About The Bean

Sabina is a college student at Fort Lewis College (she likes to refer to it as Harvard on the Hill) and wants to make a career out of bike racing.  She grew up in Durango, CO and has been ripping up the trails since she was a small child. 

Sabina has competed in a variety of races – including 24 Hours of Moab, Tour of the Gila, Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, and many races in the NORBA Nationals series and the Mountain State Cup Series.  She recently won the Colorado Cyclocross State Championship, held in Durango.  This past season, she went to Collegiate MTB (mountain bike) Nationals with the Fort Lewis Cycling Team, where they all kicked some ass by winning the National Title!  Sabina took 2nd place in the Women’s Omnium, and also took 3rd place in her only second mountain cross race ever.  After competing in all four events (mountain cross, cross country, downhill, and short track) Sabina decided that she loves gravity racing almost as much as she loves mountain biking.

Last year, Sabina hung up the bike and went to live on a plant nursery in Costa Rica with a low class Spanish-speaking family.  She had quite an interesting and enriching experience, and spent her senior year of high school going to a public Costa Rican school where she learned about farming, agriculture and picked up the Spanish language.  She came back with an appreciation of the wonderful opportunities that we have here in the US compared to most of the world. 

As for now, our future MTB world champion is in the process of moving out of her parent’s garage and getting stoked for next season.  She is planning to get a degree in Exercise Science from Fort Lewis, and hopes to travel the world through her bike racing.