About Chris


    My name is Chris Watkins and I am a 26-year-old mountain bike racer from Gainesville, FL and a proud new father of a beautiful baby girl. 

    I have had a passion for cycling since I was 15 years old, when I started riding road bikes recreationally. Shortly thereafter, I became interested in racing and started competing in road races. At age 19 I fell in love with mountain biking as a way to cross train for road racing. I started racing mountain bikes when I was 20 and I became serious about racing while I was a student at UF. 

    I have been a professional bicycle mechanic for the last 10 years, working in a full service retail shop.

    This year, 2014, will be my fourth season pursuing serious competition in the sport. I compete in numerous events throughout Florida, the southeast, and the nation each year including the Florida State Championship Series, Bump N Grind in Alabama, and the 12-Hours of Tsali in North Carolina. This year I plan to compete in the Florida State Championship series.

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