At an early age I found much of passion and satisfaction from riding my mountain bike around my home town and all over the beautiful landscapes of Israel with my dad and my brother. Growing up in the city of Netanya, riding my bike gave me independence and a positive way to “unleash” my endless energies. Climbing, jumping, turning, hopping, crashing and sprinting – I always found a new thrill while riding my mountain bike in the woods. As a nature boy, mountain biking gave me endless opportunities for
my endless energies as a young kid.
When I first found about mountain bike racing I was thrilled to try it out and registered to the next race coming up. With no experience and training, I won the cadets age category! Since then I trained and raced under Tel Aviv Cycling Club. As years progressed and I have gathered national titles from Junior to Elite category, I moved up to the north of Israel and under Spider Cycling Club of Misgav.
The season of 2008 was a big transformation for me, as I made a big breakthrough as an Israeli in the international level. I finished 15th in the Under23 World Championships in Italy and 21th in the European Championships in Germany. At the same year I have also established my second home – in Durango, Colorado, where I’m still studying for my undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at Fort Lewis College – the number one leading USA College in cycling. Combining higher academics and racing bikes is a big dream come true for me!
After my first year in college, I was scouted by the professional American Jamis Mountain Bike Team. I joined their crew in 2009 and racing the American series since then, putting my mark with top 10 performances in the American national level. Looking ahead I want to hit the podiums in the American series and progress to world cups and championships.