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Why I Ride: Meet Emmett Culp, Lovejoy Service Writer


Why do you love bikes?

Whether you're on a chill ride through the park or going full-gas in competition, a bicycle will always be fun!

What's your favorite bike memory?

In 2015, I traveled to Canadian Track Championships to compete in the Elite Men's Omnium. I'd never raced at that level before, but I was determined to compete and see the results. Lining up next to professionals and Canada's best track racers was surreal. After six hard races, I finished 17th overall. The lessons I learned at that track have never left me.

Why do you work in the bike industry?

I want to help other people have great experiences on the bike.

What's your favorite type of riding?

Track racing!

Tell us a story:

My very first century ride in the Indiana countryside was the first time I'd ridden any distance over fifty miles. On an older aluminum Cannondale with worn out components, I got my first taste of what a long day on the road felt like. I loved it, and haven't stopped riding since.

We asked Emmett what his must-haves for training and racing are: Shop the collection HERE.