Cierra Smith

 is a 17 year-old Downhill/Freeride cyclist from Reno, Nevada.  She was introduced to biking at the age of 7 by her dad, Wil, and began riding at Northstar at Tahoe as much as possible.  Cierra entered her first race at the age of 9 and was hooked. Shortly after, Cierra signed on as the first female rider for the Santa Cruz Syndicate JR Division.  She went on to win her first National Championship jersey soon after.  Cierra was a member of the Santa Cruz Syndicate JR Division for 3 years as well as a member of the Kirt Voreis coached Santa Cruz Allride Academy for the last  2 years. Cierra is currently a member of the  newly formed Specialized Allride Academy led by Kirt Voreis.

Cierra is a 5 time DH National Champion in her age category and proudly supports the United States in it's efforts to obtain a World Cup Championship.

Cierra started racing at an early age and has been exposed to many of the ups and downs of the racing circuit. Cierra is already a seasoned racer and fully aware of all the requirements and hard work needed to be a competitive cyclist.

Cierra is an honor roll student in the 12th grade. She has played competitive soccer and volleyball in the past, and currently is active in strength training classes.  Cierra is a very competitive and dedicated athlete, who displays extreme passion in everything she attempts.  Cierra is a  well respected leader and liked by her friends and fellow athletes.

Future Goals:
Cierra’s goal is to be the best female DH rider in the world, as well an ambassador of the sport of Mountain biking.  She wants to be a positive and influential role model for all girls in the sport of Mountain biking or any other sport.  Cierra's goal is to continue to win National Championships, and someday, the World Cup jersey. 

After high school, Cierra would like to major in Sports rehabilitation or Sports Medicine  while riding in the Pro Circuit and hopes to continue her career within the cycling industry.