JUSTIN MITCHELL

windrockJustin has spent the better part of his life on two wheels. His cycling experience ranges from multiday self supported touring to skatepark/street riding and to say Justin is passionate about all things with two wheels is putting it lightly. He grew up racing the national BMX circuit, and spending most of his daylight hours on his backyard BMX track and hasn’t stopped living a lifestyle focused on all things two wheels since. Beyond the BMX track, he has competed in 24 hours races, lung burning cyclocross events, crossed well beyond his comfort zone at downhill races and survived to tell the tale of the grueling yet nirvana like nature of local endurance races such as PMBAR and Double Dare.

Putting his passion into practice, his race resume consists of BMX titles, cyclocross wins, Tennessee Cross Country State Champion, and downhill racing podiums. Justin is a rider who prides himself on his well rounded experience on two wheels and an intimate knowledge of the trails in Pisgah National Forest. “A lifetime of cycling has ensured that I keep it fresh. Every few years I have challenged myself to take on a new discipline of cycling that resulted in a variety of skills that make up my own unique style of riding. On the trail it’s all smiles and good times whether I am on a chairlift with my downhill bike, out for a short after work ride with my dog Willo or an epic day of single track with my crew.”

He gives back to the cycling community that has given him so much by working with local bicycle advocacy groups, hosting the annual Green Home Bicycle Tour, promoting numerous underground mountain bike events and alleycat races. He has worked directly with Mayors and city councils as the Chairman of the Greenways Commission and held the title of the Great Commuter Race Champion of Nashville by racing his bike against cars to raise awareness of benefits of alternative transportation.

SKILLS: Cycling

HOMETOWN: Nashville, TN

RESIDES: Asheville, NC

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
TN Mtn bike champion 2003-2004
Co-founder of Yazoo Brewing Racing
3rd place SWANK 65 single speed 2008
Founder of the Pisgah Brewing / Industry Nine Racing Team