Jari Kirkland

Jari Kirkland podium 24-hour Nationals

Hometown: Crested Butte, CO

Age 36

2 time 24 Hour Solo National, 2012,2010; 2 time Breckenridge 100 winner; 2nd at Growler 2012; 5th Adventure Racing World Championships 2011; 1st Sweden Stockholm adventure race 2011; 3 time member on the US Ski Mountaineering team; 1st Vail Winter Games SkiMo race; 1st place Crested Butte Classic 2009


Favorite Pre-race/Post-race foods: Pre-race would be something healthy, like kale and quinoa and veggies; Post-race would be a hamburger


Bike of Choice: Focus Raven 29er


Race of Choice: Any 100-mile mountain bike race that has technical singletrack


Favorite Doctor: Doogie Howser. Ha, Dr. G. of course


Favorite Mexican Dish:  Loaded nachos


What has cycling meant to me?:  Facing my fears, overcoming obstacles in both life and while riding, and friendships that will last forever


What do you do to give back to cycling?:  I would love to coach and put on clinics, especially for women


Dr. Griggs has taught me:  Hopefully I realize that as much as riding my bike is awesome, there is life after racing


Favorite Role Model: My mom because she is just plain rad


Favorite bird to hunt and why:  Flamingo (because I like pink)


2013 Race Schedule

Whiskey 50

Growler (Full)

24 Hour National Championships

Leadville 100

Firecracker 50

Marathon National Championships