Eric Porter found his love for the sport exploring his local trails as a kid in Louisville, Kentucky. As a teenager, Eric got his first job at the local bike shop. From there on out it was 24/7 eat, sleep, breath the cycling life. Beginning with a brief dabble in XC racing, Eric’s career took off in a hurry. Eric graduated college in 2001, the same year he won both the National Downhill and Slalom Championships, launching his professional career. He has won mountain bike and freeride competitions all over the world. These days, Eric pushes himself in the adventure riding world, checking out seldom traveled places by bike and inspiring people to get out and explore. Of course, he still backflips and tail whips through his backyard jumps when he’s not on the road!