Rider Profile

Petra Schmidtmann

Hometown

Nederland, Colorado

Age

16

Height

5'9"

Social Media

About Petra

• What got you into riding?
"My parents wanted me to get into a sport and my dad used to race when he was younger and thought I should try cycling. Since then I’ve been in love with the sport and haven’t stopped."

• At what age did you start?
"I started cycling at 9."

• What inspires you?
"My inspiration comes from elite riders who push themselves to their limits. It comes from master riders because even though they might not be winning all of the races they’re still doing what they love. It comes from juniors who dream beyond the stars. But it especially comes from my family, immediate friends, and community."

• What is the best part of being on the LUX team?
"The best part of being on the LUX team is that it’s built of juniors of all ages working together, with different skill sets of riding, but have similar dreams to further their cycling."

• Who is your favorite super hero?
"My favorite superhero is the Honey Badger. OK, not real, but would have a rocket powered bike and snuff out bullies everywhere! 'Look , up in the sky!'"

• If you could have any super power, what would it be?
"Rocket Power!"

Highlights

2017

1s JW 15-16 Time Trial, Crit & Road Race Colorado State Championship
2nd Varsity Colorado High School Mountain Bike State Championship
2nd JW 15-16 Cyclocross National Championship
1st Women U21 Fat Bike World Championship

2016

3rd SW 4 Colorado Crit State Championships
2nd JW 15-16 & Women 11-22 Cyclocross National Championship
2nd JW 15-16 Team Pursuit Track Nationals
1st JV Colorado High School Mountain Bike State Championship

Fun Facts

#1: "I lived in Mexico for 5 years."
#2: "I learned how to ride two-wheels on a motorcycle before a bicycle."
#3: "At races, people call me the Honey Badger or Squeak."