SMBA FUNdraiser Celebrity Bios

This years SMBA Fun Day FUNdraiser offers riding food and entertainment for the whole family! The day will start with the Celebrity Ride featuring some of the best local athletes of our time. Take a ride with Heather Irmiger, Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski, Joey Schusler, Ian MacGregor, Deidre York, and Brian Buell.


Heather worked her way into a professional mountain bike career, while holding a position as a researcher at the University of Colorado, where she earned her Master’s in Integrative Physiology. She has grown into a multiple U.S. National Champion and full-time international competitor. Some of her accomplishments include a World Championships Single Speed title, multiple Pan American medals, top 10 World Cup finishes and a 6th place finish at the 2010 UCI World Championships. Heather is one of the most diverse and talented athletes of her time. Learn more about heather

Jeremy is from Boulder, CO. He has 20 years of MTB racing experience including 15 seasons as a professional. He was a 2004 Olympian, multiple time U.S. National Champion and World Cup podium finisher.
His academic accomplishments include graduating with high honors from the College of Engineering at CU Boulder. He also earned an undergraduate research award in Applied Mathematics department. Jeremy is a leader both on and off the bike. Learn more about Jeremy
Through SMBA Joey began racing Downhill competitively. He raced the World Cup Circuit, attended 3 world championships, and won 6 National Championships for the University of Colorado. He now works at Yeti Cycles and races enduro professionally, where last season he placed 6th at the Winter Park Enduro World Series. Learn more about Joey
 Ian won back-to-back Under-23 Road Cycling Championships and raced professionally for five years before retiring due to Iliac Artery Endofibrosis. Along with Timmy Duggan, Ian founded the Just Go Harder foundation, a non-profit organization that creates scholarships that give kids an opportunity to get involved and find mentors in the extraordinary sports of cycling and skiing. Ian has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines, and is currently the CEO of Skratch Labs. Learn more about Ian

Deidre started riding mountain bikes when she was just 8 years old. She quickly moved to the top of the ranks through the junior system, earning spots on the US National Team as both a junior and U23. She has traveled to Austria and Italy to compete in the World Championships. She has now been racing professionally for the last 5 years.

Growing up in the mountains, above Boulder, Brian was introduced early and proceeded to ride with family and friends throughout his upbringing. He got serious about riding once he discovered downhill racing. He spent a few years figuring that out, and now he will be competing in his 8th season professionally. Learn more about Brian