The 10 Hottest Female MTB Riders (2024 Updated)

Lisa Lorraine Taylor, BSc, CPT
Published by Lisa Lorraine Taylor, BSc, CPT | Staff Writer
Last updated: March 29, 2024
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It's no secret that mountain biking is one of the most physically demanding sports out there. It takes endurance, strength, and determination to hit the trails and make it to the finish line.

Who are the women who not only conquer the rugged terrains of mountain biking but also manage to look good doing it?

Our team conducted a poll among our readers to create a list of the 10 hottest female MTB riders.

Read on and find out if your favorite female MTB rider make it to the final 10 on our list.

The World’s Hottest Female MTB Riders

10. Rachel Atherton

In 2008, Rachel Atherton won World Cup and took World Championship Gold in a blink. She has won 5 World Champion titles and 6 UCI World Cup titles since 2008.

The only time she was unable to compete at the highest level of the sport was due to an injury, but she bounced back stronger. In 2016, she completed a perfect season and won every World Cup round.

She won a record-setting sixth World Cup overall in 2018 and finished the year with a fifth World Championship, reaffirming her status as the world's finest female downhill mountain biker.

 

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9. Hannah Bergemann

American pro freeride and slopestyle mountain biker, Hannah Bergemann, nurtured her passion for action sports early on in Hood River, Oregon. Initially drawn to freestyle skiing, she later pivoted to MTB.

Regularly competing in freestyle events, Hannah honed her skills and embraced new challenges. Her casual interest in mountain biking intensified during her junior year of high school.

Her father, an MTB enthusiast, encouraged her by giving her his old full-suspension bike.

Hannah emphasizes core strength workouts and sticks to a plant-based diet for sustained energy.

 

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8. Tahnée Seagrave

British mountain biker Tahnée Seagrave, a pro since 2009, won the Junior World Champs and ranked third in the UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup.

At 27, she had to pause her 2020 World Cup run due to a dislocated ankle and broken tibia and fibula. She made a comeback later that year, placing third in a Portugal event and recently at the Les Gets World Cup.

 

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7. Evie Richards

Evie Richards was a hockey player before discovering her love for cycling in 2013. Four years later, she won her first elite category World Cup race in Namur for CX and then finished third in Luxembourg’s U23 World Championships.

More recently, Evie was UK's first (male or female) elite MTB XCO World Champion in 2021. She's currently ranked #4 in the UCI Cross-Country Mountain Bike World Cup standings.

Evie's training routine involves cross-training with running, and she emphasizes hydration and a balanced diet for recovery.

 

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6. Kate Courtney

Hailing from America, Kate Courtney is a 27-year-old world champion. Kate started her mountain bike cross-country career in 2013.

Courtney did her human biology bachelor’s degree at Stanford University. After graduation, she shifted her focus entirely to her career as a professional athlete. In 2017, she officially signed with Redbull.

She was ranked #1 at the 2019 CXO and the 2019 World Cup.

It is clear that Kate Courtney is one of the most attractive MTB riders, and that will likely remain for quite some time.

 

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5. Lokelani McMichael

Lokelani McMichael is a Hawaii-born mountain biker who now calls Squaw Valley her home.

Lokelani is known for her technical skills and her ability to ride in all kinds of terrain. She's a two-time Olympian and has represented the United States at both the Summer and Winter X Games.

Lokelani is currently sponsored by Santa Cruz bikes and Shimano.

4. Niki Gudex

Niki Gudex is the oldest athlete on our list. She is an Australian former professional road racing cyclist and current Mountain Bike Rider.

She was crowned Australian National Champion in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 before retiring from road racing in 2015 to focus on her true passion – mountain biking.

She focuses on endurance training and follows a Mediterranean diet to keep her energy levels optimal.

 

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3. Emily Batty

I saw Emily Batty, a 34-year-old Canadian mountain biker, race in 2010. Her determination and skill are impressive. Starting with casual biking at 10, she's now a multiple title-winning racer.

In 2017, Emily clinched the Canadian championship and placed third at the Mont-Sainte-Anne XCO World Cup. Despite a knee-shattering accident, she sprinted to seventh at the World Championships.

As the 2018 Mountain Bike World Championship bronze medalist, Emily bounced back uniquely, securing consecutive Canadian National Championships in 2018 and 2019.

 

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2. Yana Belomoina

I've followed Ukrainian mountain bike cross-country racer Yana Belomoina's progress closely. Ranked No.2, she consistently impresses. Belomoina progressed from being the first Ukrainian to win a UCI World Cup event to clinch the overall World Cup.

At 29, she discovered mountain biking with a friend and quickly found her passion. Injuries hindered her in 2018 and 2019, impacting her World Cup defense.

Yet, her two third-place finishes at the 2019 Albstadt and Vallnord World Cups, and a third-place at the 2020 European Championships in Switzerland, affirm her as a strong contender in any event.

1. Pauline Ferrand Prévot

Quite understandably, the winner of our list is none other than Pauline Ferrand Prévot, a 30-year-old French professional mountain biker in three different disciplines: cross country, cyclocross, and road racing.

Growing up in a family deeply rooted in biking, Pauline's achievements, including winning multiple disciplines, are a testament to her dedication and love for the sport. Her siblings also participated in mountain biking competitions in France, and her parents maintained a biking school.

In 2022, she became the first rider to ever win the CXC and CXO titles at the World Championships in Les Gets. She then won the UCI MTB Marathon World Championships.

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Lisa Lorraine Taylor, BSc, CPT
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Lisa Lorraine Taylor, BSc, CPT holds a BSc degree in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health and is the owner of Taylor Made Fitness. Her philosophy centers on cutting through the hype and misinformation surrounding dietary supplements, focusing instead on practical, science-backed strategies for health and weight loss.
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