Camille Syben

“Little by little, one travels far” J.R.R Tolkien

Nickname: Cami

D.O.B.: 9/12/2000

Birth city and state: San Francisco, California

Current City: Tahoe City, CA

Height: 5’8’’

Previous sports: Cyclocross, mountain biking, nordic skiing, biathlon, big mountain downhill

Years racing: I’ve never road raced before, but I’ve been competitive in other sports since I was nine

What or who inspired you to become a bike racer?

My dad has been a big influence in my biking, and the Davison sisters have been huge inspirations as well.

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

My dad, who’s constant encouragement in everything I do, as well as for instilling my love of biking at a young age

Favorite meal when training?

Oatmeal with almond butter, brown sugar, and fresh berries

The best thing about being a bike racer is?

Moments with teammates and getting to be out in nature

What is your biggest accomplishment on the bike?

NorCal 4th place JV 2017

Favorite place you’ve raced your bike and why?

Fort Ord (mountain biking) because you had a view of the ocean while racing

Favorite cross training or off-season activity?

Nordic skiing and biathlon

Best tip for a new bike racer?

Have fun

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

Stay hydrated, and remind myself every morning what my goals for the day are

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

I nordic ski and do biathlon competitively

Tell us something that others would not know about you

I’m looking forward to majoring in Biology in college. When I was a little girl I’d pretend that my bike was a horse

Favorite things to do off the bike:

  1. Hang out with friends
  2. Read
  3. Bake
  4. Hang out with my dogs
  5. Play video games (with friends)

Top 10 warmup/pre-race songs:

  1. Lean on (major lazer)
  2. It Was a Good Day (Ice Cube)
  3. It’s Only (ODESZA)
  4. RIVA (Klingande)
  5. Baby Blue (Action Bronson)
  6. Glorious (Macklemore)
  7. Intro (the xx)
  8. Radioactive (Imagine Dragons)
  9. Powerful (Major Lazer)
  10. Shots (Imagine Dragons)

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