Brian Lopes

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Brian Lopes
Lopes at the World Championships in Fort William
Personal information
Full name Brian Thomas Lopes
Nickname Flyin' Brian
Born (1971-09-06) September 6, 1971 (age 44)
Mission Viejo, California, United States of America
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg)
Team information
Current team Intense/Maxxis/Pearl Izumi/Lazer/X Fusion
Discipline MTB–Four-cross, Dual Slalom, Enduro, Downhill
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
Major wins
United States Norba National Championship (9 Wins)
UCI World Cup (6 Wins)
UCI World Championship (4 wins)
Infobox last updated on
June 26, 2007

Brian Thomas Lopes (born September 6, 1971, in Mission Viejo, California) is a professional mountain bike racer who specializes in four-cross. Lopes started riding BMX in his childhood and turned professional at seventeen years old.[1]

He started mountain biking in 1993 and has since won a total of 18 titles – 9 NORBA National Championships, 6 UCI World Cup wins and 4 UCI World Championship titles.[2] Lopes has also held world records in bunny hopping, in terms of both distance and height.[1]

He was nominated in 2001 for an ESPY "Action sport Athlete of the Year"[3] and won two NEA (World Extreme Sports Award) for "Mountain Biker of the Year" in 2000 & 2001.[4] Lopes has also co-written a book, Mastering Mountain Bike Skills with Lee McCormack. Lopes has also been featured in a videogame; Downhill Domination on the Sony PlayStation 2.

Lopes is currently sponsored by Intense Cycles, Oakley, Lazer, X-Fusion, SRAM, Kenda, Novatec Wheels, WTB, ODI, Magura, Pearl Izumi, Go Pro, HT, KS, Chris King & MRP.[4]

On April 13, 2012, Lopes won the first race of the new cross-country eliminator World Cup series in Houffalize, Belgium. You can follow him on twitter handle @brianlopes & Instagram BrianLopes


  1. ^ a b Lopes/McCormack, "Mastering Mountain Bike Skills", page 195, ISBN 0-7360-5624-6
  2. ^ Brian Lopes
  3. ^ Lopes/McCormack, "Mastering Mountain Bike Skills", page 196, ISBN 0-7360-5624-6
  4. ^ a b Brian Lopes

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