2016 ABRA Rider of the Year

Levi Kramer

Levi Kramer
Levi Kramer
We’re pleased to announce the 2016 Arizona Rider of the Year is Levi Kramer (FASTER Cycling)! The Rider of the Year is an annual award given to an Arizona rider based upon their contributions to the sport. At only 18 years of age, Levi represents the future of Arizona cycling.

Thank you Levi for all of your hard work and dedication!

ABRA Board

Education:

AAEC High School (2013-2015)

Online High School (2015-present)

Employment:

Epic Valet

Cycling results (2016):

Track Nationals Team Pursuit: 1st
Track Nationals Individual Pursuit: 5th
USA Cycling Track National Hour Record: (May 8th, 2016-Nov 21st, 2016)
Arizona State TT Championships: 1st
Arizona Copper Cup: 1st

I am so blessed to be able to race, cycling is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. The freedom it gives you, the opportunity to see the world and roads we drive in a new way. I doubt I will ever race as a pro, but I can guarantee that I will continue to enjoy riding for now and through college.
– Levi Kramer

About Levi

“I have tried multiple sports throughout the course of my life, but cycling has stuck out among all of them. It gives you this freedom, and sense of peace. All of my problems seem to vanish the second I step my leg over the top tube. Cycling also has pushed me further in some aspects of life than others have; pain tolerance, mentality, toughness, strategizing, and tenacity are things I have found to have massively improved.

‘When your legs scream stop and you lungs are bursting, that’s when it starts. That’s the hurt locker. Winners love it in there’ – Chris McCormack

I first started riding 7 years ago, with no solid results for a long time. Over the course of the first 2 years I worked on just trying to have fun with the sport. Then in 2014; I won Tucson Bicycle Classic junior race by 18 seconds, and that’s when I started enjoying racing. This same year was the year I first won a state title and first really got into track. Over the course of 2014-2016 I had the opportunity to win ASU criterium, several junior race wins, 7 state championships between racing in Oregon and Arizona, a national hour record, and a national championship in the team pursuit.