Sophia Foresta


Like many of our athletes, Sophia can be found enjoying cycling with a huge smile on her face at all times. She is not only a fierce competitor, but also a kind human being. Over the course of her career racing BMX, she has racked up some impressive accolades – 2016 Sports Illustrated High School Athlete of the Month, 2-time National #1 Amateur Girl, 2017 USA BMX Grand National Pro Women Winner, 2019 Team USA Elite World Champion member, and 2019 Team USA Pan American Games team member. Off the track, Sophia spreads her passion for education and cycling in schools across the country as the Marketing Coordinator for the USA BMX Foundation. Working on her Business Management/Deaf Studies degree with a 3.6 GPA, she embodies what it takes to be a successful student-athlete through hard work and dedication.

  • What is/was your favorite subject in school and why?

American Sign Language. I enjoyed being able to learn a language as well as learn about the culture that goes along with it. 


  • What is your favorite book that you’ve read?

My favorite book is "To Kill a Mockingbird" because of the valuable life lessons that are taught within the story. 


  • What are you currently reading (if anything)?

I am not currently reading a book outside of my textbooks for school.


  • Who was the BMX rider that you’ve admired the most growing up?

 I admired (and still admire) Mariana Pajon and Dani George. Mariana is very well spoken and is very accomplished. Dani is an amazing rider, but always a good human first which is something I aspire to be as well. 


  • What is a life lesson that you’ve learned through cycling?

I have learned that nothing worth having comes easily; however, it is important to look for the parts that you enjoy throughout the hard work and be grateful for the opportunity. 


  • A fun fact about me is….

...I can sing the alphabet backwards.

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