Santa Cruz, CA


Kiran MacKinnon is a professional downhill mountain bike racer from Santa Cruz, CA. Kiran started mountain biking in 2009 when he was introduced to the sport of downhill through a friend from school. He instantly developed a love for it and in 2011, Kiran committed to his first year on the U.S. national downhill circuit. This year was very successful for him, as he was able to get on the podium at every Junior Expert Pro Gravity Tour event he entered. He was also selected to race at the Downhill World Championships as a member of the U.S. National Junior Team in Champery, Switzerland. Since then, Kiran has been a familiar name in the U.S. National downhill series, and has been a multi-time selection for the Elite U.S. World Championship downhill team.


  • UCI World Cup DH – Mont Sainte Anne – 27th place
  • 2015 USA Cycling Pro GRT series overall – 2nd place
  • 2015, 2016 Sea Otter Classic DH – 5th place

2017 Goals

  • Spend more time in an optimistic/positive mindset
  • Become a more well-rounded person
  • Worry less
  • Have more fun

Fun Fact

My day job is product development at Santa Cruz Bicycles.

Favorite GU Product


Nutrition Tips

Peanut Butter and Jet Blackberry flavored Energy Gels Between sliced bread 😉