Claire Bensard

Claire BensardHOMETOWN: Fraser, CO

ABOUT:  I was introduced to mountain bikes as a summer substitute for skiing. With a lot of similarities in terms of seeing a line, aggressive handling, and being able to pick yourself (and gear) up after a crash, I fell in love with the sport. I started racing collegiately as a freshman and decided to continue after my graduation, with more time to dedicate to training and performance.

My bikes always have a name. My Scott Spark 930 has just been christened Montgomery, so it can “beam” me to uncharted territories and new adventures.

MOST MEMORABLE NON RACE BIKE MOMENT:  Skiing the Big Couloir in Big Sky, MT

FAV TO-DOs SANS BIKE:  Ski big lines and cook big dinners.


RANDOM RAMBLINGS:  We inherit our energy powerhouses from our mothers, in the form of mitochondria. So I look up to my mom, as she inspires me to go further, ride harder, and live life fully.