Jul 2, 2022 - News

Colorado pro Sam Soriano redefines freeriding

Sam Soriano riding in "Esperanto." Photo courtesy of TGR

Sam Soriano is part of a new wave of women who are redefining mountain biking.

  • The 21-year-old from Littleton, who rides in Winter Park, is featured in Teton Gravity Research's new film "Esperanto."

What to know: In the film, Soriano β€” a former World Cup racer who broke her back in March 2021 β€” helps guide 11-year-old Sophie Gregory through Virgin, Utah, which offers some of the most difficult and dangerous terrain for biking.

What she's saying: "Freeride … is primarily a male-dominated discipline of biking," Soriano told us in a recent interview. "Right now all the females are pioneering. We are rewriting what was previously written."

Meet her: To get to know Soriano, we asked her a few questions about Colorado and biking.

πŸ“± Favorite app: Instagram. (Follow her here.)

β›° Favorite place in Colorado: Winter Park for the views. And "I like the smell of the air up there, it just smells different."

🎧 Favorite podcast: "The Bomb Hole," a snowboarding podcast.

πŸ“• Reading list: She just finished "Stillness is the Key."

🎡 On rotation: Right now, '90s hip hop and R&B.

πŸ“Ί Streaming: "Stranger Things" season 4.

🚲 Favorite places to ride in Colorado: Trestle Bike Park at Winter Park, Valmont Bike Park and White Ranch.


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