Leigh Donovan

Leigh Donovan

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Leigh Donovan posted a photo
1 week ago

Happy Birthday @therealstikman - when you have friends like @camzink to take selfies with, I’d say you’re doing life in style! Hope it’s your best year yet! #48 😘

Leigh Donovan posted a photo
1 week ago

It’s International Women’s Day...Equality; socially, econically, and politically isn’t a hard ask! These ladies are bike industry leaders and so honored to watch them soar!!! #betterforbalance

LEIGH DONOVAN is at Lake Perris State Recreation Area.
LEIGH DONOVAN is at Lake Perris State Recreation Area.
3 weeks ago

Two first places and a third...plus all 11 racers finished with smiles today at the first SoCal High School Cycling League race in Lake Perris! Honored to coach such awesome young riders with a passion to work hard and never quit! Thank you Jax Bicycle Center- Official Page for giving us the boost we needed!!! #feedyouradventure @ Lake Perris State Recreation Area

Leigh Donovan posted a video
1 month ago

Some days I crash! Thanks @richbartlett23 for capturing the goods...and Troy Lee Designs Bike for the protection! Best So Cal dirt! 👌

Leigh Donovan posted a photo
1 month ago

A dropper post is the greatest invention for the bicycle in my opinion and @srammtb and @rockshox just made it better...check out the new Reverb AXS - WIRELESS! Click the link in my bio!

Leigh Donovan posted a photo
1 month ago

Meet Reverb AXS™ - No hoses. No routing. No energy wasted, just a wireless-electronic dropper post and controller that expands what’s possible on a bike! Reverb AXS™ is enabled by SRAM AXS™ technology, a new level of interaction, personalization, and connectivity across all AXS™ enabled components, EXCITING stuff! Check it out here: https://www.sram.com/

Leigh Donovan posted a photo
2 months ago

Some days parenting doesn’t suck! Im all about truth...but I love this girl @_whistlergrace - you make all the hard stuff (most of which you create 😂) just more fun! Love sharing the ride with you! ❤️ mom

Leigh Donovan posted a link
2 months ago

For anyone attending Sedona Mountain Bike Festival 2019, sign up for an SRAM MTB clinic here: https://www.bikereg.com/sramwmn-smbf - it's gonna be fun!!!😉

Official Facebook Page for World Champion Leigh Donovan of http://www.iChooseBikes.com
Leigh Donovan (born December 11, 1971 in Orange, California) is an American downhill mountain biker.

Leigh Donovan was a champion mountain bike racer, competing from 1993 to 2001, the most decorated U.S. downhill and slalom rider. Leigh retired from her professional career in 2001, with the world championships in Vail, Co. as her final pro career event (where she placed 3rd in the final downhill). Leigh went into sports marketing with Hansens energy drink (at the ground level of what would become Monster Energy). She then went on to own and operate a very successful clothing boutique in Temecula, Ca. from 2003 until she departed the business in March of 2011.

Leigh is married to her long time race mechanic and manager Craig "Stikman" Glaspell and they have a daughter born in 2005. Leigh currently is a cycling coach, industry ambassador and bicycle skills clinic teacher.

Career highlights
9-time U.S. NORBA National Champion
2001 UCI World Cup Champion
News and Info for http://www.iChooseBikes.com by Leigh Donovan. The Mission:

It’s a simple story really, World Downhill Mountain Bike Champion, Leigh Donovan has been teaching girls & women mountain bike skills over the past 2 decades as her hobby. Leigh loves to get more women riding bikes, comfortably, confidently and calmly. Now, with her
energetic, ‘lets have fun’ attitude, Leigh plans on using the “ichoosebikes” skill clinics she has developed, to invite women to learn how to make mountain biking a positive experience. Leigh has joined the movement to get the working moms, closet adventure girls, and simply MORE women to join our incredible sport. Using her years of riding experience, passion and drive to teach riders the basic skills necessary to mountain biking success, Leigh has taken a leap of faith by launching ichoosebikes.com as her avenue to educate, inspire and get more women enjoying their ride. Leigh has always dealt with a fear issue during her racing days but after she revisited her basic skill work during an off-season, Leigh was able to overcome those fears and continues to work on those today. Come join Leigh at an event and see how you can learn those skills and get connected to a sport that will change the way you live, work and play!
Personal info
Mountain Bike Champion and Ambassador
Personal interests
I love Mountain biking, fine food (gluten free), traveling to Whistler and Europe to ride my bike, spending time with my daughter and of course fashion...especially the shopping part of fashion.
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2 years ago | 6:25

With Bro culture at an all time high it's easy to filter out, or forget, the unstoppable rise of women in mountain biking. In a…

4 years ago

Day 3 in Monterey California started out overcast and foggy, with the weatherman looking to throw a curveball for the racers and exhibitors, but luckily…

Issue 48

The rise and rise of women’s mountain biking hasn’t gone unnoticed by us, and we think it’s a great asset to the sport!

2 years ago

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