Hi! My name is Ariana Milelli. I am finishing up my senior year of high school at San Ramon Valley, located in Danville, California. I started cycling my sophomore year to cross-train and soon fell in love with the sport. The mountain biking community also drew me into this sport. I started racing more competitively my junior year and have taken off since then. During quarantine, I found new ways to stay motivated and push myself. One of my highlights was completing a half Everest (Diablo Summit x5) and raised money for COVID relief. I’m always striving to get more girls on bikes and involved in cycling. One of my favorite local spots to ride at is Pleasanton Ridge, a great mix of gravel, XC, and enduro trails.
I recently got selected to be a part of the Olympic Development Academy to get my racing and training to the next level for XC mountain biking. Through this Academy, I hope to train and compete at the next level and receive some of the Nation’s best coachings. With the Academy’s resources, I have goals set for making the National Team and racing at the Olympics.
My commitment and passion for this sport are something I want to share with everybody. I am so grateful to have an enormous amount of support from my community, like my club team, San Ramon Valley Mountain Biking Club, which got me started in this journey. So excited to see what the future holds for my journey!