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Krista Park

Mountain Biker

In 2003 I was introduced to mountain biking while working as a Senior Electrical Design Engineer at Motorola in Atlanta, GA. The once a week group rides led to racing and traveling. Before I knew it my husband Todd and I were leaving work early on Fridays for long weekends of camping and pre-riding or racing.

 

Todd, also an Electrical Engineer, began working for himself in 2005. We were paying for pet care, housecleaning and yard maintenance in order to spend our free time traveling. Deciding it made sense to move back West, we sold our home in 2006, bought a 40’ class A motorhome, I quit my job and we hit the road in search of a new town to call home.

 

We initially gave ourselves a two-year time limit but have been full-time RV’ers ever since. We love the lifestyle. I never did look for another Engineering job; instead I became focused on racing at the highest level possible, against the best racers in the world.

 

I remember how much there was to learn when I began. My goal is to make myself available to anyone, at any level, to share tips, skills, encouragement, resources, or anything that will allow racers, riders, or potential riders to fall in love with the sport of cycling as I have.

 

2013  Race Schedule/Results

 

  • 1st girl/4th men Singlespeed Arizona Tucson, AZ Feb 9th
  • 1st 24 Hours of Old Pueblo co-ed team Tucson, AZ Feb 16th
  • 1st girl/4th men MBAA SS division Sierra Vista, AZ Feb 23rd
  • 2nd MBAA XC race Phoenix, AZ March 9th
  • 4th Moab, UT May 3-4 (Enduro Cup)
  • 7th Hood River May 25-26 Hood River, OR (NEAT)
  • 1st (cat 1) Angel Fire DH Angel Fire, NM June 9th
  • 2nd Angel Fire/Taos, NM June 15th & 16th (BME)
  • 2nd Crested Butte, CO June 29th & 30th (BME)
  • 2nd Keystone, CO July 6th & 7th (BME/NEAT)
  • 2nd Canyons Park City, UT July 19-21th (Enduro Cup/NAET)
  • 9th World Enduro Series  July 25-28 Winter Park, CO (NAET/Enduro World Series)
  • 1st Durango, CO August 31st & September 1st (BME)
  • 6th Mt. Hood September 7-8 Mt. Hood, OR (NAET)
  • 1st Bootleg Canyon, UT Sept 16th & 17th (Interbike Enduro)
  • 3rd Moab, UT September 28th & 29th (BME/NAET)
  • Only girl Underground Enduro Durango, CO Oct 19th
  • 2nd HoDown Moab, UT Oct 26th

 

2014  Tentative Schedule

  • 8 days of Christmas Rides Tucson, AZ Dec 24th - Jan 1st
  • Clinic Tucson, AZ Dec 31
  • Outside Magazine Bike Test Rides Tucson, AZ Jan 6-11th
  • Roadie MTB clinic Jan 12th
  • J-Bake's Underground Enduro Tucson, AZ Jan 25th
  • PCA Enduro and sponsor visits SoCal CA Jan 28th-Feb 4th
  • Sponsor test riding in Tucson, AZ Feb 5-7th
  • tbd Phoenix Clinic Feb 8th
  • 24 Hours of Old Pueblo Kid's Race volunteer (and corporate team member) Tucson, AZ Feb 15-16th
  • PCA Enduro SoCal March 2nd
  • tbd MBAA XC race Estrella Phoenix, AZ -if I have a XC bike- March 9th
  • Osprey Clinic Red Rocks Las Vegas, NV March 28-30th
  • Enduro Cup Series tbd 
  • Hood River, OR June 7-8th  (NEAT)
  • Angel Fire DH Angel Fire, NM tbd
  • Snowmass, CO June 21-22nd (BME)
  • tbd, CO June 28-29th (BME)
  • Keystone, CO July 12-13th (BME)
  • World Enduro Series Winter Park, CO July 25-27  (NAET/Enduro World Series)
  • World Enduro Series Whistler, CAN Aug 9-10  (NAET/Enduro World Series)
  • Moab, UT Aug 23-24th (BME)
  • Crested Butte, CO Sept 3-7th (BME)
  • Mt. Hood Sept 27-28th Mt. Hood/ Sandy, OR (NAET)
  • HoDown Moab, UT late Oct
  • Big Mountain Enduro Series (BME) http://www.bigmountainenduro.com/
  • North American Enduro Tour (NEAT) http://naetmtb.com 
  • Enduro World Series http://www.enduroworldseries.com/calendar2014/