Meet The Riders And Their Rides-Christopher Blevins and His Specialized S-Works Epic Hardtail
MBA: What were your best competition results on non-mountain bikes?
Blevins: I won the national age-group title for BMX 9 times growing up. My best result on the road is a stage win in the Tour of Gila, and I won U23 Cross [Cyclocross] Nationals in 2017.
MBA: When did you start competing on mountain bikes?
Blevins: I think I started with some local races in Durango, but the first race I remember on the mountain bike was nationals at age 10 in Vermont. I can’t believe we made the trip all the way out there for that one!
MBA: How did you do in your first event?
Blevins: I won, although there were only a couple other little guys in my nationals category.
MBA: What have been your best national and international results?
Blevins: I won Sea Otter in 2019 on this bike! And then for sure, my silver medal at the U23 World Champs last year was my best race to date.
MBA: What titles have you won (or come close to winning)?
Blevins: I won the National Cross-Country Championship as a kiddo from ages 12 to 19. I also won the Elite Short Track National Championship in 2018.
MBA: Are you going to college?
Blevins: I’m three years in at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. I’m a business administration major, concentrating in entrepreneurship and minoring in sociology.