My name is Gideon Bender. I'm 16 years old and am from Duvall, Washington. Riding my bike and racing has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. My Dad raced bikes for a long time and is the reason I started racing. I started out racing BMX at age 5 and also raced cyclocross and cross county for a long time. Once I started racing enduro and downhill, I realized they were the best. I've raced downhill and enduro for 3 years now and am really enjoying it. This year is my second year racing Jr X and I will be traveling around trying to make the most of the year. I'm very excited for the upcoming year; it's going to be a good one!!!
DISCIPLINES / RIDING OR RACING FOCUSDownhill and Enduro
KONAS IN YOUR QUIVERSupreme Operator and Process 153
DATE OF BIRTH07/03/2001
RIDING WITH KONA SINCE2012
PERSONAL TOUCHES ON YOUR BIKES
I don't really have any personal touches on the bike. Just dial the bike in and forget about it but love a quiet bike.
Listen to music and try to chill.
FAVORITE PLACE TO RIDE
Anywhere that goes downhill more than 2 minutes.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
Born ' n raised in Duvall Washington.
GOALS FOR THE 2018 SEASON
I want to compete in a World Cup race and podium at Nationals. I also want to win some of the local enduro and DH races here in Northwest.
THREE THINGS WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU
I love fruit, salad and sushi.
I crashed a driver's ed car
I hate spiders and snakes.
FAVORITE MOMENT OF 2017
Doing chill laps with the boys at Whistler during Crankworx.
THIS OR THAT?
NETFLIX OR YOUTUBE?
Netflix. Funnier videos.
FLIP-FLOPS / SANDALS?
Sandals. They are just so comfy.
LAUNDRY OR DISHES?
Dishes. All the slimy food in the dish strainer.
WOULD YOU RATHER BECOME A NINJA OR A PIRATE?
Ninja. Get to karate chop people in the face, which would be pretty sick.
PHONE CALL OR TEXT?
Text. Easier to ask quick questions about something.