Rachel Byus

RACHEL BYUS

  • Location: Tempe, AZ
  • Age: 29
  • Occupation:  FCS Team Manager, Artist, Cyclist

At the age of 4, I learned to ride and started out as a BMX racer. My parents helped run the local track and supported me as I developed. In 2007 I joined FCS, where I was new to road cycling. I met and was mentored by some great people in the cycling community, which allowed me to train hard and improve. During this time I was able to secure a cycling scholarship at Lindenwood University where I graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Studio Art. Concurrent with going to school I became the manager of the women’s FCS Cycling Team, a position that I have held for a few years. Working behind the scenes, I work on the logistics for the team, with whatever needs to be done. All the hard effort is worth is when we see the girls smiling on the podium at some of the biggest races in the U.S.

This team is my family, although we lose some members and get new ones other times, I do it for them. I am excited about 2015, women’s cycling is growing and getting more recognition, and so is our team. I’m excited for bigger things to come!

STRENGTHS

  • Domestique 100%
  • Sprinting 100%

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2015

  • Team Manager

2014

  • 3rd Arizona State Championships, Cat 2

2013

  • 1st O’Fallon Grand Prix Omnium
  • 2nd Marian University’s 17th Annual Midwest Classic
  • 5th Tour of St. Louis, Team Time Trial
  • 6th University of Michigan Criterium
  • 6th Edwardsville Rotary Criterium
  • 7th MSU Get Tough, Road Race and Time Trial
  • 9th Bloomington Jaycee Criterium 1
  • 1th USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals

2012

• All Around & Endurance Mountain Bike MWCCC Conf. Champion

• 9th – Collegiate National Criterium Championships

• 5th – Collegiate National Track Championship: Team Pursuit

• 2nd – Marian University Midwest Classic

2011

• Overall and Endurance Mountain Bike Champion, MWCCC Division

• 1st – Short Track, and Cross Country. Ripon Regional Championship

2010

• 1st – Piney Hills Stage Race- Mountain Bike

• 1st – Texas Criterium Championships

2008

• 1st – Texas State Criterium Championships

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