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Who are the Velo Bella Downhillers?

We are a commited group of four women who love to race big bikes down steep rocky nasty terrain. We love what we do and have a great time doing it whether it be racing Nationals, or riding and cheering along side a future DH Bella in a kid’s race.

We are racers, doctors, city planners, web designers, communications specialists, technology developers, wives, and daughters.

We want every woman to know that there’s no age limit, no such thing as “settling down”, and that every day women in main-stream society are underneath all that padding and gear. We believe to have found the fountain of youth and that a girl doesn’t quit riding because she gets old, a girl gets old because she quits riding.

2008 Team Roster

Allie (Allegra) Burch (Patterson, NY)
Kimber Gabryszak (Park City, UT)
Sara Johnson (Portland, OR)
Connie Misket (Salt Lake City, UT)

Team Manager: Alex Burgess


Items in bold denote podium appearances

Double Down Ho Down 3/27-3/28 Spokane DH 1st
Hornings Hustle 4/5 Portland XC
Sea Otter Classic 4/16-19 Monterey, CA DH 22nd
Bear Springs Trap 4/25 Mt. Hood OR STXC
Bear Springs Trap 4/26 Mt. Hood OR XC
Fluid Ride Cup #2 5/3 Port Angeles WA DH
Diablo Wide Open 5/2-3 Vernon, NJ DH n/a
Massanutten Yee-Ha 5/9 McGaheysville, VA DH 1st
Cascade Chainbreaker 5/10 Bend OR XC
Diablo Series #1 5/17 Vernon, NJ DH 1st
US Open 5/22-24 Vernon, NJ DH 15th
Angel Fire Chile Challenge 5/22-24 Angel Fire, NM DH/SD DH: 6th, SD: 2nd
Falls City Fat tire 5/30 Falls City OR XC
Falls City Fat tire 5/31 Falls City OR DH
Little Red Riding Hood Century 6/6 Salt Lake City, UT RD century done!
Wolf Mountain 6/19-20 Wolf Mountain, UT DH 2nd
Fluid Ride Cup #3 6/28 Mt. Hood OR DH
Boyne Downhill 7/11-12 Boyne Falls, MI DH
Fluid Ride Cup #4 7/12 Mt. Hood OR DH
National Championships 7/16-19 Sol Vista, CO SD 11th
National Championships 7/16-19 Sol Vista, CO DH 12th
Cascade Cream Puff 100
7/21 West Fir OR Enduro
UCI World Cup 7/25-26 Mont-Sainte-Anne, CA DH 29th, 31st
Willamette Pass 7/26 Willamette Pass OR DH
UCI World Cup 8/1-2 Bromont, CA DH 27th, 29th
Blast the Mass 8/7-9 Snowmass, CO SD 2nd
Flyin’Brian 8/14-16 Brian Head, UT SD 2nd
Windham Mtn 8/15-16 Windham, NY DH
Diablo Series #3 8/22-23 Vernon, NJ DH
Fluid Ride Cup #5 8/23 Port Angeles WA DH
Whiteface 5K DH 8/30 Lake Placid, NY DH
Wolf Mtn 6-hour Enduro 9/4-7 Wolf Mountain, UT 6hr DH  2nd
Diablo Series #4 9/12-13 Vernon, NJ DH
Fluid Ride Cup #6 9/27 Mt. Hood OR DH
Diablo Series #5 10/17-18 Vernon, NJ DH
Moab Ho-Down 10/31 Moab, UT DH  DNS – injury


Date Event Location Results
Mar 15-16 Keyesville Classic Keyesville, CA DH: 1st
April 17-20 Sea Otter Classic Monterey, CA DH: 20th, 29th, 31st
SS XC: 5th, 7th
May 3-4 Spring Thaw Ashland, OR DH: 4th
May 20-21 Chile Challenge Angel Fire, NM DH: 13th, 15th, 16th
SD: 4th
June 1 Bountiful Bomber Bountiful, UT DH: 2nd, 3rd
June 28-29 NMBS #4 Park City, Utah SD: 3rd
June 28-29 Diablo Domination #2 Vernon, NJ DH: 1st
July 3-4 Gravity East Series #3 Plattekill, NY DH: 2nd
July 5-6 WY State Championships White Pine, WY DH: 1st
SD: 2nd
July 12-13 NMBS #5 Windham, NY DH: 4th
July 17-20 US National Championships West Dover, VT DH: 5th
SD: 11th, 15th
Aug 2 Willamette Pass DH Oakridge, OR DH: 1st
Aug 17 Willamette Pass DH Oakridge, OR DH: 1st :: OR State Champion
Aug 23-24 Jeep King of the Mountain Dual Slalom #1 Vernon, NJ DS: 6th
Aug 30 Sundance Showdown Sundance, UT SD: 2nd
Aug 31 Whiteface 5k Downhill Lake Placid, NY DH: 3rd
Sept 13 Ski Bowl Mt. Hood, OR tbd
Sept 20-21 Jeep King of the Mountain Dual Slalom #2 Park City, UT DS: 6th