Zeal Mountain Biker

Christian Little 

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Meet Christian Little

Dr. Christian Little has lived, raced, adventured, and worked with athletes in various parts of the world. Through her journey of miracles and hardship, she hopes to encourage and inspire others on the trail to live life to the fullest. Within one year, she fell off a mountain while MTBing in NZ and in the midst of recovery, she mountain biked across the European Alps in honor of her best friend's mom, lost her best friend, lost her 14yo pup to terminal cancer and started a purpose-driven mountain bike retreat company, Leap2fly. Her faith is what carried her through the hardest time in her life and has used the hardship as an opportunity for growth, and to find purpose going forward.

Leap2fly MTB retreats and guiding was born in the midst of her healing in the European alps as she realized part of her purpose going forward would be to encourage and inspire others through the outdoors and MTBing. She is an adventurous soul who loves exploring this beautiful world on two wheels and sharing the experience with others. Previously a professor of PT and now provides PT to athletes from Yeti Factory Riders to Red Bull athletes, MTB coaches, outdoor industry guide, and leads MTB retreats around the world. When Christian isn't biking you can probably find her backcountry splitboarding, surfing, adventuring around the world, or striving to encourage and inspire others through Leap2fly.

"Zeal Optics values are making a positive impact by supporting athletes and the communities to explore more and giving back through the outdoors and adventure in ways that I am passionate about as well."

- Christian Little

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From New Zealand to North America: “A Ride With Purpose”

Christian shares a bit of her return from New Zealand to North America this summer in her latest blog, “A Ride With Purpose.” Join us as she shares...

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Miracles and Mountain Biking in New Zealand with Christian Little

Christian Little returned to Old Ghost Road Trail in the remote backcountry wilderness of the South Island of New Zealand after she nearly died there 2 years ago.