Lea and Sabra’s parents threw them into every sport imaginable growing up. Since their mom, Lucia, grew up in pre title IX world where the only opportunity was cheerleading (and you better believe she was the best at that), she wanted to give them every opportunity possible. So the competitive seeds were planted with sports from downhill ski racing and cross-country running to swim team (that didn’t last for long) and windsurfing. It was in high school that Davison was introduced to mountain biking, and it was love at first ride. She jumped immediately into racing at the local level and then, while competing in her first national races, realized two important things. She could be a professional mountain biker for a living and that mountain biking was an Olympic sport. From that moment, her sights were set squarely on making those two things happen. Fast forward twenty years and she’s done exactly that. She’s competed in two Olympics (11th place in London and 7th place in Rio) and also won two World Championships medals in 2014 and 2016.
It’s no wonder with an upbringing like the Davison sisters had, they joined together with Angela Irvine to create a program that gives girls athletic opportunity. After experiencing how much sports gave them, they wanted to empower as many girls as possible through cycling. The Little Bellas was born. Lea’s true passion is empowering women and using her cycling career as a platform to do this. This is why she and the Little Bellas team created the Little Bellas Pro Ambassador Program. This program gives elite female athletes the opportunity to inspire and connect with Little Bellas in their hometown as well as across the country.