Harriet Burbidge-Smith is quickly making inroads into the upper echelons of mtb-freeride. The Australian ex-BMX pro quickly made an impact at Crankworx events. Now she’s moving on to join Red Bull Formation when the freeride session lands in Utah in 2022.
Watching her riding in the latest installment of Red Bull’s Sound of Speed, it’s easy to see why. Burbidge-Smith effortlessly mixes speed with incredibly style and tricks on the bike.
Red Bull: Sound of Speed with Harriet Burbidge-Smith
When it comes to ones to watch, few riders out there are as exciting as eight-time Australian BMX Champion and two-time amateur BMX World Champ winner Harriet Burbidge-Smith. At 25, she’s a double threat, having excelled in BMX racing before making the switch to mountain bike, which she says offers her more creativity, freedom and opportunities to stay stoked on her sport.
What’s more, Burbidge-Smith is a die-hard ambassador for women and girls in biking, running female-only training camps and never missing an opportunity to uplift her fellow female riders who are bringing the gnar. This May she joins the third edition of Red Bull Formation, as she makes the trip to the deserts of Utah for a week-long women’s freeride event.