KuatPost: 1117 NW Federal St. Bend OR, 97703                                                                                 Social Media: @EmmaMaaranen Blog: emmamaaranen.com

    • 2016 was my first full season racing as a USAC pro woman focusing on cross country mountain bike disciplines. I am quite proud to finish my season ranked #20 in this field when many of the ladies were vying for a spot on the Olympic team. I am exploring the emerging mountain bike race formats: marathons, stage races and fat biking and am in love with them. I believe these new races are infusing the cross country scene with renewed vibrancy and will grow our sport. In 2017 I will continue to race UCI XC and STXC because I love a highly competitive field,  will focus on endurance races like the Carson City 50 and Point to Point, and will test my all around mtb skills at the Downieville All-Mountain Stage Race.
    • 2017 Race Results:
      • Carson City Off Road (6/16-18 in Carson City, NV) Pro Women
      • Missoula Pro XC and STXC at Marshal Mountain (6/10-11 at Missoula, MT) Pro Women Seventh
      • Sisters Stampede XC (5/28 at Sisters, OR) Pro Women Second
      • Pro Tech Devo Pro XCT (5/14-15 in Midway, UT) Pro Women Eight
    • 2016 Race Results:
      • OR Coast Gravel Epic (9/24 in Waldport, OR) Open Women First Place
      • Breck Epic MTB Stage Race (8/14-19 in Breckenridge, CO) Pro Women Second Place
      • USAC Top 20 Ranked Pro Women 2016
      • National Championships XC and STXC (7/15-16 at Mammoth Lakes, CA) Pro Women
      • Chile Challenge Pro XC and STXC (6/25-26 at Angel Fire, NM) Pro Women Top 10
      • US Cup Pro XC and STXC at Marshal Mountain (6/18-19 at Missoula, MT) Pro Women Top 10
      • NW Epic Stottelmeyer 60 (5/14 at Poulsbo, WA) Pro Women First Place
      • Sea Otter Classic US Cup Pro XC and STXC (4/15-16 at Monterey, CA) Pro Women
      • US Cup Pro XC and STXC at Bonelli Park (4/9-10 in San Dimas, CA) Pro Women
      • Fat Bike National Championships (2/29 in Ogden, UT) Pro Women First Place
    • 2015 Race Result Highlights:
      • National Championships XC (7/18 in Mammoth Lakes, CA) Pro Women
      • Oregon State Championships XC (8/8 in Alsea Falls, OR) Elite Women First Place
      • Pro XC Missoula (6/20 in Missoula, MT) Pro Women
      • Oregon Enduro (6/7 in Bend, OR) Pro Women
      • Sea Otter Classic XC (4/19 in Monterey, CA) Cat 1 Women 30-39 First Place
    • I coach athletes with Wenzel Coaching.  Many of my clients are recovering from sports and repetitive injuries, allowing me to intelligently guide them through rehabilitation and fear issues as they pursue their competitive goals.  My background as a movement therapist has trained my eye to hone in on root habits cyclists have that are slowing down their skills progression.  I spend quite a bit of time in the field doing one-on-one clinics with my cyclists and support them at races.
    • I am passionate about getting more women racing mountain bikes, especially women in their late twenties through forties. These women are filling up marathon and triathlon events, have ample time and resources to train and are not racing mountain bikes! I feel mountain bike racing should be an appealing athletic endeavor for this demographic, but there are few mature women role models and the race scene can be daunting to enter. I am working to change this by leading race camps and clinics through my local bike shop, Sunnyside Sports and Trek Women.
    • I mentor junior and up-and-coming athletes as a Wenzel coaching and volunteering with Bend Endurance Academy where I strive to inspire a love cycling through skill development, stewardship of our trail system, and a team approach to problem solving. As I gain experience and insight to mountain bike racing at the professional level, I am able to better mentor young cyclists who are motivated to move up the competitive ranks.
    • As a sports injury therapist and educator I work with athletes of all levels – from weekend warriors to Olympians as a therapist practicing at Bend Pilates. I help athletes recover from injury, stay healthy through training cycles and change movement patterns to be more efficient. I lead movement therapy clinics for specific athletic demographics rooted in sports injury physiology and performance bio-mechanics. I am a professor at Central Oregon Community College educating the next generation of manual therapists.  As a featured blogger for Gnarly Nutrition I share insights to lifestyle athletes on injury prevention and training strategies.
    • I am a professional cyclist riding for and representing Rolf Prima Elite Team and Trek Bicycles.  I also have partnerships with Kuat Racks, 9 Points 8, Fox Suspension, Osprey Packs, Fluid, and a few other generous sponsors.