on a 2016 Ski-Doo Freeride and Angie stands on a 2012 Ski-Doo Freeride for their wedding at Clemina in Valemount, B.C.
Meet the Rider, Saskatchewan

Wed-by-sled: The best snowmobile-themed weddings we’ve seen (so far)

For passionate sledders, there’s one sure way to stand out from the rest: A snowmobile-themed wedding

by Kyle Born
Shelby Ingram wears a pink snowsuit while sitting on a snowmobile with her one-year-old son, Mason Chomica.
Snowmobiling safety,

Snowmobiling with an infant—it can be done!

Shelby Ingram, snowmobiling mom in Radium Hot Springs, details what is required to take a small child on a sled ride

by Kyle Born
SledTown ShowDown

Round 6: SledTown ShowDown 2022 FINALS!

2 snowmobiling destinations, Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan, and Flin Flon, Manitoba, go head-to-head during Round 6 of SledTown ShowDown 2022

by Kyle Born
A snowmobiler gets massive air off a mountain as the sun shines overhead.
SledTown ShowDown

SnoRiders readers show off their flashiest SledTown ShowDown shots

See some slick photos of our provincial SledTown ShowDown winners: McBride, B.C., Swan Hills, Alberta, Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan, and Flin Flon Manitoba

by Kyle Born
SledTown ShowDown

Round 5: SledTown ShowDown 2022 provincial winners have at it

4 snowmobiling destinations go head-to-head during Round 5 of SledTown ShowDown 2022

by Kyle Born
Alysha “Axxe” Vlahovich smiles next to her green Kawasaki dirt bike.
Meet the Rider, Cranbrook, BC

Disability can’t restrain this axe swinging, derby pounding, dirt bike jumping, snowmobile rescuer

Alysha “Axxe” Vlahovich encourages everyone to let their soul shine through the mystical power of motorsports

by Kyle Born
A red Taiga snowmobile parked on a mountain.
Gear

Taiga’s electric snowmobiles are (almost!) here

Sam Bruneau, CEO and co-founder of Taiga Motors in Montreal, Quebec, highlights the powerful, stealthy features of Taiga’s new e-sleds

by Kyle Born
SledTown ShowDown

Round 4: SledTown ShowDown 2022 provincial finals!

8 snowmobiling destinations go head-to-head during Round 4 of SledTown ShowDown 2022

by Kyle Born
A red Taiga snowmobile parked on a mountain.
Sled Tech

Taiga’s electric snowmobiles are (almost!) here

Sam Bruneau, CEO and co-founder of Taiga Motors in Montreal, Quebec, highlights the powerful, stealthy features of Taiga’s new e-sleds

by Kyle Born
Genevieve Byl wears a blue jacket and a black toque out in the snowy mountains.
Meet the Rider,

This Braap Babe has no trouble keeping up with the big boys

Genevieve Byl, sales and store manager at Trailblazn' Power Ltd. in Dawson Creek, B.C., is spreading her infectious love of snowmobiling throughout the province

by Kyle Born
SledTown ShowDown

Round 3: SledTown ShowDown 2022 provincial semi-finals!

16 snowmobiling destinations go head-to-head during Round 3 of SledTown ShowDown 2022

by Kyle Born
SledTown ShowDown

SledTown ShowDown: Don’t miss Round 2!

32 snowmobiling destinations go head-to-head during Round 2 of SledTown ShowDown 2022

by Kyle Born
Sledtown Showdown Static Pages

McBride is British Columbia’s 2022 SledTown ShowDown provincial champion!

McBride has been crowned British Columbia’s SledTown ShowDown champion for the fourth time

by Kyle Born
SledTown ShowDown

Round 1: The 8th annual SledTown ShowDown returns!

64 snowmobiling destinations go head-to-head during Round 1 of SledTown ShowDown 2022

by Kyle Born