AMBASSADOR PROFILE

Allison Donovan Mountain Biker

Allison Donovan

Truckee, CA

HOMETOWN |  Lynnfield, MA

BIO | Full enduro mountain biker, but I love it all really! Not afraid of a good climb, or spandex, and I’m hoping to spend more time at the pump track this season.

BIKES | Niner ROS9 singlespeed or 1×12, Ibis Hakkalugi Disc for gravel and dirt road riding, and a Scott Addict for pavement. I’ve ridden 3 versions of the Specialized Stumpjumper over the past 7 or 8 years and I’m in the market for a new trail bike. Perhaps an Ibis HD4, Ripley, or Ripmo?!

WHY DO YOU LOVE OLYMPIC BIKE SHOP?  Too many reasons to count…  Olympic has offered so much support and guidance throughout the years.  I truly believe their customer service trumps that of all others.  All the employees are helpful, friendly, funny, AND fun to ride with. Sam Wagner is a mechanical God, and whether it’s a pre-season, mid-season, or pre-race tune, he always dials everything in perfectly. The Olympic back shop also offers the quickest turnaround on fixes, so you’re spending the most time possible on the trails.  Lastly, Peter and John are incredibly community minded, and make an effort to be connected with local events and people.

FUN FACTS | I love racing the Downieville Classic on my singlespeed.  I’m going to be a new Mom this June!

 

Allison Donovan

Accomplishments

2015, 2016, 2017

Women's Champion

Downieville Classic

Downieville Classic

All Mountain Singlespeed | Racers compete in both the Point to Point Cross Country and the Downieville Downhill, on the SAME bike. Riders must choose their weapons wisely; a bike that climbs efficiently, descends with precision, and can handle a high-speed beat down for 46 miles on the way to victory.

5 Time

Finisher

Death Ride

Death Ride

Located in the stunning California Alps, the Tour of the California Alps – Death Ride® course covers the traditional five mountain passes. This challenging course includes climbing both sides of Monitor Pass, both sides of Ebbetts Pass, and the final climb up the east side of Carson Pass. Cyclists will register and finish at Turtle Rock Park, located two miles north of Markleeville, CA.

2014, 2015

1st Place Women's Pro

Fears, Tears & Beers Enduro

Fears, Tears & Beers Enduro

Ely, Nevada. An enduro format mountain bike event. Pedal your bike to the top of the mountain and then you are timed at specific sections of the course. There will be 2-6 timed sections, mostly twisty downhills and sprint sections. The sum of the times on these special tests will determine the winner.

2016

2nd Place Women's Pro

Battle Born Enduro

Battle Born Enduro

Stop #2 of the CA Enduro Series - Pro and Expert categories have a 27 mile course with 6 stages and 4600′ of climbing. All other categories will do stages 1-4, for a 21 mile course with 3700′ of climbing.

2015

1st Place

The Woopdeedoo Enduro

The Woopdeedoo Enduro

This 10 mile loop includes a jump trail! If you love high speed bunny hopping trails, this one is for you! Put together by the North Tahoe Bike Force, The Whoop De Doo Enduro combines competitive, community and FUN!

2017

Finisher

Nimby Fifty

Nimby Fifty

Pemberton, BC. The NIMBY Fifty is approximately 37 km in length, boasting a lung busting 101 switchback long pristine single-track climb. This is not a typical XC race. It is a technical marathon xc mountain bike race which means it is absolutely loaded with incredible single track.

3 Time

Finisher

Tahoe Sierra 100

Tahoe Sierra 100

100 mile mountain bike race from Truckee to Auburn!

Activities

mountain biking
backcountry skiing
slack lining
grad school

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