Gieger in 2011
September 18, 1985 |
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
|Height||5 ft 6 in (168 cm)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg)|
Gieger's parents moved to Puerto Rico from Florida, where they established a surf shop. Gieger began practicing surfing, but she switched to motorcycles when she was 10 years old. She began riding them in the mountains of San Sebastián where crowds gather to practice.
In 2003, Gieger began racing professionally. Gieger won Loretta Lynn AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship titles in 2004, 2006, and 2007. Also in 2007, she became the first female racer ever to compete in the Motocross des Nations. In 2008, Gieger won the first women's supercross event at the X Games XIV.
The following year, a broken wrist prevented Gieger from being among the medalists of the X Games. On March 2010, she joined the Troy Lee Design/Lucas Oil/Honda motocross racing team. After that, she won the silver medal at the women's supercross event at the X Games for two years in a row (2010 and 2011).
- ESPN profile of Tarah Gieger
- Athlete.com profile of Tarah Gieger
- Cooler interview with Tarah Gieger
- etnies sponsor profile of Tarah Gieger
- Piñeiro, Noel (July 27, 2011). "El destino de Tarah Gieger". El Nuevo Día.
- Troy Lee Designs sponsor profile and brief interview of Tarah Gieger
- "Tarah Gieger Joins TLD/Lucas Oil/Honda Team", Motorcycle-USA.com
- Loretta Lynn Amateur National Championship Hall of Fame
- "Tarah Gieger Bio". Motorsports. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
- Ford Women's Enduro X Results
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