Nic Beechan – Professional Mountain Cyclist

Growing up in the mountain town of Idyllwild, CA, I also grew up riding a mountain bike. I began racing mountain bikes at age 13, and went on to place 3rd at NORBA nationals that year. However, inspired by sister Ashley, I ran cross country and track at Hemet High School. I continued my running career for 5 more years at the NCAA D1 level as a walk-on athlete attending the University of California Riverside to obtain a degree in mechanical engineering. Having been plagued by injury and limited success as a distance runner, I returned to cycling in June with an exceptional aerobic capacity and awareness of the conditioning, maintenance and nutrition necessary to excel as an elite athlete. After two months of my return to Cross Country mountain bike racing, I won the Cat 1 19-29 Cross Country and Short Track events at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championship. I now have a pro license, and aspire to get back on the national and even an international podium. I mountain bike everyday because the best days are the ones that I am on my bike and in the wilderness.

Upcoming Events
March 12: Pro XCT #1/US Cup #2, Bonelli XC #1, San Dimas, CA

April 2: USA Cycling Pro XCT #2/US Cup #3, Fontana XC, Fontana, CA

April 9: USA Cycling Pro XCT #3/US Cup #4, Bonelli XC #2, San Dimas, CA

April 16: USA Cycling Pro XCT #4, Sea Otter Classic, Monterey, CA

April 29: Epic Ride Series, The Wiskey Off-Road, Epic Rides, Prescott AZ

May 14-15: US Cup #5 Santa Ynez Valley Classic, Los Olivos, CA

May 20-22: Epic Ride Series, Grand Junction off road (40mi), Epic Rides, Grand Junction, CO

June 4: USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championship, Columbia County, Ga.

June 4: US Cup #6 Big Bear Shootout #1, Big Bear, CA

June 17-19: Epic Ride Series, Carson City off-road, Epic Rides, Cason City NV

June 18: USA Cycling Pro XCT #5, Missoula XC (U.S. Cup), Missoula, MT

June 18: US Cup #7 Big Bear Shootout #2, Big Bear, CA

June 23-26: USA Cycling Pro XCT #6, Chile Challenge, Angel Fire, NM

July 12-17: USA Cycling Mountain Bike Nationals, Mammoth Lakes, CA

July 23: USA Cycling Pro XCT 7, WORS Cup, Portage, WI

July 30: Pro XCT 8, Boston Rebellion XC, Walpole, MA

August 7-16: (7,14) Crankworx Whistler, Canada

August 13-14: USA Cycling Pro XCT #9, Windham Pro XCT Windham, NY


Instagram: @nicbeechan