Name: Khem Suthiwan
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Occupation: Regulatory manager, energy industry
Time Cycling: Since 2009 as an adult
Reason for Cycling: Cycling started out as just one piece of the triathlon puzzle when I started the sport in 2009 with Team In Training. This eventually evolved into a social activity amongst various groups of friends who I race with, others who I do charity and recreational fun rides, and some who are my dirt besties. I wouldn’t trade anything in the world for these awesome people!
I rode bikes just like any kid growing up: single speed with the back-pedal brake, and I’d ride up and down the block leaving skid marks (on purpose) on the sidewalk. My parents always made me ride on the sidewalks, as our neighborhood was not very cycling-friendly.
It wasn’t until I became adult, when I got bored with running marathons and decided to give triathlons a go, that I truly got into cycling.
My start with cycling began with my involvement in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training program , and since 2006, I have helped to raise more than $100,000 in the fight against blood cancers over the years. I still raise money and ride for LLS, and have added the MS Society, with my participation in their two-day Bike MS events in honor of my friend, Nicole, to my list.
In 2009, I had been running and coaching marathoners with the LLS Team In Training program . One of […]