In episode one of “Gieger Goes,” produced by Vurb Moto, she returns to her roots in the WMX series, one that she and several other top female racers left behind when it was scaled down significantly after the 2012 season. Geiger returns at Freestone MX in Texas, where Mother Nature greets the ladies with some torrential rains and treacherous track conditions.
From there, it’s off to the Lake Havasu round of the WORCS series for a test of nature’s extremes on the other end of the spectrum: crippling heat. It’s an event that even the sport’s best riders have said is the most grueling race in America.
Filmed and Edited by Natalie Simmons
Tarah Gieger is putting her body through the ringer as she wraps up her 20s. Knocking on the door of 30, the fastest moto chick from Puerto Rico has decided to hit the big 3-0 as hard as she possibly can, taking her passions and rolling them together into one year of gnarly behavior that would make a lesser citizen weak in the knees.
Not many fans realize what a versatile athlete Gieger has always been, if the various motorcycle accolades didn’t already communicate that. Born in Puerto Rico, Gieger was an avid surfer for most of her life, and even still surfs at dangerously close to professional level. She also finds time to compete in downhill mountain biking, as well.
This year, knocking on the door of the big 3-0, Gieger refuses to slow down as she competes in moto, downhill MTB, and casually prepares herself for a 32-mile paddleboard race in Hawaii, with cameras following her along for the ride. With help from Vurb Moto, Gieger presents the viewing public with Gieger Goes, a series about her life of adventure on two wheels and just about anything else she can get her hands on.