Amy Benner

Height

5'9"

Weight

130 lbs

Birthdate

06.20.1988

Pro since

2017

Strengths

All-rounder

Hometown

Santa Barbara, CA

Residence

Santa Barbara, CA

Follow Amy

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly

Amy Benner was encouraged to be physically active from an early age and engaged in a variety of sports including softball, horseback riding, cross-country running and backpacking. She started cycling as a commuter in college before doing some of the local group rides and was encouraged to race. A return to school and racing at the collegiate level led to top results and earned her a spot in the professional peloton for 2017.

What inspired you to ride?

I've always loved cycling – I think it's the meditative part of it, and maybe the adventure part of it too. It's my happy place. The more I did it, the better I liked it.

Racing obstacle you overcame?

Balancing my final semester of teaching school and the 2016 racing season was a huge challenge. It was very hard. I was running on no sleep for four months.

Favorite cheat meal?

Burgers, fries and Oreos – especially the Oreos.

Favorite healthy meal or snack?

Favorite healthy snack is apples and almond butter. Also, I like avocados with Cholula sauce.

Tip for staying healthy?

Sleeping. Sometimes I don't take my advice, but it doesn't change the fact that sleep is the best thing ever.

What motivates you to ride?

Riding makes me happy! It feeds a part of my soul that nothing else can.

Stories with Amy

Photo Essay
George & Eric | Today Was A Good Day
For the last two years Rally Cycling has worked with the UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation to create some amazing, one of a kind Diamondback bikes for their team to ride during…
20 hours ago
Race Report
Evan Huffman Wins Stage Seven of Amgen Tour of California
In what appeared to be a replay of stage four, Evan Huffman again rewrote the history books and out-powered his breakaway companions to win the seventh and final stage of…
3 days ago