Performance Bicycle Racing Profile – Cara Applegate

Meet Elite Rider Cara Applegate

Age: 32
USCF: Category 1
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Current: Asheville, NC
Profession: Accountant

Cara has been for cycling for over 13 years. Her husband is a coach with Carmichael Training Systems, and an elite rider. Together they have 3 National Champions wins in the tandem division. Cara has claimed numerous first place titles in Road, Cyclocross, Time Trialing and Mountain Biking.

How long have you been racing?

2010 marks my 14th season of competitive racing.

Who or what inspired you to start racing?

I had a void to fill after my competitive swimming season ended, and cycling was an easier sport to adapt to as a bulky swimmer than running. Ultimately what keeps my coming back is the thrill of competition and a desire to maintain lifetime fitness. Read more of this post

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