Team Stages

Michael Umbarger

San Francisco, California

Main Focus
Bucket List RaceAll of the Epic Rides series
Post-Race DrinkBeer

I am 35 years old and love to ride my mountain bikes. I grew up riding trials competitively and when I was 17 I was part of the US team that was sent to the 2001 World Mountain Biking Championships. After college I lost some of my interest in bikes for a few years after getting burnt out on trials. After moving to San Francisco in 2011 I started riding bikes again (road, cx/gravel, and mountain bikes). I started racing CX in 2014, and started racing mountain bikes in cross country races in 2015. I ride as much as I can, and although I am not the fastest I am always having fun and enjoying being outside and pushing myself. I try to ride as much as I can year round, however my weekends during the winter are fairly busy as I am a volunteer ski patroller at Squaw Valley ski resort in Lake Tahoe.