Stevie Smith

His drive, determination and love for life will be fondly recalled by those he’s left behind.

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Hi, my name is Stevie Smith. My discipline is mountain bike downhill. I was born on 25 November 1989 in Cassidy, British Columbia, Canada. The most important person in my life is my mum.


Born and raised in Cassidy, British Columbia, Canada, Stevie was raised by a single mother and her loving parents. One day his grandmother put together an ingenious plan to trade the owner of Nanaimo BC’s Realm Bikes one dozen apple pies in exchange for a used BMX bike. It wasn’t long before Stevie's mum ended up spending the majority of her time driving her son up and down the mountains after school and from dusk till dawn on the weekends.

Who would’ve thought that a dozen apple pies would lay the foundation for Stevie to later become widely heralded as one of the best downhill mountain bike racers ever. Whether he was out ripping it up with the best talent in the world overseas or terrorising the local Nanaimo-area trails, one thing was for sure – his mother and sister would be waiting for him at the bottom of the mountain.

Despite all the world travel and international recognition that Stevie amassed over the years through his biking career, he remained humble and loyal to his friends.

Stevie passed away as the result of an accident that occurred while riding his motocross bike at home in Nanaimo on May 9, 2016.

He was a highly respected professional downhill mountain bike athlete, and the winner of multiple national and UCI World Cup championships. A member of the Red Bull family since 2007, he’ll be greatly missed by his many fans and supporters, who admired his remarkable abilities and achievements.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2016
    1. 2nd place: UCI World Cup Downhill

      Lourdes, France

  2. 2014
    1. Canadian National DH Champion

      For the second consecutive year

  3. 2013
    1. UCI DH World Cup Champion

    2. 1st Place: Fox Air DH

      Whistler, BC, Canada

    3. 1st Place: Mont Sainte Anne World Cup - Downhill

      Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada

    4. 1st Place: Canadian MTB National Championships

      Panorama Mountain Village, Canada

  4. 2012
    1. 3rd Place Overall: UCI Downhill World Championship

    2. Crankworx Air DH Champion