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This Cyclist Wants to Inspire People of All Sizes to Get Into the Sport

This Cyclist Wants to Inspire People of All Sizes to Get Into the Sport

Name : Brian Benavente Age: 32 Hometown: Portland, Oregon Occupation: Barista Time Cycling: Ever since I was a child, with a little break before the…

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Name : Brian Benavente
Age: 32
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Occupation: Barista
Time Cycling: Ever since I was a child, with a little break before the pandemic started.
Reason for Cycling: I cycle to explore and find more appreciation for the area that I am in.

My father was in the military, so exploring the bases on my bike felt like the best hobby for any military kid. But I really got into cycling around 2010 because I watched the Tour De France for the first time and gained a big interest in road cycling . It was attractive to me due to the balance of beautiful scenery along with insane endurance efforts . Not too long after that, I got my first road bike. Then, fast forward to March 2020, and my love for gravel cycling became a thing.

The second part of my cycling journey started with gravel cycling . I didn’t know much of the area in Portland, but just explored it on my bike. No plans or apps, I just wanted to explore the city. Because Portland isn’t the biggest city, it is truly a delight to explore via bike.

One way I’ve become more involved in the cycling community was through All Bodies on Bikes . My introduction to All Bodies on Bikes started with the Shimano’s video , which featured founders Kailey Kornhauser and Marley Blonsky.
Besides living in the same region as both Marley (at the time) and Kailey, I took the purpose of the group to […]

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