Joan Orgeldinger

Cat 2 Road, Pro Mountain, Cat 2 Cyclocross


Joan was born and raised in southern Colorado, but didn’t start mountain biking until her early thirties. Mountain bike racing became a big part of her life and during the next few years she explored as much single track as she could and enjoyed racing all over the state of Colorado as well as other western states. Cycling has not only served as an outlet for Joan over the years but has taught her to appreciate things that ordinary people take for granted, simple things like clean water and fresh air. After starting a family in 2006, time constraints made mountain biking difficult. She missed cycling and decided to start riding again, this time on the road. In 2009, she decided to give road racing a try and ended up competing in over 30 races that year, winning the Colorado State Time Trial Championship as well as a handful of other Cat 3 races. In her professional life, Joan is a pharmacist and works as the Medication Safety Coordinator at PSL Medical Center and the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. Joan loves the outdoors and is an avid skier, gardener and loves to travel.

Personal Goal: “To promote an active healthy lifestyle to other women and to win ahill climb in 2011 in the Cat 1-2 women’s field.”

Nickname:  Joani
Hometown:  Trinidad, CO
Current Home:  Denver, CO
Racing Disciplines:  Road Races and mountain bike races
Strengths: climbing
Racing Since:  rigids were all you had
Favorite Race: Valley Point-to-Point in Winter Park
Hobbies: gardening
Status: Married with 1 kid
Favorite Post Race Drink: Protein Zone Banana Chocolate (even when it’s warm!)
Favorite During Race Drink:  PowerBar IronMan Perform Electrolyte Drink Mix – train and race with it all the time
Bikes:  Tarmac Road Bike; Transition TT Bike, Specialized S-Works Epic, maybe a couple others!
Racing Highlights:   5th place at the Superior Road Race
Rollers or trainer: computrainer
Bibs or shorts: Shorts
Skinsuit or kit: Kit
Speedplay, Look or Shimano: Shimano
Carbon or steel: Carbon
If you could ride your bike anywhere, where would it be? Italy