Cycling (BMX)

Alise Willoughby

Sport: Cycling BMX
Hometown: St. Cloud, Minnesota
Currently Resides: Chula Vista, California
Birthdate: January 17, 1991
Social Media: Twitter: @alisepost11; Instagram: @alisepost11; Facebook: AliseWilloughby
Toyota Vehicle: Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
Olympic History: 2012, 2016, 2020

Competition Highlights

  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 15th 
  • UCI BMX World Championships 2019, gold  
  • UCI BMX World Championships 2017, gold  
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, silver
  • UCI BMX World Championships 2016, bronze  
  • UCI BMX World Championships 2014, silver  
  • Olympic Games London 2012, 12th
  • UCI BMX World Championships 2010, bronze 

About Alise Willoughby

A former state champion gymnast, Alise Willoughby became the first woman ever voted Rookie Pro of the Year by BMXer Magazine, as well as the youngest competitor to win the American Bicycle Association national title at 15 years old.    

In 2014, Willoughby won the USA BMX Women’s Pro Series title, the same year her mother passed away from late-stage melanoma. She won her 10th-consecutive USA Cycling National Championship at the Carolina Nationals in March 2021.  

Throughout her career, Willoughby has endured multiple surgeries, including an LCL, knee and hamstring reconstruction a year before the Olympic Games London 2012, and a broken tibia plateau 12 weeks before the 2014 World Championships. 

Willoughby and her family are the driving force behind Pineview Park BMX in St. Cloud, Minnesota, which helped transform a vandalized city park into one of the top BMX facilities in the country. Willoughby also founded the annual Alise Post MS Race for a Cure at her home track in Minnesota to raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis.  

Willoughby is the daughter of Mark and the late Cheryl Post. She has two brothers, Jeremy and Nick. She and her husband, Sam Willoughby, were chronicled in the documentary “Every Pedal with You”, which recounts their relationship during the 2014 season. When not competing, she enjoys surfing, cooking, shopping and crafting. 

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