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Erica Clevenger

UNITED STATES

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Current City: 

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Placenta, CA

Lakewood, CO

B.S. Chemical Engineering 

25

Climbing, Breakaways, Crit racing

Career Highlights:

  • 1st Redlands Sunset Road Race (2019)

  • 1st USAC Collegiate Road Race Nationals (2017)

  • USA CRITS Series Best Young Rider (2017)

  • USAC John Sterner Scholarship Recipient (2017)

  • 1st USAT Collegiate Nationals (2016)

  • 1st Ironman 70.3 Tahoe (2015)

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About Erica: 


Erica began competing in cycling and triathlon through the collegiate club teams at the University of Arizona. After winning triathlon collegiate nationals in 2016, she focused on her strength in cycling and was offered her first pro contract by mid-2017. Erica is now a full time graduate student in environmental engineering at the Colorado School of Mines and enjoys spending her free time with her fiance and their dog and cat. 

// Q&A with Erica 

Why cycling? 

 

I love being outdoors and I love making meaningful connections with people, no better way to do those things than on a bicycle!


What's your motivation to train on those extra tough, cold-weather days?

I picture moments where I've performed well or moments where I think I could have done better and use those feelings to push me through.


Favorite ride:

 

Mt. Evans 


Career highlight:


Winning Redlands Sunset Road Race in 2019


2020 goals:


I'd like to contend for more stage wins here in the U.S. and get my feet wet racing abroad.


When not riding, I like to...:


Organize, hah!

Favorite warmup song:

Avicii-Wake Me Up


Favorite post-ride food:

 

Depends on the time of year, but typically yogurt, granola, and blueberries.  

Any advice to future // aspiring cyclists? 

Try not to compare your progress to others, everyone is on their own path. It's good to use peers as motivators but beyond that it's better to focus on what YOU can do to reach YOUR goals. 

Little-Known Fact:

 

The fifth time I ever road a mountain bike I entered in a 24 hour mountain bike race with a friend. Not thinking that we would be competitive, he started drinking while I did my first lap. When I came in holding our second place, he had to sober up so we could finish the dang thing and we still finished in second!