Mallory Bryan

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do” – Steve Jobs

Nickname: Goofy

D.O.B.: August 8, 2004

Birth city and state: Tampa, Florida

Current City: Land O’ Lakes

Height: 5’-0”

Specialty: Criterium, Time Trials and Cyclocross

Previous sports: Soccer, Triathlons, Swim, Dance, Karate and Horseback Riding

Years racing: 1 ½ Years

Mallory started cycling in February of 2014. She competed in triathlons for 2 years prior to her first bike race and played soccer since she was 5 years old. Mallory had a passion for the cycling event in triathlons and has now transitioned to focus on just cycling. In September of 2014, she discovered cyclocross and has not looked back. The soccer cleats were hung up so she could concentrate on cyclocross during the fall. Mallory started middle school in August and is maintaining her honor roll status in the gifted/advanced IB program. Mallory makes sure to balance school work with cycling to stay on the honor roll.

Mallory loves her dogs and is looking forward to volunteering at her local animal shelter in the upcoming months. Mallory loves cycling and is excited to join the Twenty16 family and learn from her older and more experienced teammates.

Career Highlights

  • 1st Girls, 9-10 Florida State Criterium Championship, 2014
  • 1st Girls, 9-11 Florida State Cyclocross Championship, 2014 - 2015
  • 1st Girls, 11-12 Florida State Criterium Championship, 2015
  • 1st Girls, 11-12 Florida State Road Race Championship, 2015
  • 1st Girls, 11-12 Georgia Cycling Grand Prix (TT and Criterium), 2015

2015

  • 4th Women’s Category 4 Criterium, Race for Humanity
  • 5th Women’s Category 4, Criterium, Swamp Classic
  • 1st Women’s Category 4, Cyclocross, Veteran’s Memorial Race
  • 3rd Women’s Category 4, Cyclocross, WAR Race #1

2014

  • *1st Girls, 9-10, Criterium, Central Florida Junior Cycling
  • 1st Girls, 9-10, RR, TT and Crit, Chain of Lakes Cycling Classic
  • 1st Girls, 9-10 Ocala Stage Race
  • 1st Girls, 9-10, Road Race, Palm Beach 100 Cycling Classic
  • **7th Women’s Category 4, Criterium, Gearlink Cup

*First bike race, **First Women’s Category 4 Race

What inspired you to become a bike racer?

I participated in Triathlons for 2 years. I enjoyed the cycling portion more than the other events so I decided to focus on cycling

Who is an inspiration to you in your life, both on and off the bike?

My parents. They work hard to provide me the opportunity and resources to succeed in life, the classroom and on the bicycle. My mom has volunteered at local race events and my dad has become a race official

Favorite meal when training?

Smoothies and Salad

The best thing about being a bike racer is?

Traveling to new places and seeing the country and learning from each race experience no matter what the results are

What is your biggest accomplishment on the bike?

Competing at age 10 and 11 in numerous Women’s Category 4 Races (Criterium, Time Trials and Cyclocross) and making the podium

Favorite place you’ve raced your bike and why?

Covington, Georgia. The area was very pretty, great race courses and had nice places to visit when not racing

Favorite cross training or off season activity?

Cyclocross and BMX

Best tip for a new bike racer?

It hurts but it is well worth it

What are one or two things that you do daily that are the key to your success?

Keeping things balanced between school and the bike, going to the gym

If you weren’t bike racing what would you be?

Playing soccer and competing on my local swim team

What is something that nobody would know about you?

I can (almost) ride a unicycle

TWENTY16 has an emphasis on education with the initiation of our Junior Scholarship program in 2015. http://teamtwenty16.com/education.htm Why is continued education important?

Continued education is important because nothing is guaranteed with cycling. If something happens and the cycling career comes to a stop, continuing education can help provide a transition to success in life off the bike.

 What does Ridebiker Alliance mean to you?

Supporting and assisting the growth of cycling clubs at the local and national level.

Favorite things to do off the bike:

  1. Sleep
  2. Hang out with friends
  3. Play with my dogs
  4. Jump on the trampoline
  5. Practicing on my pogo stick

Top 10 warmup/pre-race songs on your iPod:

  1. A.M. – One Direction
  2. Clouds – One Direction
  3. Perfect – One Direction
  4. History – One Direction
  5. Let’s Go – Def Leppard
  6. Focus – Ariana Grande
  7. Inner Ninja – Classified with David Myles
  8. Sorry – Justin Bieber
  9. Purpose – Justin Bieber
  10. Hey Everybody – 5SOS

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