“Life feels best to me when I’m totally in the moment, where my sense of self and time melt away. The flow state— that’s what I am after, and the bike is my tool to get there.” —Jimmy Smith
Professional Mountain Biker
Where do you live now? What do you like most about where you live?
I currently live in Boulder, Colorado, where the access to all styles of riding is unbeatable.
When did you start mountain biking? What got you into it?
After riding freestyle BMX for years, I bought my first mountain bike in 2016 during my junior year of college and really didn't know much about the sport at all until then. I've been fully committed since.
What is your favorite place to mountain bike?
Anywhere the dirt is good with a big crew!
What’s a fun fact most people don’t know about you?
Video games are my guilty pleasure.
When you’re not doing riding, what are you up to?
Pulling shots of espresso, being terrible at golf and hopefully getting out for an annual surf trip.
What’s your favorite snack to enjoy while riding?
A slice of pizza and a Red Bull from a gas station in the middle of nowhere whilst super bonked on a long ride.
What’s one piece of advice you have for someone looking to get into mountain biking at a deeper level?
Just keep taking that next step and you really cannot imagine where things will take you.
Follow Jimmy on Instagram at @its_jimmy.