USACYCLING  • Kelsey Urban
Kelsey Urban Athlete Bio
Mountain Bike

Kelsey Urban

D.O.B August 4, 1998
Hometown Kentfield, California
School Stanford University '20
Residence Kentfield, California
Pro Teams Rouleur Development Team (2019-Present)

Meet the Athlete

Kelsey grew up on the back of her family's four seat tandem, on the way to ice cream and the next adventure. As she got older, she fell in love with two wheels for the unparalleled sense of freedom coupled with unbeatable access to the outdoors. When she was 15, she joined her high school mountain bike team and found an incredible group of older girls who showed her how fun competition could be at the NICA races. The next year, she was invited to race in Canada with the US National Team, and the rest is history! Her career highlights are U23 National Champion (2019), seventh at World Cup Finals (2019), Short Track National Champion (2016) and six-year national team member.

What are your pre-race rituals?

Morning meditation, some journaling, pre-race pancakes and then a mini-dance party!

Morning meditation, some journaling, pre-race pancakes and then a mini-dance party!

What is your favorite quote or piece of advice to live by?

“If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” -T.S. Eliot

“If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” -T.S. Eliot

Points of Interest

Urban POI 1

Crossing the line after my first top ten World Cup finish and getting to hug my best friend and competitor, Haley Batten.

Finishing on my first elite podium after four years of struggling with undiagnosed migraines.

Urban POI 2
Urban POI 3

Being back at World Championships in 2019 and racing my heart out!

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