Happy Katie is well-recognized in the mountain bike industry as an accomplished freerider and downhiller. Katie is one of the few females that can successfully land a backflip and throw down some of the big mountain lines with the guys. From her experience racing downhill at World Cups and USA national events to winning the 2012 US Grand Prix, being the 2010 UCI Pan American Champion, guiding riding trips, coaching kids, and being featured in mountain bike media, Katie has a breadth of experience as a professional mountain biker. In addition to mountain biking, Katie graduated from University of Colorado with a B.A in Political Science, has a diploma in Destination Resort Management from Capilano University and she's traveled to more than 50 countries and all 50 states, with and without her bike.
Here are a few things I am proud of:
All of my travels…I have learned to have an open mind, to accept and appreciate differences and to love the uncomfortable
2010 Pan American Champion
2012 US Grand Prix Champion
I raced World Cups but…
…my true calling is the Whistler Bike Park Phat Wednesday beer league.
I jumped a trophy truck on live TV!
I learned to backflip
I have travelled to all 50 states & 50+ countries
I graduated with a Bachelors in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder + a Diploma in Destination Management from Capilano University
I have competed in soccer, swimming & water polo, reached the state championship game as catcher in softball, and ski & snowboard recreationally.
I am a PMBI level 2 certified Mountain Bike Instructor
If I don’t know how to do something, I learn how to do it
I can speak Spanish
I completed the NYC Marathon
I have hosted videos for PinkBike, NSMB, written for Decline + commented for Freecaster + been published in all the major mountain bike publications.
I went to Space Camp
I traveled around the world on a boat (literally)
I am kind.
The places I've travelled...