Welcome to My Rally Campaign
• Hi, my name is Hannah. I am a cyclo-cross racer born and raised in of the little town of Valdese, North Carolina. Cyclo-cross has been a gift that God has given me from the time I was 11 years old and it has always been a dream of mine to represent the United States at the World Championships. This type of cycling is similar to mountain biking, but on wide open circuits with obstacles that you sometimes have to carry your bike over (typically done in a park). Laps can take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes, but the circuit doubles back on itself so much that it is very spectator friendly.
• The World Championships for cyclo-cross is the biggest race you could do in the sport (not an olympic sport yet). It is the pinnacle of any cyclo-cross racer's season to get a shot at entering this race.
Why I'm Raising Funds
• The money raised from this rally will go towards bike transportation and the racing fee.
How I Got Here
• Some key races for me this season were podiuming at a C2 UCI elite women's race in NC, placing top 10 at a C1 UCI elite women's race in Baltimore, MD, finishing 6th at the Pan American Championships in Louisville, KY for U23 women, and 6th at cylco-cross National Championships in Reno, NV for U23 women.
• The biggest challenge to this season was juggling my collegiate obligations with trying to race some UIC weekends. Yet it has been valuable for learning some time management skills and communication with professors.
• As I mentioned before this has been a long time goal. Opportunities like this do not just happen overnight and they absolutely do not happen alone! Thanks to my coach, Sonni Dyer of Studio7multisports who has been working with me since I was 11 years old, the season has gone well fitness wise. Also my sister Allison Arensman has been training with me some this season, which has helped as she is very encouraging and pushes me at just the right times. My excellent team, J. A. King presented by BRC, has been very supportive throughout the season as well my family, friends, and countless others. Thanks to all of you I am here!
Join My Team and Spread the Word!
- Really Cool Sponsor Swag and signed Rider Cards to all donors!
- Thank you for helping me to reach this gaol! Please spread the word by sharing this. :)