If you’re out on a ride with Ryan Trebon, it’s probably safe to assume he won’t talk your ear off. Maybe it’s the military brat upbringing or maybe it’s the plain fact that living in Bend, OR means you’re likely to be within a stone’s throw of an elite athlete at any given moment. Whatever the case, at 34 years old Ryan is a man of few words and impossibly long legs. A professional cyclocross and mountain bike racer, Ryan makes his living doing what he would do for free anyway. And with an impressive two Cyclocross National Championship titles AND two MTB National Championship titles under his belt, Ryan is simply grateful to have been given the opportunity to race his bikes for the last 20 years. That does not mean he plans on slowing down anytime soon. You may however catch him occasionally trading in his bicycle for a dirt bike or hanging out with his dog Frank.
What gets you excited about embarking on an adventure?
The sense of the unknown, the challenge, the acceptance that it will be difficult at points. But that’s what makes it worthwhile.
What does “Genuine” mean to you?
Genuine to me is when you are ok with what and who you are, the good and the bad, unapologetic for what makes you, you.