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Yuri Hauswald

Professional Mountain Biker

Yuri Hauswald grew up on a farm in rural Petaluma, California, without a TV, so when he wasn’t doing his ranch chores, he spent plenty of time outdoors, roaming the hills and looking for adventure. Yuri attended UC Berkeley, earning a degree in American Literature and playing collegiate lacrosse. He 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 Adrenalin and 9th place finisher at the 2006 24 Hour World Championship, Yuri has traveled the country seeking out his next two-wheeled adventure. He turned pro at the tender age of 36 and is currently obsessed with everything gravel.


4th Place Single Speed at the Land Run 100 – 2018

1st Place at Dirty Kanza 200 – 2015

2nd Place at Rebecca’s Private Idaho – 2013

24 Hour Solo Race Winner at the 24 Hours of Adrenalin – 2006

9th Place at Solo 24 Hour World Championship – 2006

Nickname

The Diesel. Like a diesel big rig, I take a while to warm up, but once started, I tend to run for a very long time.

Proudest Moment

My wedding day 15 years ago.

Cause(s)

For the past three years, I’ve participated in the Pablove Foundation’s annual ride to raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer.

Pet’s Name

Kingston (125 lb Rhodesian Ridgeback)

Favorite Dish

Anything my wife makes.

Favorite Movie

“Caddy Shack”

Favorite Book

“On the Road” by Jack Kerouac

Favorite Snack

GU™ Energy S’more and Stroopwafel

Most Humbling Moment

The decade I spent as an elementary school teacher. Working with young kids reminded me on a daily basis how important empathy, humor and compassion are when working with 6, 7 and 8 year olds.

Growing up, I wanted to be …

A pro football player

Yuri’s Riding Partner

Edge® 1030

“I love creating and using routes on the Edge 1030. I never have to think about it. I just ride.”
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