About Us Join Co-hosts Samantha and Ross to see the fastest and wildest professional mountain bikers in the world.

Mountain Bike Mania airs on two major networks: national cable network beIN Sports, and national broadcast network American Sports Network, reaching about 50 million TV households.

Each 30-minute episode covers a different professional downhill mountain bike race in the most elite series in the USA: the Pro Gravity Race Tour. We feature professional men, professional women, and Junior Experts.

Stay tuned for our 4th season, this summer 2017.



Samantha is a seasoned TV reporter.  She was an anchor and reporter for Fox in upstate New York, and then a reporter for CBS in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She loves biking, hiking, boxing, skiing, swimming, and dancing.  She has a B.A. in anthropology from Vanderbilt University, and Master’s Degree from the Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California.

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Ross Mcdonald


Ross is a Mountain Biker, Skier, and Videographer. He is especially good with quadcopters. His short films have appeared on pinkbike.comneontommy.com,  and rjmfilms.com.  He has a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Southern California, where he was a pole vaulter on the track & field team.

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Christine Detz

Christine Detz, Producer

Christine is an Emmy-nominated producer who brings years of experience to the Mountain Bike Mania team.  Her career has taken her across the country, from local news up to the network level at CNN and NFL Network where she produced stories on some of the top football players and coaches.  Christine thought football was intense, until she saw her first downhill mountain bike race!

Mikey (the Mad) Haderer

Mikey (the Mad) Haderer, Commentator

Mikey (The Mad) Haderer is a long time Mountain Bike Industry personality. An accomplished professional gravity racer for nearly ten years as well as wearing several hats at different events from Race Announcer, Event Host, Athlete Manager Product Developer, and Race Mechanic, Mikey always keeps things interesting at the races. Growing up in Northern California’s Bay Area he has many other hobbies including Motorcycle and Car Racing as well as Surfing. He carries years of experience in the Cycling Industry to our team.

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