|07/15/2023||Albia Holy Cow|
|06/17/2023||Waukon One Hundred|
|05/20/2023||Silver City Century|
|Primary Discipline(s)||Road Cycling / Criterium, Gravel Cycling, Road Running|
|Bucket List Race||Belgian Waffle Ride - San Diego|
|Post-Race Drink||LaCroix Sparkling Water|
|Off-Day Activity||Cooking tons of healthy good food for the week|
Hey there friends! My name is Ian Breitlow; I am a "fast roots" racer and I am super excited to apply for the Colletivo Competition Team! I am a gravel racer currently calling Omaha Nebraska home base. However, I have taken cycling with me around the Midwest. I grew up mountain biking and cross-country skiing in the Mississippi River valley of Minnesota, got introduced to racing at University of Wisconsin-Platteville in southwestern Wisconsin, fell in love with gravel during my two-year stint in Iowa City, Iowa, and just finished my first Gravel Worlds in the "flat lands" of eastern Nebraska. I am a civil engineer specializing in geotechnical (soils) engineering. My unique situation of observing the landscapes and roads from a gravel bike and from a construction site has been incredible. I know local roads where new development is planned from biking, and I can answer questions about road maintenance and materials on the group rides. I humbly ride for a local hipster club team based in Iowa City called the Johnson County Flyers, but have a collegiate team I still represent at races. I love having connections to the cycling communities from all of my homes in the Midwest. P.S. I also am committed to cross training with my fiancé - I have to the 2023 Austin Marathon on the books!
I participate in the grassroots gravel events the Midwest is known for, but I train and race such that I call them Fastroot events!