An eight-year veteran of professional cycling, Georgia Gould is the reigning USA cross country mountain bike national champion. She enters the 2012 season with renewed energy and motivation. For the coming year Georgia will compete for the Luna Pro Team as she has since 2006 and will race the UCI World Cup mountain bike series as well as select races in the U.S. Her goals for the season are ambitious: she hopes to defend her national mountain bike title; to win a World Cup mountain bike race; to earn a medal at the 2012 MTB World Championships in Austria; and to represent the U.S.A. the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Come fall, Georgia will turn her attention to cyclocross and the 2013 Cyclocross World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky.
Georgia began riding mountain bikes in the summer of 1999 and soon raced at the expert level. In 2004 she moved into the professional ranks, secured a grassroots, regional sponsorship with Team Tamarack, and discovered cyclocross. Camping in their 15-passenger van along the way, Georgia and her husband, Dusty, drove to all of the 2005 NORBA National Mountain Bike Series races. Consistent top ten finishes put her in 9th place overall in both the short track and cross country series. That autumn she continued to succeed and earned her first podium finish at a national-level race at the USGP of Cyclocross in Watsonville, CA.
In 2006 Georgia signed with the LUNA Women's Mountain Bike Team and ended the year with a surprising win at the U.S. Mountain Bike National Championships. The following year she won the Pan-American Championships in Argentina, won every NMBS cross country race (the first cyclist to do so since 1993), finished on the podium at the St. Felicien World Cup in Québec, and earned a bronze medal at the mountain bike World Championships as part of the USA relay team. In 2008, Georgia stood on the podium at four World Cup races and represented the USA at the Beijing Olympics, finishing 8th. That fall she won both the USGP of Cyclocross series and the North American Cyclocross Tour. In her first foray into European cyclocross racing at the end of 2008, she finished 3rd at the Nommay, France World Cup and won the Grand Prix Hotel Threeland in Petange, Luxumbourg.
Currently Georgia lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with her husband, Dusty, their 28 bicycles, 2 chickens, hive of bees and a garden full of vegetables."