Kate Courtney // mountain bike racer

"Work hard, do what you love, and believe anything is possible"


Kate Courtney


Kate Courtney is a bright young star in the world of cross-country mountain biking. Since graduating from Stanford in 2017 and dedicating herself fully to the sport, she’s quickly established herself not just as mountain biking’s future, but very much a force to be reckoned with now. In 2017, Kate won four U23 World Cups and earned the U23 Overall World Cup victory as well as her first Elite National Championship Title.

2018 brought the breakthrough moment – a World Championship title at the highest level of the sport with her win at the Elite XC World Championships in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. With this victory, Kate became the first American in 17 years to win an Elite MTB World Championship and only the fourth American woman to do so. 

Kate rides for the Scott-SRAM MTB Racing Team, with her sights set on more success at the World Cup level and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.


  • 2018 World XCO Mountain Biking Champion
  • Six Top-10 Finishes in 2018 World Cup Races
  • Four U23 World Cup Titles and Overall World Cup U23 Title in 2017
  • Elite National Champion in 2017

Connect with Kate:



Getting to the roots of Kate’s early mountain bike career.

Watch Kate in “Rising”

A look at Kate’s World Championship ride.

Watch 2018 Elite XC World Championships highlights


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