Mike has been an avid cyclist since the early 90's riding in the DFW area. He mostly participated in group and charity rides like the MS150, as well as mountain biking with friends. He worked in bike shops through high school and college, and recently owned and operated a bike service, parts, and accessories shop of his own in Spring, TX. He currently works as a bike mechanic at Tru Tri Sports in Cypress. He began racing a couple of mountain bike races back in 1994, but didn't start racing regularly until 2009. He currently races Cat 2 MTB XC and endurance races and occasionally dabble in other disciplines like triathlon, road racing and cyclocross - but he mostly enjoys watching his two daughters race. His "home trail" is Cypresswood Trail in Spring where he has adopted of the Sidewinder trail, which he and his family keep trimmed and maintained.