February 8, 2015 in Athletes and Team Bios

Chris Cloyd

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Big Blue Adventure Ambassador

Working as a fitness professional since 2006, Chris has built a brand working with athletes of all backgrounds – from Olympians to aspiring youth. He currently manages US Olympic Gold Medalist Julia Mancuso’s Performance Training Center in Truckee, CA and works as a trainer and coach for over 2 dozen professional and nationally-competitive athletes, including world-class skiers, snowboarders, cyclists, and triathletes. This year his clients included a World Champion and a US Olympian.

Chris stays actively competitive in the running, cycling, and triathlon communities, and has been focused on International distance triathlon these past few seasons. This upcoming season’s goal include a defense of his Lake Tahoe Triathlon crown, a win at the Donner Lake International Triathlon, and a new course record at the Burton Creek Half Marathon.

Chris is an avid “lifestyle” cyclist and a full-time bike commuter, and has applied his love of cycling to the greater good. In 2009, Chris founded the TakeYourBike project, a non-profit committed to spreading commuter-cycling advocacy in metropolitan areas here in the United States. Chris and a handful of other TYB teammates pedaled from Vancouver, BC to Tecate, Mexico – a 3-country bike tour – to help illustrate the viability of the bicycle as a vehicle of transportation and the amazing experiences you can find on two wheels.

Chris is also a former professional musician, and although he’ll tell you he’s washed up now, he still stays active in the music world and supports a number of artists on upright and electric bass.

Of course, as a full-time resident of the Lake Tahoe community, Chris is hopelessly addicted to snowboarding and backcountry touring, and spends as much time as possible out in our great Sierra wilderness in the winter months.