Allie Dragoo

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. - Thessalonians 5:16-18

Name: Allie     

Nickname: Allie Oop

D.O.B.: 12/17/1989                

Birth city and state: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Current City: Grand Rapids

Height: 5’9

Specialty: TT & Stage racing

Previous sports: Hockey, Golf, BMX

Years racing: 5

Colleges attended: Marian University

Degree: Physical Education

Personal Website link:

Instagram link: @AllieOop365

Facebook link: www.facebook.com/AllieOop365

Twitter link: @AllieOop 365

Allie grew up in Michigan playing hockey and racing BMX with her brothers. She also played golf and was on scholarship until she was offered a four-cross scholarship where she took advantage of racing bikes in college. Allie graduated from Marian University where she raced track, cyclocross, mountain bike, BMX, and road bikes.

Allie is a follower of Jesus. She loves her family time and keeping up with her friends. She has a servants heart and loves to help others. Allie really likes to listen to podcasts, color, and write in her journal.

Career Highlights:

  • 1st GC Cascade Cycling Classic (2017)
  • 2nd Cascade Cycling Classic Time Trial (2017)
  • 3rd Cascade Cycling Classic Stage 1 (2017)
  • 5th Healthy Aging Tour Stage 3 (2017)
  • 5th Team Time Trial World Championship (Doha, 2016)
  • USA Road Race Team World Championships (Doha, 2016)
  • 1st Energiewacht Tour Stage 3 (2016)
  • 1st Andersen Banducci Twilight Crit (2015)
  • 1st Tour of Utah Stage 1 (2015)
  • 2nd US Pro Challenge Time Trial (2015)

2017

  • 1st GC Cascade Cycling Classic
  • 2nd Cascade Cycling Classic Time Trial
  • 3rd Cascade Cycling Classic Stage 1
  • Most Aggressive Rider Stage 2 Colorado Classic
  • 5th Healthy Aging Tour Stage 3

2016

  • Team Time Trial World Championship
  • USA Road Race Team World Championships
  • 1st Team Time Trial AMGEN Tour of California
  • 1st Energiewacht Tour Stage 3

What inspired you to become a bike racer?

I have always raced bikes and the opportunity to race road bikes professionally and taking my gift as a cyclist to a higher level was an inspiration to me. To work hard and give my best effort not only for myself but to my teammates because I love team work.

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

I am inspired by people who are disabled and continues to persevere. Those people remind me that I have a functional body and should be grateful and not complain.

Favorite meal when training?

Salad with the works (duh), my yogurt bowls, and coffee.   

The best thing about being a bike racer is?

Connecting with people from all over the world, traveling, and teamwork.

What is your biggest accomplishment on the bike?

Winning the team time trial at AMGEN in 2016. We worked really hard, showed up early to look at the course, and communicated well. That was awesome.

Favorite place you’ve raced your bike and why?

Thuringen, Germany

Favorite cross training or off season activity?

Going to the gym, running, and going for walks.

Best tip for a new bike racer?

Most importantly: have fun and ask questions no matter what. Winning is very hard, hard work is very rewarding, enjoy the small victories in each race - - whether it’s doing your job successfully and getting 80th or getting bottles from the car you are very important.

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

Pray. Remind myself that I am more than capable and that the discipline of working hard will pay off in all aspects of life.


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

A teacher of some sort.

If you could spend 10 days anywhere, where would it be?

Either home in Michigan because it’s home or the mountains.

Favorite things to do off the bike:

  1. Stay involved with church and my relationship with Jesus (on the bike too).
  2. Be with family and friends
  3. Drink coffee
  4. Journal

Top 5 warmup/pre-race songs on your iPod:

I usually don't listen to music, I try to get in touch with myself and prepare that way.

Favorite things to eat.

  1. Yogurt
  2. PB2 peanut butter
  3. Salads
  4. Rosemary Bread/any tasty bread
  5. Fruit

One thing people may not know about me is that when I was little I was in dance. I did not like it AT ALL and told my mom I wanted to quit. She said I had to finish the year out and I could be done- so I did, and at the end of my last recital I took my dance shoes off and handed them to my mom and said, “there I am done!” Now, all I can think about is maybe those years of dance weren’t so bad as my dance moves now are similar to those at a retirement home. whoops.


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