Paul Olson

What I love about riding and racing a bike is the adrenaline rush. Pushing yourself to places that you never thought possible. The freedom that a bicycle provides is unparalleled, except possibly skating on west bay with ice as smooth as glass, unfortunately this only happens a few times in life.

From the first time I wore the Hagerty kit it made me faster, being on a team is highly motivating. The team comradery, training rides, espresso stops to name a few are the best parts of racing for Hagerty. The ability to ride and race with many state champions is an opportunity that I relish.

The proudest moments in my life are the births of our two children Kelley and Jack without doubt. I am a very lucky man to have such a supportive family. On the bike it has to be a top 30 overall in my first iceman and winning my first race at rock road 50/50. Life off the bike includes a lot of projects around the house, watching our kids play sports and Sunday dinners with family and friends.

 I am lucky enough to be a chef in this great community that we live in. Ice hockey my first sport has taken a back seat to cycling but still love to play, just not as often. When I was a kid growing up in Oakland County I lived on my BMX bike and YZ 80, perhaps this is why I love to race a mountain bike now.


Hagerty Cycling Team

141 Rivers Edge Dr, #200
Traverse City, MI   49684