Steve Smith video tribute

A tribute to a life well lived

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Rest in Peach Steve Smith.

Rest in Peach Steve Smith (click to enlarge).

A few days ago, mountain bikers learned of the shocking death of pro downhiller Steve Smith, 26, who was killed in an enduro motorcycle accident Tuesday, May 10. The Vancouver-based Smith was one of Canada’s best pro cyclists, with an impressive collection of titles including the overall win in the downhill World Cup series in 2013.

Watch the tribute video below by Rob Parkin.

Few details are known about the circumstances around his death which occured while Steve was riding a motorcycle in his hometown of Nanaimo, British Columbia. He sustained extensive brain injuries, according to reports, and passed away yesterday afternoon surrounded by friends and family.

Steve easily sported the best facial hair in the mountain bike Pro circuit.

Steve easily sported the best facial hair in the mountain bike Pro circuit (click to enlarge).

Major wins

Canadian DH National Champion
UCI DH World Cup (3 Wins)
UCI DH World Cup overall winner 2013

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  • bryan says:

    Whaaaaaaat?? Oh no, another rider down? What a shame, prayers to family and friends.

  • Matt says:

    Hey guys, Was good friends with Steve and was jw if its ok to use this pic in a video of rap battles to pay tribute to him at the start. Im actually wearing his signed jersey in the battle as well,holla.

  • Matt says:

    Sorry the top photo on this page i mean

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