Chris was born in 2003 and has been riding bikes since he was 4 years old. He started out on BMX, racing for the team Blue Chip Racing along with Luca and Walker Shaw. Eight years later, at 12 years old, he rode downhill for the first time at the Beech Mountain biking park in NC and got completely hooked. His first mountain biking race was at the Nationals in Mammoth, CA in 2016. Since then, he has been racing mainly downhill, enduro and dual slalom.
He lives in Pisgah Forest/Brevard, NC with his stepmom Codruta Grice and father David Grice, who is a very influential and supportive role model and mentor. David was also a professional road racer and became a time trial world champion in Masters Men at the UCI Road World Championships, winning 1st place in 2003 and 2nd in 2005.
In the past 2 years, Chris and his dad have been traveling together quite a bit, participating in events all over the U.S., finishing 1st in his category more often than not. Chris says, “Without his help, I couldn’t have gotten to any of these races myself, so I’m very grateful for all he does.”