“There's no ‘one way’ to be a cyclist, which is the cool thing about it. Whether you're mountain biking in the middle of nowhere, exploring new roads, commuting to school, working on wheelies, or just riding around neighborhoods with some friends, a bicycle does it all.”

 
 
 

HOWARD GROTTS HAILS FROM THE BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAINS OF DURANGO COLORADO. HE IS A MATH WIZ, 2016 OLYMPIAN, AND MULTIPLE WINNER OF THE LEADVILLE 100. PLUS HOWIE HAS THE BEST TRAINING BUDDIES AROUND: HIS PUPS, ROSIE AND CHLOE.

Home base: DURANGO, COLORADO

AGE: 26

WORK OFF THE BICYCLE?

Math tutor

Best Results:

  • 1st 2018 Cape Epic

  • XCO National Champion 2015-2018

  • 15th Elite XCO World Championships 2018

  • 12th Val di Sole World Cup 2018

  • 1st Leadville 100 MTB 2017-2018

Favorite race or ride?

Bike packing adventures

My dream career outside of cycling is…

Math teacher/adventurer

My favorite academic subject is…

Math

My earliest memory on a bike is…

Getting lost and accidentally turning onto the expert course in one of my first races.

why do you ride?

To explore the world

Advice to UP-AND-COMING cyclists:

Have fun! There's no "one way" to be a cyclist, which is the cool thing about it. Whether you're mountain biking I the middle of nowhere, exploring new roads, commuting to school, working on wheelies, or just riding around neighborhoods with some friends, a bicycle does it all!