Defend my Dirty Kanza 200 title to the best of my ability, and ride my bike as much as possible with my wife and friends in new places.
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 criss crossed 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.
I taught elementary school for eleven 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.
Partial list of accomplishments:
- 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