Paul Basagoitia

Athlete Bio

I was born and raised in this little town called Minden, Nevada. After high school I moved to Reno, NV which is the biggest little city in the world. A lot of people can't pronounce my last name so I go by "Paul Bas". I love enjoying the outdoors and hanging with good company. When I'm asked what MTB discipline I prefer I usually say anything thing that will put a smile on my face. I have achieved many victories in my career including winning Crankworxs two years in a row. On October 16 of 2015 I suffered a spinal cord injury. It's absolutely the hardest thing that I have ever faced in my life! Everyday I work my ass off to achieve my goals. I'm very blessed to be able to pedal a bike once again after being complete paralyzed from the waist down.

Athlete Bio

Career Highlights

Red Bull District Champion

2x Crankworx Champion

2nd Over all in the Qashqai Series 



  • Anyone looking to buy a #djironin #dji #ronin

  • @SCIbreakthrough you think it's possible for these patients to walk unassisted in the future with this device?

  • RT @TeamGleason: Six years ago today, I was diagnosed with ALS. Here are my thoughts: -SG "... I am happy."

  • RT @ConormcGregor5: Conor McGregor - The King Of Truth Talk @TheNotoriousMMA

  • @TeamGleason Steve thanks for sharing your story to the world. It was the best documentary that I have ever seen. Super inspiring!

  • Congrats to @JimmieJohnson for winning his 7th sprint cup title! #NASCAR