www.TrevorDeRuise.com


Date of birth:
1992.01.26
Hometown:
Reno, NV, USA
Sponsors:
Audi, Specialized,
Hobbies:
Dirt bikes, writing, nutrition
Favourite athletes:
Katerina Nash, Todd Wells, Ryan Villopoto

BIO

Trevor DeRuisé is a professional XC mountain bike racer for Audi/Specialized residing in the Reno-Tahoe area. A member of the USA National Team for the last two years, Trevor aspires to be a top mountain bike racer in North America.


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2013: Two-time USA XC National Team Athlete
  • 2013: Two-Time Silver Medalist at USA Mountain Bike National Championships in Super-D
  • 2013: Top U23 and 15th overall at La Ruta de los Conquistadores
  • 2014: 1st Men’s Pro Northstar Championship XC
  • 2014: 1st Men’s Pro Ridin’ High at the Ranch
  • 2014: 3rd Men’s Pro Shasta Lemurian Classic
  • 2014: Founder and coach of Reno-Tahoe Junior Cycling, one of the largest youth cycling groups on the west coast.

INTERVIEW 2014.10.02

What are you looking for to accomplish?

My goal is to become the top American cross-country mountain bike racer and to inspire others to follow their dreams.

"Trevor DeRuisé"

What would be your greatest achievement?

Being selected to race for Team USA at the 2013 and 2014 North American World Cups.

What kind of difficulties does your sport’s performance involve?

The biggest challenge is the training and hard work that competing at the top level requires. Being on the bike every day and digging deep in the gym can be tough on some days, but it has to be done.

"Trevor DeRuisé"

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

When all of the hard work pays off and I can just mesh with the trail and pull away from the pack, it’s all worth it.

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

Either in the gym, at the TrainerRoad office, or on all of our local Reno-Tahoe trails. As soon as the snow falls I’m in California until Spring.

"Trevor DeRuisé"

What do you do during your training which is key to your success?

The biggest thing is putting in the miles on the bike. I choose to do the majority of my riding on the dirt, rather than the road, which keeps my descending skills sharp year-round.

What are you most nervous about when competing?

As long as I’ve prepared correctly, I’m not nervous.

"Trevor DeRuisé"

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

My girlfriend, Sierra Davies. She’s at every single one of my races, no matter how far away.

What is the best piece of advice you have been ever given?

If you’re going to do something, do it right.

"Trevor DeRuisé"

What are your future plans?

Right now I am focusing on the Pro XCT series in the United States, in preparation for the World Cups in 2016. Beyond that, I want to establish myself as a contender at all high caliber UCI events.

What are your tips for those who begin now?

Understand your goals within the sport and start formulating a plan to reach them. Finding help from a coach or local pro is good, but the best thing you can do is have an unwavering work ethic.

"Trevor DeRuisé"