Jason Balden

StatsJason Balden

Currently Resides: Milwaukee
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 160
Education: Associates Degree / Graphic Design
Years Racing: 2
Racing Classifications: CAT 2 – MTB, CAT 4 – Road, CAT 4 – Cyclocross
Strengths On The Bike: Climbing and Technical – MTB, Climbing and Sprints – Road
Family: Wife – Tammi, Son – Mikah
Currently on my MP3: Industrial

Race Highlights

Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival 2013 – 89th overall starting from the way back.

Ore to Shore MTB Epic 2013 – 70th overall starting from gate 7.

WORS 2013
Sunburst Showdown #7 – 5th Place
Alterra Coffe Bean Calssic #8 – 1st Place
Reforestation Ramble #9 – 1st Place
Treadfest #10 – 3rd Place
Cascade XC #11 – 2nd Place
Wigwam MTB Cahallenge #12 – 4th Place
Criterium 2013
Great Dane Velo Club Spring Races – 5th and 6th Place
Menomonee Park Criterum – 3rd Place

In My Own Words

I spend my off-season doing: Taking time off the bike, Strength training in the gym and playing soccer.
My goals and expectations for this season are: 1st Place for WORS CAT 2 Series & 1st Place for USA Cycling Crit CAT 4 Series. I expect to do well at ToAD & I would also like to experience racing in the cyclocross series.
I started racing because: It’s fun, a great workout and it’s cheaper than racing motorcycles.
My cycling mentors and/or influences are: Anyone and everyone around me who has a positive attitude and loves to bike.
I consider my finest moment on the bike to be: Too many to mention!
The one thing I’ve done on a bike that I will never do again: Be slow… Except when I want to be.
When I’m not on my bike, I like to: Spend time with my wife and son.
Something you probably don’t know about me is: I’m actually slow on a bike!!!

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