Paul was born and raised in a little town called Minden, Nevada. After high school Paul moved to Reno, NV, which is the biggest little city in the world. A lot of people can't pronounce his last name so Paul goes by "Paul Bas." Paul loves enjoying the outdoors and hanging with good company. When asked what MTB discipline he prefers, he usually says “anything thing that will put a smile on my face.”
Paul has achieved many victories in his career including winning Crankworxs two years in a row. On October 16th of 2015 Paul suffered a tragic spinal cord injury. “It's absolutely the hardest thing that I have ever faced in my life.” Everyday Paul works hard to achieve his goals and overcome his injury. “I'm very blessed to be able to pedal a bike once again after being complete paralyzed from the waist down.”
Paul joined the Ride Concepts team in 2019 and currently manages the RC Factory Team of athletes.