Kat Hunter

KAT HUNTER

  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Age: 31
  • Occupation: Freelance Writer

I’m a fourth-generation Texan with roots in rural Southeast Texas. By most standards, I arrived to the sport of cycling late. I got my first road bike in 2008 at the age of 24 and discovered bike racing in 2011. I’d always been involved in sports—I played volleyball in high school, rowed for Rice Crew in college, focused on marathon training for several years, and competed in a few triathlons—but I soon discovered that cycling was my real talent and passion. In fall 2012, I became pregnant with my son, Theo, and within two weeks of giving birth in June 2013, I was back in the saddle with a renewed sense of purpose.  I felt I had something to prove: being a mom didn’t mean I wasn’t still an athlete. After a winter of dedicated training, I was stronger than I’d ever been.

I’ve primarily raced in Texas, with a few guest riding experiences at NRC events in 2012 and 2014. Last year, guest riding for FCS Cycling, I won the final stage of the Cascade Cycling Classic in Bend, Oregon. This will be my first year to race on a professional team and focus on national-level races.

My husband, Jack Mott, is my coach and most enthusiastic supporter, and Theo has been surrounded by bikes and bike people from the moment he was born. This year will be a big adventure for all three of us, and I look forward to what it will bring.

STRENGTHS

  • Climbing 100%
  • Time Trial 100%

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2014

  • 1st – Cascade Cycling Classic – Stage 5, Awbrey Butte Circuit Race
  • 6th – Overall – Joe Martin Stage Race
  • 1st – Texas State Time Trial Championship

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