Pro riders pay tribute to Stevie Smith

Touching words from those who knew him best

We woke up in shock this morning to the terrible news that Stevie Smith had PASSED AWAY following a motorcycle accident near his hometown in British Columbia.


stevie smith – a tribute

We still haven’t found a way to express this tragic loss properly and Stevie Smith will be sorely missed by the entire mountain biking community. Friends, teammates and competitors have all paid tribute to Stevie this morning and here are some of the most touching:


The Canadian brand with the Canadian champion. It was a match made in heaven now sadly broken.

Downhill Racing lost one of the greatest of all time today. RIP Stevie, you will be missed. #longlivechainsaw

A photo posted by Cycles Devinci (@cyclesdevinci) on

Brook MacDonald

MacDonald and Smith were teammates from 2009-2011 and remained friends ever since.

The news you never want to hear losing a great friend, the times I had with you Stevie will be cheerished for along time I remember the 2 years I was on MS Evil with you was the best 2 years I had you teached me so much and going on to win an overall and multi world cup wins made me proud to say I rode along side you ❤️ Rest in peace my friend you will be missed

A photo posted by Brook Macdonald (@brookmacdonald6) on

Wyn Masters

Simply the most important Wheelie Wednesday ever.

The type of guy Stevie was, a flat ruined his race in Cairns whilst sitting 2nd overall in the WC, instead of dwelling on that, he busted wheelies for the crowd! You own this wheelie Wednesday bro. #longlivechainsaw ???? @svenmartinphoto

A photo posted by Wyn Masters (@wynmasters) on

Josh Bryceland

Josh Bryceland remembers Stevie Smith with a picture from Steals Waterfall near Fort William

thinking of this legend and grinning! my heart goes out to family and friends xxxxx big love you wild man!

A photo posted by josh bryceland (@ratboy_bryce) on

Rachel Atherton

From one great champion to another

Can barely type the words. Cannot believe the news of stevie passing away. So fucked up. Stevie was ALWAYS loving life. This is so messed up & my thoughts are with His family, Gabe & everyone he touched. Xxx Stevie Smith. #longlivechainsaw

A photo posted by Rachel Atherton (@rachybox) on


Brandon Semenuk

From one Whistler legend to another.

Gee Atherton

Gee and Stevie were fierce rivals on the track – especially in 2013 – but all of that pales into insignificance today.

It's been an honour to have battled along side such a fierce and talented guy as Stevie, whether it was filming, riding or racing , he always charged! we've lost a real hero.

A photo posted by Gee Atherton (@gee_atherton) on

Loic Bruni

Bruni picks a photo that perfectly sums up Smith’s personality

Can't believe this is true. Stevie was amazing and he will stay for ever in our minds. The World cup riders and circuit lost such a huge member of its family. We'll be riding for you mate

A photo posted by Loic Bruni (@loicbruni29) on

Dean Lucas

Dean Lucas was Stevie’s former team mate at Devinci.

Today the world lost an amazing person and I lost a close friend, really can't believe this has actually happened. Forever in our hearts Stevie ❤️????

A photo posted by ♠️Dean Lucas♠️ (@deanos_machineos) on

Brage Vestavik

Brage joined Devinci as a junior this year. He may not have known Stevie long but clearly the affable champion had a big effect on the youngster.

Rest in peace buddy! So happy to get to know you. You have been a massive inspiration and I will always remember the time I got with you!!❤️???????? #RIP #RestInPeace #LongLiveChainsaw #Legend #StevieSmith

A photo posted by BRAGE VESTAVIK ⚔ B-RAGE ???? (@bragevestavik) on

Steve Peat

Not one for big shows of emotion, this is pretty perfect from Peaty

Bollocks!!!!!!!!!!! Ride on Stevie mate. Thinking of all your loved ones and you mate. ❤️???? gutted

A photo posted by Steve Peat (@stevepeat) on

Troy Brosnan

Troy and Stevie may have been rivals on the track but they were always good friends off it

RIP @steviesmithdh we had some good times and some really great races out of you! Sad day for downhilling ????????

A photo posted by Troy Brosnan (@troybrosnan) on

Matti Lehikoinen

Matti was another MS Evil team mate back in 2010.

So sad to hear that Stevie has passed away! He was such a rad rider and a bad ass dude! Luckily I got the spend a year with him as team mate, travel the world and share many great moments. Like this one when he wasn't afraid to jump out of the car on a safari to get photo taken with the rhinos! #LongLiveChainsaw #ripstevie

A photo posted by Matti Lehikoinen (@mattilehikoinen) on

Greg Minnaar

The greatest ever pays tribute to Stevie’s infectious smile.

That infectious laughter and grin will never be forgotten. Rest in peace brother ???????? #LongLiveChainsaw

A photo posted by Greg Minnaar ???????? (@gregminnaar) on


Josh Lewis

Loosedog remembers the good times he shared with Smith.

Fuckin A fuckin B stevie! you packed my lip with dip for the first time and nearly broke my back with a bear hug … Nothing but respect for one of the most motivated, head strong guys ive ever met, thankful that i got to know you and share some memories which will last forever. My thoughts are with your amazing mum and close ones. The mtb world will miss you brother x

A photo posted by Josh Lewis (@loosedoglewis) on

Danny Hart

Woke up this morning to the news that, what I would call good friend of mine has tragically died, absolutely gutted, I have been fortunate enough to share a few WC podiums with this guy! Always laughing and joking around… Top bloke! You will be sorely missed! RIP @steviesmithdh, this sucks ???? #longlivechainsaw

A photo posted by Danny Hart (@dannyhart1) on

We will update this page throughout the day as the tributes continue to roll in. Rest in peace Stevie, our thoughts are with your family and friends in this difficult time.


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