MBA: Where did you grow up?

Blevins: Durango, Colorado

MBA: What kind of work do your father and mother do?

Blevins: My mom was a nurse up until she had me and my sister, and now she teaches pilates classes. My dad just retired as an orthopedic surgeon, and now he’s got more time for riding as well.

MBA: When did you start riding bikes?

Blevins: My first time without training wheels was 3 years old. I remember it pretty clearly. It was on my friend’s driveway, and my mom started yelling with joy when she saw me rolling on my own.

MBA: When did you first start competing in events on a bike, and what kind of bike was it?

Blevins: My first BMX race was right after my 5th birthday. I was hooked right away.

MBA: How long did you do that, and what made you switch to mountain bikes?

Blevins: For years I was really serious about BMX. When I started mountain biking at age 10, it began the slow transition over to road and mountain. My last BMX National Championship was when I was 16, but by then I was almost completely focused on road and mountain.