How to Ride Like a Pro: Kate Courtney

Kate Courtney

Kate is a multi-time national champion, the 2018 Elite Women’s XC World Champion, and the 2019 World Cup Series champion.


Focus on what’s right in front of you. The great thing about cycling is, there are so many ways to make progress. You can always go harder and longer over new and varied terrain. It’s easy to get intimidated by your goals or get so wrapped up in a particular outcome that you get in your own way. The only way to make progress is one step at a time. In training, I break my goals down into small daily challenges I can manage and complete. In races, I try to focus on the feature—rock, root or climb—that’s right in front of me and give a complete effort on that section. Keep focusing on that next step and you’ll be amazed where you might end up!

Meet The Riders And Their Rides: Kate Courtney

Kate: I started competing in my freshman year in high school as part of my school’s mountain bike team. My first race was a NorCal League race! It has been amazing to see the growth in high school mountain biking across the country in the past few years.


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