Meet Ali Zimmer- Vermonter, Mother, and Pro Mountain Biker

Mountain Bike Vermont is proud to introduce you to Alison Zimmer. She’s an MTBVT Rider Affiliate and one of the nicest people we know; oh, and did we mention that she absolutely shreds on a bike? Ali competes in both DH and Enduro in the Pro women’s category at local, regional, and national level events. We’ll be keeping you in the loop on her results and goals for the season, and will soon have a full profile up. If you run into her on the trails or at the races be sure to give her a high-five!

Ali taking the win at Highland Mountain Bike Park’s 2012 “Battle of Hellion”

Enduro World Series Fundraising Campaign
As a regular challenger for podium spots (including the top step) in regional and national events, she’s aiming compete with the world’s best at the American round of the Enduro World Series at the Colorado Freeride Festival in July. Let’s get behind Ali and help her reach her goal of competing at the top level of Enduro racing! Learn all about how you can support her, and the tasty and invaluable rewards you can get from contributing to her IndieGoGo fundraising campaign.

Contribute to Ali’s fundraising campaign here >>

Riding with Ali from cailey cron on Vimeo.

Race report: Mountain Creek Pro GRT DH and Super D
Mountain Creek Spring Classic Weekend has been on my mind for the past year. I went for Redmeption to compete in my first ProGRT DH race that was denied last year due to an off course accident that left me with fractures in both arms. This year they added a Super D race, which gave me the opportunity to put my new Xprezo Super D to the test, and try a new kind of racing. The Super D event was on Saturday, a mass start for a 6 mile course, primarily DH, with 4 small climbs and some flat sprints. The bike was perfect and it was a fun and enjoyable event. The Pro womens field was small, and taking the win went smoothly.

The DH course was very similar to last year, super fun, with the addition of a 38 foot step down at the end of the course. Rain on Saturday night and drizzle all day Sunday made it interesting, however the course and scene kept me stoked and my second place finish on my old Scott Gambler with a single crown fork had me smiling. A double podium weekend and bringing home $ is just the momentum needed for a killer season!
-Ali

Air n’ gnar at the Mt. Creek Spring Classic. Photos: Dwight Gies

Race report: Plattekill Super D
Well, Plattekill was interesting, rain, snow, sleet, and bone chilling wind! Super fun Super D course and an easy win and good training. I didn’t end up staying for the DH, which looked like a great course, albeit super gnarly with deep mud, wet rocks and roots!
-Ali

Jester train, Photo: Berne Broudy

Be sure to give Ali’s additional sponsors a look too:
Xprezo Bicycles
Five Ten
Champlain Valley Apiary
Vermont Peanut Butter Company
Shine Riders Co.

The best way to finish a ride in the Green Mountains, Photo: Berne Broudy

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