Leigh Donovan

Sponsors: Liv Cycling, SRAM MTB, Rock Shox, Troy Lee Designs, WTB, Clif Bar, ODI Grips, Oakley, and Camelbak

How long you have been with WTB: 1st year baby!!!

Age: 44 years young!

Discipline: Prefer to go Downhill, but these days I'd say more Trail riding and XC. 

Hometown: Orange, CA

Favorite place to ride: Whistler, B.C.

Fun fact: At age 19 I thought I may be a car mechanic, I loved to work on cars and was even taking a class at my local college then, learning to rebuild and engine...funny, now I try and pawn off all my mechanical work on my hubby.  

How WTB contributes to your success? WTB's prerequisite for quality, love of the ride, and a strong roots in Mountain bikes, share the same goals as ichoosebikes.

How you got started out competing? In 1992 I had some friends invite me to race the Kamikaze race at Mammoth Mtn...now 24 years later I'm still here! 

First experience with a bike: Since my memory can't take me back that far (lol), I remember riding the jumps at a field near my home when I was about 5, I was always looking for something to jump off...when I was 11, my 5th grade boyfriend taught me how to bunny hop, then I was hooked on bikes forever.  

Other activities(off the bike): My full-time activity is being a mom, so I drive a lot...but I do love yoga and shopping for clothes (I love clothes). 

Beverage of Choice: Sparkling water (super exciting stuff)

Place you have always wanted to ride: Scotland World Cup DH course...I retired from racing in 2001 an they started racing there in 2002 :-(

Instagram handle:ichoosebikes
Facebook page link: https://www.facebook.com/ichoosebikes
Website link: www.ichoosebikes.com