Aaron Gwin

I remember every turn, every rock of every World Cup downhill course...within inches of every line.

Aaron Gwin trains in Idyllwild, CA, USA on 1 November, 2013
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Hi, my name is Aaron Gwin. My discipline is mountain bike downhill. My friends call me Gwinny. I was born on 24 December 1987 in California, USA. My special talent is whips and jumps. My favourite food is gluten free spicy chicken pizza. My favourite music is country, rock, rap, whatever I like it all!.


Aaron Gwin started his cycling career off early racing BMX from age 4 and was competing in the nationals by the time he was 8. Aaron moved on to motocross and raced up until he was 17 when he quit due to constant injuries and is now conquering the mountainbike world.

In 2008 Gwin was loaned a bike by fellow professional downhill racer and good friend Cody Warren and was encouraged to compete in a race.

Much of Aaron's style and skill come from his motocross days, and his whips and jumping technique are clear in videos. He also gained a lot of flow from racing BMX for so many years, it also shows in his Dual Slalom and Mountain Cross results. Aaron joined the Trek World Racing Team in November 2010 after relocating to Temecula, California.

In 2012, Aaron wrapped up the season early, taking an overall win at the penultimate round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, with a month to go until the final race of the series. Aaron’s 5th place at Val d’Isere gave him a 260 point lead in the cup standings, with only 250 points available between August and the final round in September.

In his latest video, 'Aaron Gwin: The Fastest Man on Two Wheels', Aaron can be seen at top speed descending down a mountain in Idyllwild, California. After a disappointing UCI season in 2013, Aaron is looking forward to the next few months of competion.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. 2nd Place: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup – Downhill

      Windham, USA

  2. 2014
    1. 1st Place: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup – Downhill

      Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

  3. 2013
    1. 1st Place: U.S. National Downhill Championship

      New Mexico, USA

  4. 2012
    1. UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Series Champion

      By taking 5th place at Round 6 of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Val d'Isère, France, Aaron Gwin won his 2nd World Cup Overall title in a row.

    2. 1st place: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

      Windham, USA

    3. 1st Place: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

      Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada

    4. 1st place: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

      Fort William, Scotland

  5. 2011
    1. UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Series Champion