Kimber Gabryszak

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Race Category:
Downhill/Super D/Dual Slalom/4x : Pro
XC/Singlespeed: Bg
Road: Cat 4

Since joining the Velobellas in 2007, it’s been the best experience! They are a troop of fabulous women from all walks of life, and it’s a joy to ride with them.

I grew up in Alaska, but now my significant other and I are lucky enough to live in Park City, UT, where the riding is both varied and plentiful, and which is only a 4 hour drive from other biking meccas such as Moab and Fruita (yes, we’re frequent visitors).

Downhill: Kona Stab, outfitted head to toe with SRAM! Such a sweet bike, it’s like a powder day on skis every time I ride it!
4x/Dual Slalom: Astrix Union
Super D: Kona Dawg, upgraded to a Rockshox Pike fork which is BEAUtiful!
Pedalling/cross-training: Surly 1×1, fully rigid singlespeed
Road: I’m loathe to admit I ride in spandex, but road riding is actually fun! An ancient Trek, 12 speed, steel beast in 1970s orange that I love.



May 22-25 – Chile Challenge, Angel Fire NM (MSC series)

June 6th – Little Red Riding Hood road century, UT (Fundraiser)

June 7th – Bountiful Bomber, Bountiful UT (Go-Ride series)

June 19-21 – Wildflower Rush, Crested Butte CO (MSC series)

July 11-13 – White Pine DH, Wyoming (Go-Ride series)

July 16-19 – National Championships, Sol Vista CO

Aug 1-2 – Pomerelle Pounder, Idaho (Go-Ride series)

Aug 7-9 – Blast the Mass, Snowmass CO, (MSC series)

Aug 14-16 – Flyin’ Brian, Brian Head UT (Go-Ride series)

Sept 4-7 – MSC Finals, Sol Vista CO (MSC Series)
October 31-31 – Moab Ho-Down

2007 - First season as a Pro, and spent most of the season broken (rotator cuff). But, had a 3rd place finish at the Brian Head Go-Ride Downhill.

2006 - 3rd overall Expert Women 19-29 class; 1st Snowmass Nationals Expert DH

Best crashes/injuries
I’m just going to say….too many, but I usually bounce back quickly! The more serious include the rotator cuff last year, broken wrist & arm this year, and a punctured lung, eek.

How I support my bike habit
Full-time County Planner for Summit County
Part-time at a bike shop (I love encouraging the women that come in, showing them that they can be good riders and still be girly, and that riding isn’t just for their boyfriends/husbands).
Selling body parts. (Ok, ok, I’m kidding about the last part.)

Other sport
Skeleton (like bobsled and luge, but going down the track headfirst). As of summer 2008, I’m nationally ranked 9th. It’s a great winter sport, and if you come to Park City, you can try it too!


Sea Otter – DH: 29th, SS XC: 5th

Chili Challenge – DH: 16th
Bountiful Bomber – DH: 3rd

US National Championships – SD: 15th
DH: 15th

Sundance Showdown – DH: 2nd
SD: 2nd