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Alison Tetrick

CYCLIST

Petaluma, CA


ABOUT

Alison Tetrick is a professional cyclist, who had a successful NCAA collegiate tennis career. Alison was born and raised on a cattle ranch in California and currently lives in Petaluma, California. Alison was introduced to bike racing by her grandfather, who was an avid competitive cyclist and still winning national championships at 84 years old. Alison has a B.S. in Biochemistry and a M.S. in Clinical Psychology. She raced at the highest levels on the road for 9 years before focusing on gravel and adventure events. In 2014 she placed 3rd at the World Championships in the Team Time Trial and won stages at the Tour de San Luis in Argentina and the BeNe Tour in Belgium. She represented the USA National team at the Pan American Games. She won the 2017 Dirty Kanza and is a two time Gravel Worlds winner. You will always see her on her bike whether in the dirt or on the roads. Alison is dedicated to investing in the sport of cycling and serves on the Board of Directors of USA Cycling. Alison inspires others through her recovery journey from TBI injury, and strives to  encourage others  to be the best they can be.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 2017 Queen of the Kanza
  • 2017 and 2018 Gravel Worlds Winner
  • 2014 Bronze Medal TTT at the UCI World Championships
  • 2015 Tour de San Luis Femenino Stage Winner
  • 2016 USA National Team Member Pan American Championships
  • 2014 Sea Otter Cycling Classic Road Race Winner

NUTRITION TIP

Eat and drink early and often. Sometimes when we are nervous or the race is chaotic or it is cold, we forget to take care of ourselves by eating and drinking at the beginning of the race. I make it a point to start eating and drinking in the effort early and often.  By doing this, I don’t put myself into a hydration and fueling deficit for when it is necessary to dig deep and “GU for it”!

FAVORITE GU PRODUCT

Birthday Cake Gel! I always would sneak into the pantry growing up and take a finger swipe of the cake frosting out of the tub. Now eating frosting is part of my job!

FUN FACT

I think the only thing that can rival my belt buckle collection is my color coordinated closet full of plaid. You know, once a cowgirl, always a cowgirl. I just ride a different steed these days.