pR Rider Spotlight – Mark Braun

pR Rider Spotlight – Mark Braun


Name: Mark Braun

Hometown: I have lived all over…military brat

Current Home: Parker, CO

Discipline: Mountain

When did you join pedal? 2013

How long have you been riding and racing? This time, 2 years. Took a 10 year break prior to that.

What is your absolute favorite road or trail to ride? Almost anything in Fraser Valley

What piece of bike equipment/gear can you not live without? Garmin 810, I feel like going home once I have realized I left it. Also, Honey Stinger chews, they are almost like eating gummy bears.

Favorite thing to do when you’re NOT riding your bike? Photography

Favorite motivational quote/saying? “The older I get the better I was”

Best race experience or highlight? Finishing my first mountain bike ultra 100. Way back in the day when Vail was running their ultra 100.

What are your goals for 2016? This year is all about trying to gain speed by getting my body down to race weight.