Local Report: Young rider successful in BMX


When hard work and aptitude come together, great things can happen. Napa’s Arabella Gerosa, 9½, has trophies to prove it.

New to bicycle motocross, she has had success locally, in state, and now at the national level.

As a member of the Napa Valley Pull BMX, she raced to three first-place finishes in her division in her first national competition Jan. 12-13 in Las Vegas, Nev.

While Gerosa often rides bikes with her father, she started in BMX only about three months prior to her first competition and had just completed the beginner league at North Bay BMX.

The First Christian School fourth-grader also plays soccer and lacrosse in community leagues.

She is the daughter of Phil Gerosa and the late Aine Kelly, and the granddaughter of Carole and Keni Kent of Napa. Her maternal grandfather, Tim Kelly, was a state and national road racing champion as well as an Olympic cycling coach. Her paternal grandparents are Joe and Marlene Gerosa of Napa.

Source: Napa Valley Register, February 2nd, 2018