- San Diego, CA
- July 28, 1992
Growing up near San Diego, California, Vicki Golden honed her riding skills in the rough hills near her hometown. By practicing on unpredictable, natural terrain rather than on perfectly manicured tracks, Golden was able to gain more confidence and control over her riding than most riders her age.
This experience proved invaluable as Golden shot up the amateur ranks, winning the women’s division at the coveted Loretta Lynn Amateur National Championship and turning pro the same year. From there, Golden lived up to her name by securing not one or two, but three consecutive X Games women’s Moto X Racing gold medals.
In addition to her domination of the women’s division, she was also the first woman to compete in a freestyle Moto X competition at the X Games. She took home the bronze medal for Best Whip while going against some of the best men in the sport.
Golden’s unique combination of talent, grit, and relentless work ethic set her apart from other riders. Her determination has pushed her not just to win, but to break barriers in the process while doing things no other FMX athlete – male or female – has ever done before.