Richie Rude visits Killington, Vermont
Richie Rude poses for a portrait in Killington, Vermont, USA on 14 July, 2022.


United States

United States



Richie Rude is one of the most decorated MTB enduro riders and the first man to win back-to-back championship titles on the Enduro World Series with three titles overall.

Date of birth

January 1, 1995


Redding, Connecticut




United States

United States

Career start



Mountainbike Downhill / Mountainbike Enduro

Richie Rude grew up in Redding, Connecticut and was riding a BMX bike and a mountain bike on the dirt trails around his house by the age of 7. By 12 he had already competed in his first downhill mountain bike race. He also played football, baseball and ran track, but Richie was most at home on the seat of his mountain bike.

He turned pro at 15 and graduated from high school while juggling a competition schedule that had him traveling around the world to compete in mountain bike races. In 2013, at 18, he won the Junior Men’s Downhill World Championship title. Soon after, Richie switched his focus to enduro racing – a growing mountain bike discipline that involves timed stages throughout a mountainous course.