Elite, category 2 road cyclist, indoor cycling instructor, public relations specialist. Michael has always been an endurance athlete at heart and is an avid adventurer. Growing up a premier league soccer player and leading state competitive track & field teams through high school, Michael focused his college life at the University of St. Thomas around writing and spiritual exploration. He graduated with a degree in journalism and English in 2006. After three years of public relations and public affairs work in the Twin Cities, Michael knew he was in need of a change. Athletic competition is what drives and motivates his being, and you'll be able to tell quickly...he's FAST! Michael is now pursuing a career as a professional road cyclist and hopes to be racing in Europe soon. He's not one to let talent go to waste. Ask him about social media marketing and other communications work, and he'll give you some good insight as he still practices freelance from time-to-time. His real talent, though, has evolved with hours and hours on the bike (both indoors and outdoors) and with strength-training coaches. Michael races road twice each week from April through August, and he races cyclocross twice each week September through November. Packing on strength and controlling his appetite for sweets and grizzle is critical in the off season, so ask him about his best advice on maintaining a healthy diet. Join Michael for high-intensity, strength-training classes on the bikes at Pedal Wild or for outdoor training and bike commuting workshops in the near future.