Dave Wiens is known by many of you for his six consecutive wins in the Leadville Trail 100 MTB mountain bike race, between 2003 and 2008, where he even bested Tour de France riders Floyd Landis and Lance Armstrong. But even before that Dave was inducted to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 2000 after he helped define professional mountain bike racing in the late 1900’s!
Today, Dave is focusing his efforts on mountain bike trail advocacy, something he has always been passionate about, as the new Executive Director of IMBA the International Mountain Bike Association.
Previous to working for IMBA Dave was also the founder and executive director of Gunnison Trails, and race director for the Gunnison Growler. I had a great time at the 2018 Sea Otter Classic hearing why mountain bikes matter to Dave and I hope you do too!
This interview was recorded Live from the Buddy Pegs Media booth at the 2018 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey CA.
We built this interview series from the title of our newest children’s picture book Taking The Lead that follows our animal characters along a journey to open a local bike shop and inspire their town to ride. We hope you enjoy these personal stories from bike industry executives, non-profit leaders, pro athletes, and families just like yours who are celebrating kids on bikes and inspiring families to get off the couch... and out for a ride.
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