Bellingham, Washington | www.jillkintner.com
|Primary Discipline(s)||Mountain Biking|
|Bucket List Race||Transcascadia|
|Post-Race Drink||Pickybar's Proatmilk recovery drink|
|Off-Day Activity||Walking/ Pickleball/ drawing|
Jill Kintner is one of the most accomplished female athletes on two wheels. Paired with her work ethic and creativity, she has prevailed in 6 cycling disciplines. Starting with BMX and turning pro by age 14, Jill set herself apart at the highest level and then made a lateral shift at age 21 into mountain biking. Competing in the Mtb disciplines of 4-Cross, Slalom, then Downhill, Pumptrack, and Enduro, her career highlights could stand alone in any one discipline. Still, Jill has risen to the top in all that she has entered. From a BMX Bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic games, three consecutive UCI 4X Mountain Bike World Championships, 15 World Cup wins, 5 Crankworx World titles, Downhill World Cup podiums, Slalom dominance, Pumptrack World titles, EWS Enduro stage wins, and an outstanding 25 Elite USA National Championships across them all.
Beyond biking, Jill is also very passionate about design and illustration. She went to school at RIT in New York and CCA in San Francisco to study graphic design but put school on hold to pursue her professional biking dreams. Jill finds an artistic outlet in customizing personal branding and by tapping into creative ideas for other sponsor-related projects. Her critter-filled Red Bull helmet graphics, custom jerseys, coloring posters, enamel pins, and a full-scale van wrap with her illustrations are a few examples of how her light-hearted artistic style compliments her fierce intensity on the bike:). [Check out her art.]
Building a strong foundation around performance goals, media projects, art, and community outreach; Jill's kind nature and athletic ability are a perfect combination to inspire people on 2 wheels.
*IMBA Level 2 Skills Instructor
• Photography/ Video editing
•Pumptrack design/ consulting