Garrett Gerchar

Professional Cyclist and Coach

Hometown

Boulder, CO

Current

Boulder, CO

Garrett is a former professional cyclist and current bike coach at Boulder Junior Cycling, the program that helped him achieve most of his cycling goals. Garrett has competed in almost every discipline of cycling, and has competed in Cyclocross World Cups, Mountain Bike Worlds and was the 2017 Collegiate Short Track National Champion. Garrett loves using his bike as both a fitness and adventure tool to help go outside and enjoy all that nature has to offer. He loves giving back by being a junior cycling coach and spreading his love of the outdoors and cycling with the generations to come!

What does living the mountain life mean to you?

Living a mountain life means, being prepared for adventure but always respecting the unknown and all that nature has to offer!

What's one of the best decisions you've ever made?

One of the best decisions I've ever made was stepping away from my pro cycling career to focus on sharing my love of cycling with others, but also to allow myself time and space to explore the outdoors in new and exciting ways.

Describe what your perfect day in the outdoors looks like.

My perfect day in the outdoors begins with an early morning cup of coffee, and the knowledge that I’m going to be spending the whole day outside either riding my bike, hiking, or just walking around my neighborhood. It doesn't matter how long or what the weather is, being outside makes any day perfect!

What's one reason you love working with Stio?

I love working with Stio because they both inspire me to find new adventure and also have the gear to get me through anything!

Do you have any goals or objectives for the coming year?

My goals for the coming year are to bikepack more routes around Colorado, and to slow down and explore more on foot than I have in the past.

How do you create balance in your life?

I create balance by trying to listen to my body and mind, and using my free time away from coaching and work to both explore and relax, and not take the outside for granted.

What styles are you most excited about this season, and where will you be taking them?

I'm most excited about the Thermop Fleece Snap Shirt and Pinion Down Jacket, which will be my go-to for anything from a snowy dog walk to high alpine adventures!

What does Let The Outside In mean to you?

Letting the outside in means to respect, explore, and try to get out of your comfort zone. Either just out your front door or 20 miles down the trail.

Any other stories, facts, insights or advice you want to share with people?

Just a reminder that the outdoors is for everyone and it just takes one step to get there!