Bikes, Guitars, Carpentry, Motorcycles: Cyclist Colin Strickland Is a Jack of All Trades

There’s no doubt Colin Strickland is a great cyclist. But like most people, there’s more than meets the eye.

“Riding in the world tour at age 32 was not my dream.” With that statement alone, cyclist Colin Strickland knows how to captivate an audience. Sure, he’s won the Unbound Gravel Race (formerly known as the Dirty Kanza), raced in the U.S. Elite National Championships, Gravel Worlds, and more, but as Strickland says, that wasn’t the goal.

In this video, Strickland doesn’t present us with race-day hype or talk about his craziest ride. Nope, he strums an electric guitar, tinkers with his BMW motorcycle, talks about living in Austin, Texas, and why he loves bikes.

“When faced with the decision to take racing to the next level Colin Strickland chose his own path as he has always done,” teases the film description.

Strickland went from road racing to gravel to crit races (and beyond). And now, he’s slowed his pace (don’t worry, he still rides) and simply does what makes him happy. This video is just a small glimpse inside his character, his career, and his current projects.

Wahoo Fitness’ “Frontiers” YouTube series started at the beginning of 2020. Now, in the last week of the year, the fifth and final “Frontiers” episode is here. Vermont Social and Wahoo Fitness produced this short film.

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Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.

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