“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

age: 21

Work off the bicycle?

Student, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Best Results:

  • XTERRA

    • 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 music?

Luke Christopher

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