“I ride for the freedom, love, and feeling of it. Riding bikes is truly liberating. I feel truly lucky to have something as cool as biking that has taken me to the best places and introduced me to the best people.”
ANDERS IS A GUY OF MANY TALENTS. HE RACES CROSS COUNTRY MOUNTAIN BIKING, FOLLOWS A PRE-MED TRACK AT CAL POLY STATE UNIVERSITY AND RACED AT XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS LAST YEAR. WE KNOW, WE WISH WE WERE HIM, TOO.
Home base: SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA
Work off the bicycle?
Student, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
20-24 Pan American & US Champion
20-24 4th World Championships
Cross Country Mountain Bike
2x 17-18 Fat Bike National Champion
2nd & 3rd Mtb National Championships (XC 17-18)
2nd Mtb National Championships (Short Track 17-18)
Favorite race or ride?
Park City trails with good company
My dream career outside of cycling is…
Sports medicine Physician
My favorite academic subject is…
I love the sciences
My earliest memory on a bike is…
I don't remember the age exactly but when I was pretty young my whole family and I went out and rode all the way up the "Old Snowbasin Road." It's about a 1500 foot climb and I had to stop in basically every shadow I could find. Eventually I made it all the way to the top and the manager of Snowbasin gave me a free Snowbasin pin. It was pretty awesome. Now I do intervals up and down that same road very often.
Advice to UP-AND-COMING cyclists:
Keep it fun. Do it for fun and the rest will follow :)
Check out these photos from Anders’s visit to Maui Prep during XTERRA World Championships!
photos: Ray Chin