The Foundation

Supporting the next generation of Canadian gravity athletes | Planting the seed for speed


To inspire and support Canada’s next generation of elite gravity athletes as they strive to achieve their dreams on the bike.


SSLF was established in 2016, following the tragic passing of Canadian gravity racing sensation Steve Smith. Comprised of close friends and family, as well as esteemed members of the riding community, we believe in the positive power of mountain biking and its ability to transform young men and women into champions—both on the track and in their lives. Our goal is to mentor and equip Canada’s next generation of gravity athletes as they pedal toward the podium.


• Increase opportunities for Canadian youth to participate in downhill mountain biking at all levels
• Mentor elite Canadian riders through the Foundation’s network of top racers
• Support Foundation riders through grant-giving initiatives and brand partnerships


Gabe Fox

Michelle Corfield

Tianna Smith

Randy Little

Bill Monahan