Name: Alison Marie Tetrick
Current Residence: Petaluma, California
Hometown: Redding, California

It Is Hard To Explain How I Began Bike Racing. I Often Find Myself Saying That I Did Not Find Cycling, But Cycling Found Me. It Is In My Blood. Growing Up On A Ranch In California, I Learned To Ride A Horse Long Before I Discovered Riding A Bike.

I Played Collegiate NCAA Tennis At Abilene Christian University. This Was Amazing Experience Where I Not Only Learned Dedication To A Sport, But Also How To Balance School, Life, And Work. I Graduated With The Highest Honors With A B.S. In Biochemistry With Emphasis On Molecular Biology And A Degree In Nutrition. I Am A Self-Labeled Science Nerd As I Spent Countless Hours In The Biochemistry Lab Doing Research On Various Enzymatic Pathways.

After Graduation, I Still Had A Competitive Bug And I Raced Triathlon, Winning At Buffalo Springs 70.3 And Wildflower. I Even Went To The Ironman 70.3 World Championships. It Wasn’t Until My Bike Racing Grandpa, Paul Tetrick, Told Me I Should Pursue Two Wheeled Adventures, Did I Even Try Racing A Bike. My Grandfather Is 86 And Has Over 17 USA National Championship Titles To His Name! I Was Soon Invited To The 2008 USA Women’s Talent ID Camp At The Olympic Training Center In Colorado Springs, And This Was A Turning Point In My Athletic Career. I Soon Left My Sneakers And Goggles Behind To Begin My Life As A Professional Cyclist.

I Have Always Maintained The Importance To Sustaining A Career Off Of The Bike, And Currently Work In Communications Through Corporate Partnerships. It Is Important To Continue To Invest In Yourself And Your Education Even When You Want To Pedal All Day.

I Suffered A Traumatic Brain Injury And Broken Pelvis In 2010. This Life Altering Challenge Has Continued To Teach Me That Every Day Can Be Both A Gift And A Battle. Cycling Is A Humbling Sport And You Are Always Challenging Yourself To Become Better. My Recovery Process From A TBI Is Still Not Over, But I Am Inspired To Bring Awareness Of Head Injuries, And Continue Research. I Attended Graduate School While Racing And Working, And Now Have A M.S. In Clinical Psychology To Understand The Intricacies Of The Brain Through Neuropsychology. I Encourage The Continued Research Of The Implications Of Concussions. I Am Currently On The Board Of Directors Of USA Cycling And Am A Founding Member Of The Women’s Cycling Association. I Work With Amgen’s Breakaway Campaigns To Offer Disease Awareness And Important Information To Those Facing Heart Disease And Cancer.

I Love The Power Of The Bike And How It Can Be Amplified Through Continuing Education And Your Community Impact. The Bike Is A Great Vehicle To Foster New Ideas And Empowerment. Be Bold. Do Work. Ride Bikes.

Be Bold

Notable Results

• 2009 2nd Place Cascade Cycling Classic TT
• 2009 Winner Of The Santa Cruz Classic Criterium
• Most Combative Rider At La Route De France UCI
• 2010 1st Place NVGP TT
• 2010 3rd Place Chroneau De Gatineau UCI
• 2011 Winner Of The Merco Cycling Classic
• 2011 Pan American Games
• USA National Team Giro Donne
• USA National Team Tour Of NZL
• 2011 Winner Of The Cobbles Competition, Rhonde Van Drenthe (UCI)

• 2011 1st Place Stage 1 Mt. Hood Cycling Classic
• 2012 Winner Of The Valley Of The Sun Stage Race
• 2012, 2013, & 2014 Winner Of The Madera County Stage Race
• 2012 Winner Of The San Rafael Criterium
• 2012 & 2013 Winner Of The Oakland Grand Prix
• 2013 Winner Of The Sea Otter Cycling Classic Time Trial
• 2013 2nd Overall Mt. Hood Cycling Classic
• 2013 Winner Of 2 Stages At Tour Of America’s Dairyland (Downer’s Avenue & Road Race America)

• 2012 & 2013 2nd Place Chrono Des Nations (UCI)
• 2014 Winner Of The Sea Otter Cycling Classic Road Race
• 2014 Winner Of The Sprinters & QOM Competition Winston-Salem Cycling Classic (UCI)
• 2014 Bronze Medalist World Championships TTT
• 2015 1st Place Stage 6 Tour Femenino De San Luis (UCI), 5th Overall
• 2015 1st Place Stage 2 Chico Stage Race
• 2016 Most Combative Tour Of Great Britain (UCI)
• 2017 1st And Course Record Dirty Kanza 200
• 2017 Pan American Championships