Summer Moak

Champions are made from something they have deep inside them. A desire, a dream, a vision. ~ Muhammad Ali

D.O.B.: June 3, 1999

Location: Katy, Texas

Current City: Huntington Beach, California

Height: 5’4

Specialty: All around

Previous sports: none

College or High school name: Connections Academy

Nickname: Summer Time

Years racing: 5 years

Connect with Rider:

Twitter: @summermoak14

Facebook: Summer DeShea

Instagram: @summermoak14

At age 16, Summer is a 8 time National Champion and holds 6 National records. It all began when she was 11 years old and attended a summer camp at the local velodrome in Katy, Texas. The following year she attended her first Jr. Track Nationals in Frisco, Texas, where she earned her first National title and won all of the events. She ventured out onto the road in 2012, but still spent majority of her time at the track. In 2013, she entered the local crit scene with the women and found a new love! And from then on, she continued to race mostly road and track! Summer loves being a part of Twenty16! She feels that the mentors on the team and the opportunities that are given, have been key to her success!

Career Highlights

  • USA National Record Holder 2k Individual pursuit, 15-16, 2015
  • USA National Record Holder 500M TT, 15-16, 2015
  • USA National Record Holder 200M TT 15-16, 2015
  • 1st place, USA Cycling Jr. Road Nationals TT, 2015
  • 1st  place, USA Cycling Jr. Track Nationals Omnium ’11, ’12, ’13, ’14, ’15

2015

  • 1st USA Cycling Jr. Road Nationals, Time Trial, 15-16
  • 1st USA Cycling Jr. Track Nationals Omnium, 15-16
  • 1st USA Cyling Track Nationals 500M TT (national record), 15-16
  • 1st USA Cycling Track Nationals 200M TT (nationals record), 15-16
  • 1st USA Cycling Track Nationals 2k Individual pursuit (National Record), 15-16

2014

  • 2nd USA Cycling Jr. Road Nationals, Criterium, 15-16
  • 2nd USA Cycling Jr. Road Nationals, Time Trial 15-16
  • 1st USA Cycling Jr. Track Nationals Omnium, 15-16
  • 1st USA Cycling Jr. Track Nationals 2k Individual pursuit (National Record), 15-16
  • 4th USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals, 15-16

2013

  • 1st USA Cycling Jr Road Nationals, Criterium, 13-14
  • 1st USA Cycling Jr Track Nationals, Scratch Race, 13-14
  • 1st USA Cycling Jr. Track Nationals, Points Race, 13-14
  • 1st USA Cycling Jr. Track Nationals, 500 m Time Trial, 13-14
  • 4th USA Cycling Jr. Road Nationals, Time Trial, 13-14
  • 1st USA Cycling, Texas State Road Race Champion, 13-14

What inspired you to start bike racing?

I was only 12 and it just looked fun. I didn’t realize what it would lead to at the time.

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

There are so many people who inspire me that I can’t choose just one; my parents, coach, friends, family and other elite or para-cyclists. Basically, anyone who strives to their best inspires me to be a better person and racer.

Favorite subject in school...?

My favorite subject in school would be sign language.

Favorite meal when training?

Hmmm……well I feel like I am always training, so my favorite meal is when my dad grills steaks and sweet potatoes! My post ride favorite is a Bonzai Bowl (It’s a Cali thing)!

The best thing about racing bikes?

Traveling is the best thing about cycling! A nice set of legs is also a good perk ;) Oh did I mention, cute boys? It’s always bikes before boys though ☺

Favorite place you’ve raced your bike and why?

Best place I’ve ever raced my bike is in Sacramento for the Tour of California. It was BEAUTIFUL and such an amazing experience!

Favorite cross training or off season activity?

Bikram Yoga!! Or yoga in general! Love love love it!!

Best advice to give the student athlete

Learn how to manage your time wisely.

Tell us something that people wouldn't know about you?

I’m addicted to eating avocado’s.

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

Explain why it is important for an athlete to pursue education by going on to college after high school.

It’s important for an athlete to pursue an education after high school so she has something to fall back on after cycling or if something happens that leaves her unable to cycle.

What does Ridebiker Alliance mean to you?

I am very thankful for the support of Ridebiker Alliance. It’s awesome having them on board Twenty16 to support and believe in women’s cycling.

Favorite things to do off the bike:

  1. Eat
  2. Yoga
  3. Play in the sand/beach
  4. SHOP
  5. Not school

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

  1. Hotline Bling
  2. Hold me up
  3. Waves
  4. Riptide
  5. Ill Show You
  6. Sorry
  7. Stolen Dance
  8. Love Yourself
  9. Rude
  10. Rather Be

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