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Mountain Bike legend, Multiple World Champion, Hall of Fame Inductee & all around Bike Enthusiast.

Brian Lopes has had an unprecedented 20+ year career as a professional cyclist, he has been labeled “Undisputedly the best all around world class cycling athlete”by USA Today. Having raced BMX for most of his childhood, Brian started racing at the tender age of 4, turning Pro at the age of 17 and competing in the BMX circuit for seven years before channeling his efforts in 1993 to mountain biking. Lopes’ first MTB race earned him a name and fifth place. He then went straight to win his first Norba National and never looked back. He has won over 19 titles in his mountain biking career; Nine National Championship titles, six UCI World Cup wins and four UCI Mountain Bike World Champion titles, first in 2001, then again in 2002, 2005 and in 2007. UCI-camp

His enviable race resume made the Lopes name one of the most recognizable in the sport of cycling; known for his flawless style and competitive drives, he is an inspiration to bikers and action sport enthusiasts around the world. Nominated in 2001 for an ESPY “Action sport Athlete of the Year”, won two NEA (World Extreme Sports Award) for “Mountain Biker of the Year” in 2000 & 2001 and is featured in SONY PlayStation “Downhill Domination” as himself. In 2008 was been inducted into both the Mountain Bike and BMX Hall of Fame.

In 2005 Brian became a published author when he co-wrote a book with long time friend Lee McCormack titled “Mastering Mountain Biking Skills”, an easy read with great reviews, it has been printed in 6 different languages and is scheduled to have its 3rd edition out 2017.  In 2013 Brian took on the title of “fitness trainer”, working with Honda/RedBull/Troy Lee’s 250 motocross team, Brian worked with Jessy Nelson, Cole Seely and Shane McElrath. This opportunity allowed Brian to share his knowledge on both the mental and physical fitness that racing requires.


Brian is currently working hard as the lead athlete brand ambassador, generating brand awareness, producing relevant media content, providing insightful R&D intel, racing at selective events with the end goal of creating exceptional cycling products.

He currently resides in Laguna Beach, CA with wife Paula and son Maverick. For up to date information you can connect with Brian via social media;  Twitter , Instagram and Facebook Fan page

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Photo credit: Olivier de Vaulx.

Career Highlights

1989 Won both the BMX ABA and NBL Grands
1992 First MTB race
1993 First PRO MTB race
1995 NORBA National Series Champion in both DH and Slalom.
1996 NORBA National Series Champion in DH
1997 NORBA National Series Champion in DS
1998 NORBA National Series Champion in DH
1998 UCI World Cup Champion in Dual
1999 NORBA National Series Champion in DS
2000 Norba National Series Champion in DS
2000 UCI World Cup Champion in Dual
2001 UCI World Cup Champion and World Champion in Dual
2002 UCI World Champion 4X
2004 US National Champion in 4X
2005 UCI World Cup Champion & World Champion in 4X
2005 Published Co-Author of "Mastering Mountain Bike Skills"
2007 UCI World Cup Champion & World Champion in 4X
2008 Inducted in to the BMX & Mountain Bike Hall of Fame
2012 26th UCI World Cup Win: Sprint Eliminator


Mountain Bike Trail and Track design. Research & Development for bike related products and components. Pump & Dual Slalom Track design and building.


Personalized Race and Fitness training. Daily workouts. Skills analysis.


One on one and small group technical mountain bike clinic. From Beginner to Advanced Brian will teach you how to improve your bike skills.


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Some Fun Facts

Top Speed (mph)
Miles Ridden (and counting)
UCI wins

Calendar (tentative)

Date Event Location
Feb 4 Ellsworth Demo Rides The Luge/Santiago Canyon, CA
Feb 18-26 GoPro Baja Adventure Trip Baja, Mexico
March 25 Ellsworth Demo Laguna Beach, CA
Apr 6-9 Cycling Illustrated Photo Trip Betonville, Arkansas
April 20-23 Sea Otter Classic Monterrey, CA
Apr 27-30 Down Puerto Vallarta/Urban Race Puerto Vallarta, Mex
June 8-11 GoPro Games Vail, CO
July 1-2 CA Enduro China Peak, CA
Jul 5-13 BC Bike Race BC, CAN
Jul 22-23 CA Enduro #6 Big Bear, CA
July 20-30 Enduro World Series Aspen Snowmass, CO
Aug 11-20 Whistler Cranworxs Whistler, BC, CAN
Aug 11-20 Enduro World Series Whistler, BC, CAN
Aug 26-27 CA Enduro North Star Resort, CA
Sept 14-17 Kamikaze Games Mammoth Lakes, CA


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