Kerstin Holster

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Biker Babe

Kerstin can usually be seen in a flannel with black converse high tops and wild long brown hair with mud splattered on her face. She'll probably also be wearing a big smile and talking about how stupid-fun bikes are.

What are your three most prized accomplishments?

2016: 2nd Overall NW Cup Pro Women; 2017: Currently 2nd Overall; NW Cup Pro Women; 2017: Being apart of the Sweetlines JR Racing Development team, as a mentor to "Rippin" Riley.

What are your three favorite things to do?

Riding bikes with friends, eating some kind of chocolate (hopefully s'mores) and camping out with a bonfire.

Where are your three favorite places to be?

The mountains, a nice lake and home with my spazstastic cat.

What is your greatest passion?

Racing downhill bikes.

What keeps your passion alive?

How it continues to be the most freeing experience I have ever felt.

What is one thing that people don't know about you, but should?

I am an absolute dork and will pretty much laugh at any corny joke.

What is your wildest adventure?

Dirt biking in the Mojave desert, getting lost, almost running out of gas, just to find camp over the next hill climb.

If you could go anywhere and do anything, what would it be?

I would go race the Crankworx and World Cup circuit! I love traveling but never really have the means to do so. Racing the circuits would help me travel, explore and do what I love to do riding bikes.

What is your personal definition of feminism?

My personal definition is women having the choice to be what they want to be and to have the choice to do what they want to do in an empowering way.

What do you find valuable in being a woman in the adventure/outdoor industry?

I value being a woman in the outdoor industry because I (hopefully) inspire young girls to follow their passions. Whatever that passion may be!

Who is another woman who inspires you?

I have so many inspirations it's hard to say... I guess overall Casey Brown and Britney White inspire me on so many levels - both are genuine badasses. Throughout my riding career, I've always wanted to be as fast and stylish as both of these ladies. 

In the coming years, where would you like to see women in sports/adventure/outdoors?

I would like to see more women CEO's of outdoor sports companies, more female marketing directors putting out meaningful marketing, rather than lazy marketing. I would like to see deeper support to women racers who have shown they have what it takes to be at the top level. Deeper support to women like Britney White to do super empowering video projects. I would like to see less model ambassadors and more paid professional sports ambassadors.