Damon Iwanaga

mtb

Damon is a freeride mountain biker currently living in Incline Village, NV. Growing up in the California Central Valley, his path to pro mountain biking began on the motocross track like many of his colleagues. Damon first saddled up on a motorcycle at the ripe old age of 4 and was ripping around the motocross track by age 8. His focus remained on motocross through high school until he moved to Truckee, CA, to be closer to beautiful Lake Tahoe. With hundreds of miles of mountain bike trails just out his backdoor, Damon submersed himself in the local mountain bike scene. The skillset he developed on the motorcycle transferred well to the bike, and it wasn't long before Damon was competing in the regional race series. Soon after, he was invited to the Santa Cruz Fest Series Stop, CruzFest, which cemented his transition into professional mountain biking. 

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Professional Accomplishments

2023 Cam Zink Invitational Invitee
2021 Proving Ground Invitee
2018 Best Whip Honorable Mention - Crankworx Whip Off
2017 King of Biggest Little Fest - Biggest Little Fest
2017 King of Black Sage - Black Sage
2016 Best Whip - Loose Fest
2016 - 2018 Fest Series Invitee

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Passion Project

Damon volunteers his time to the mountain bike community through coaching, trail building, and fundraising within his local community. Damon attends multiple sessions at the Mile Post Thirty-Five Mountain Bike Camp each summer, coaching young mountain bikers and bringing the stoke to each camper week. He builds trails with Sensus RAD trails and donates his time to his local bike park in Incline Village through fundraising, maintenance, and graphic design. 

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