04/01/1980, Carbon County, PA, USA
Pro Mountain Biker.
"I've been incredibly fortunate to be part of the Bolle family since 2004. I clearly remember a box of fresh shades, goggs and swag showing up on my door step just in time for my first World Champs race in Les Gets. It worked, stoked me out and we had a great run. Bollé stickers have been all over my stuff, and their optics have been helping me ever since. Can't believe that was 10 years ago - what a ride!"
Riding is more than just a sport for Chris Van Dine, it is truly a way of life. And one that he lives to the fullest. Van Dine grew up in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. At a young age he fell in love with riding bikes in the woods, and before long Van Dine would disappear for days on end in the mountains. He won his first beginner class mountain race at eight years old. Today "CVD" is one of the most humble and versatile professional bike riders in the world.
Van Dine is a perennial favorite as his positive energy polarizes spectators everywhere. With victories in gravity, endurance and judged events Van Dine is a threat in any event he enters. With his signature smooth riding, his sense of adventure, impressions in multiple publications and millions of impressions online, Van Dine's ability and global quest tuly puts him in a league of his own.
Van Dine's character and disarming passion off the hill is noted by all those who cross his path. He donates him time to a host of charity organizations all around the world. Van Dine is one of the few who anchors the ladder after he climbs it and continually bridges gaps with his ethos and integrity. A true ambassador for the sport and brands he represents, Van Dine travels the world riding for health, adventure and life.