Yuri Hauswald grew up on a farm in rural Petaluma, CA without a tv, which meant he spent plenty of time outdoors roaming the hills looking for adventure when he wasn’t doing his ranch chores. After a successful collegiate career playing lacrosse for UC Berkeley, and armed with a degree in American Literature, Yuri discovered the joys of mountain biking while teaching English at a prep school in Pennsylvania, and hasn’t looked back since. A former two-time solo winner of the 24-Hours of Adrenaline and 9th place finisher at the 2006 24-Hour World Championships, Yuri’s crisscrossed the country seeking out his next two-wheeled trip. He turned pro at the tender age of 36 and is currently obsessed with everything gravel.
- 2003 24 Hour 4 Man Team National Champion
- 1st 2006 Solo 24 hours of Adrenaline
- 9th 2006 24 Hour Solo World Championships
- 1st 2007 24 hours of Adrenaline
- 2nd 40+ Cat at the 2012 Trans Andes Challenge
- 1st 2015 Dirty Kanza 200
I taught elementary school for 11 years while chasing the dream of being a pro bike racer. Still chasing the dream but now work in the bike industry, so I guess I’m at least one step closer to it.