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Wolves on Wheels: Alex Vanderhoff

Wolves on Wheels: Alex Vanderhoff

Avid mountain biker Alex Vanderhoff shares her love of local trails. Whether you’re a rain-or-shine bike commuter, a frequenter of the downhill mountain bike trails…

Wednesday, Jun 08

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Avid mountain biker Alex Vanderhoff shares her love of local trails. Whether you’re a rain-or-shine bike commuter, a frequenter of the downhill mountain bike trails north of campus or you enjoy a mellow ride on a sunny day, we want to hear your story!

What’s your role on campus?

Marketing and Digitial Media Coordinator, Research & Innovation How long have you been riding a bike?

I’ve been riding bikes without training wheels since I was four or five years old, but I really started biking when I came to UNR for college and joined the bike team, Nevada Cycling, in 2001 and started doing mountain bike racing. What’s the most fun you’ve ever had on a bike?

Every time I mountain bike I feel like it’s the most fun I’ve ever had! I love our Tahoe, Truckee and local Reno trails. I think that Tahoe has world-class mountain biking and I’ve biked in many different states and countries! I had great fun being on the bike team in college and I can’t believe my good fortune in stumbling into that – it completely shaped my life from then on. What’s great about bike commuting to the University of Nevada, Reno?

I don’t commute regularly at this time, but I have over the years of being a student and working on campus. Not having to find parking is a huge plus, and I’ve always loved to ride through Rancho San Rafael Park if it’s on my way because it’s […]

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