By the Ablis CBD Team
“My first ride was in 1998,” said professional mountain biker and business owner Kyle Jameson. “The feeling of flying through the trees was an overwhelming feeling of happiness.”
This first mountain bike ride happened in 5th grade, while Kyle was living in California. Now, he’s 32, and has since turned his childhood passion into a full-blown career.
Kyle is one of the mountain biking scene’s most notable bikers and filmmakers. He’s not only competed in the Red Bull Rampage (where he qualified twice), but he’s also traveled the globe to film bike riding and has hosted successful events for biking enthusiasts like himself.
During an interview with Outside TV in 2011, Kyle mentioned that he liked “to make [his] own way down the mountain”, which he’s done in both mountain biking and his own business.
He owns an excavation and trail building company, where he’s been building trails for over ten years. Once he learned how to find his own flow down different mountains, he chose to share his skills—and love of the sport—by uncovering the best mountain biking routes and building out parts of the trail system where it’s needed.
“I figured that it was time to grow up and start my own business,” said Kyle with a laugh. “I wasn’t interested in all the traveling that trail building had in store, so I felt the need to branch out and do general excavation.”
Kyle also says that excavating trails gives him and his team the ability to pick and choose their mountain bike builds. They have several new builds on the horizon, for which Kyle is grateful.
Many hours in his week are focused on his business, but Kyle also makes sure he saves time for things that give life its fun and flavor: mountain biking and spending time with his family.
Along with being a business owner and a pro mountain biker, Kyle is also a new dad. His daughter may not know it yet, but it’s only a matter of time before he introduces her to the sport he’s loved since that first bike ride in 1998.
“The feeling of flying through the forest on two wheels will never get old,” said Kyle.
The 32-year-old dad is still shredding down mountains—and recently partnered with Ablis CBD to create a one-of-a-kind helmet.
“I love all the products Ablis has,” he said. “The company is run by riders for riders. I’m a big fan and believe that the team at Ablis knows how to produce a great product.”
Not only will the Ablis CBD helmet keep Kyle looking cool, but it will also keep him safe from any unexpected injuries. In the past, he’s experienced a heart-pounding moment where the words “you’ll never bike again” rang in his ears.
Despite the doctor’s grim verdict, after Kyle broke his wrist while riding his bike, he “willed [his] way back”. Hearing that his dream was over didn’t stop him from setting a goal and working to achieve it.
Right now, Kyle’s using the same mentality to work through an ACL tear that forced him to set down his bike for about six months. As he returns to two wheels, Kyle says he won’t let this injury at his “young old age” dissuade him. He’s going to continue pushing forward in recovery until he can hit up his favorite trail in Bend again.
Give it a few months, then keep an eye out for a blur flying down Tyler’s Traverse in an Ablis CBD helmet. It’s probably Kyle Jameson.