Two-time U.S. Olympian (2012 & 2016), Lea Davison has solidified a place among the best in the world. A Vermont resident, Lea is very active beyond her racing and in 2007 founded the Little Bellas mountain bike organization with the goal to help young women reach their fullest potential on and off the bike. She travels with her own jug of Vermont Maple Syrup and drives a Subaru with VT sticker on it.
My proudest moment is when I came back from hip surgery in 2014 and got my first World Championship medal in the same season. It took an enormous amount of hard work and belief, and that was an incredible, unexpected reward.
I founded a nonprofit with my sister, Sabra Davison, and Angela Irvine called Little Bellas. It’s an all girls, mentoring on mountain bikes progam that we started in 2007. I spend a lot of time with the Little Bellas when I’m not training or racing. I also love anything to do with skiing, cross-country skiing, back country skiing, and downhill skiing. I love snow.