For Alec, it all started with his grandfather, a young bicycle messenger. A friend of his grandfather’s thought he was pretty fast and took him to a bike race. Alec’s grandfather was immediately hooked, and eventually introduced the sport to his three sons. The youngest son, Alec’s father, Jesse, got Alec riding at the age of 10. With the help of his dad, Alec’s skills improved. He got faster. He learned racing tactics. And, after a while, he even learned how to change a flat own his own.
Alec currently races as a Cat 2, and hopes to upgrade to a Cat 1 in the near future. In 2011, racing with the Senior men, Alec placed sixth in the Cat 3 Walburg Road Race and seventh in the Cat 2/3 Lago Vista Road Race. In the 15-16 year old criterium at Junior Nationals, Alec placed fifth and earned a National Championship medal.
Alec is a Junior at Churchill High School (class of 2013!). Besides cycling he enjoys both playing and watching basketball (GO SPURS GO) and football. Alec credits the often-humbling nature of bike racing for helping him become a better person and making the right choices. He hopes to one-day race on a big pro team, but first he wants to win a big race for his mom, and the rest of his incredibly supportive family.