Stevie Smith

I like riding anything that is full of rocks and roots – the gnarlier the better!

Steve Smith in action at the men's DH competition at Val di Sole on June 16
© Sven Martin

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. My favourite food is sushi, Subway, Thai, Mexican, Vietnamese and beef jerky. My favourite music is metal.

Bio

At the age of five, Stevie Smith became the lucky recipient of his first BMX bike. Although it wasn’t a shiny new bike wrapped with a big bow, the story of how this used bike ended up in his hands is worth explaining a little deeper.

Born and raised in Cassidy, British Columbia, 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. Talk to Stevie and you’ll learn that he has one of the most devoted moms ever. It wasn’t long before she spent 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 have 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 in the world. Whether he’s out ripping it up with the best talent in the world overseas or terrorising the local Nanaimo-area trails, one thing is for sure - his mother and sister will be waiting at the bottom of the mountain.

Despite all the world travel and international recognition that Steve has amassed over the years via his biking career, he remains humble and loyal to his friends.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2013
    1. UCI DH World Cup Champion

  2. 2013
    1. 1st Place: Canadian Open - Downhill

      Whistler, BC, Canada

    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

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

    2. Crankworx Air DH Champion

    3. 1st Place: Canadian Open

      Crankworx, Whistler, Canada