My name is Nicky DiNapoli and I am a mountain bike racer from Northern California. I have grown up racing Off Road Moto on the regional and national level but soon found my passion for bicycles about two years ago. By living right in the middle of the Santa Cruz Mountains, this has provided me with the perfect area to evolve and grow as a rider. During 2012 and Winter/Spring of this year I was a part of our local high school mountain bike team where we competed in the NorCal High School Mountain Bike Series. These demanding XC races with 50-80+ riders were a great experience with the intensity and strength needed to do well. I feel with my background in moto and constantly watching and learning from better riders, I have progressed quite quickly with my style and speed.
-2012 NorCal High School XC Series: 13th in JV Boys (out of 59)
-2013 Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival: 1st in Pump Track, 1st in Short Track XC
-2013 Sea Otter Classic Downhill: 7th in Cat 2 (19-21) out of 39. First national event and first time racing Cat 2 (intermediate).
-2013 NorCal High School XC Series: 22nd in JV Boys (out of 91)
-2013 Northstar DH Series: 5th in Cat 2 (18-29)
For 2014, I look forward to expanding my racing with downhill and traveling to different venues such as the West Coast ProGRT events, NW Cups in Oregon/Washington, Southridge USA in Fontana, CA, and Sea Otter Classic. My goal is to keep growing my skill in downhill and using XC riding and local XC racing to stay in top shape. I know I will be fighting for podium results in Cat 2/Sport and my ultimate goal is to race Cat 1/Expert and do well.