Joaquin started riding fixed gear bikes in high school, and participating in unsanctioned criteriums and alleycats in his early twenties. In 2013, he turned his passion for bikes into a job as a full-time bike messenger in Austin, Texas.
During the 2015 racing season, Joaquin competed in cyclocross, road, and fixed gear races throughout the state and across the country. His top finishes included winning the Category 2 state championship in both criterium and cyclocross, as well as a podium in a UCI C2 cyclocross race.
Outside of riding, Joaquin loves to spend his days with his three year old daughter Zophie.