Six-Time Leadville 100 Champ & IMBA Executive Director, Dave Wiens (Ep.4)


  • Dave’s background in adventure sports (1:58)
  • Extreme skiing & meeting Doug Coombs (12:00)
  • The early days of mountain biking (14:55)
  • Competing with Ned Overend, Mike Kloser, & John Tomac (16:20)
  • Founding Gunnison Trails (23:43)
  • Leadville 100 — and winning it 6 times in a row (31:10)
  • Leadville 2007: racing Floyd Landis (35:45)
  • Leadville 2008: racing Lance Armstrong (39:19)
  • Dave’s take on the current state of mtn biking (46:52)
  • Update on IMBA’s current agenda & project (55:02)
  • What should mtn bikers be doing to protect trails? (1:06:13)

From skiing with Doug Coombs to participating in the early days of mountain biking to winning the Leadville 100 six times in a row — while beating Floyd Landis and Lance Armstrong along the way — to being a longtime trail builder and advocate to currently serving as the executive director of the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), Dave Wiens is carving out one very remarkable life. So we talk about all of it here, and also get a fresh update from Dave on IMBA’s agenda and plans.

IMBA director, Dave Wiens, talks with Jonathan Ellsworth on Blister's Bikes & Big Ideas podcast
Dave Wiens racing the Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race. (photo by John Hanson)

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