Meet The Riders And Their Rides-Christopher Blevins and His Specialized S-Works Epic Hardtail
MBA: Do you have any other kind of career training?
Blevins: I’ve done some work volunteering for an organization called Restorative Partners in San Luis Obispo. Every week when I’m in SLO, I go to the juvenile hall and hang out with the kids. Sometimes we do a creative writing program. Sometimes we just play cards. It’s given me some experience in social work and opened my eyes to what’s important in the criminal justice system.
MBA: Did you earn any awards in sports or academics while in school?
Blevins: The proudest non-sports-related award I’ve received was first at my high school poetry slam in 2016. I’ve made the dean’s list at Cal Poly a few times.
MBA: What other sports do you like to do now?
Blevins: I am a huge basketball fan. I played JV for the first two years of high school, and I love dropping in for pick-up games at school. I also grew up playing soccer and competing in freestyle skiing.
MBA: Can you tell us something interesting or unusual about yourself or your family that is not widely known?
Blevins: My passion for bikes is probably surpassed by my love for music and poetry. I released a little EP a couple of years ago, and I’m excited to write more in the future. If you want to check it out, go to MileMarkersProject.com.
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