Erica Allar

Height

5' 9"

Weight

147 lbs

Birthdate

11.05.85

Pro since

2008

Strengths

Sprints, Criteriums

Hometown

Fogelsville, PA

Residence

Demorest, GA

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Cycling puts its athletes through the emotional ringer – recover from difficulties, suit up and try again.

Erica Allar began racing in 2001 as a track racer. She won two U-23 National Criterium Championships and multiple collegiate national track titles while attending Penn State. She graduated from Penn as the first person in her family to finish a four-year college degree. When not racing, she loves being outside, drinking coffee and enjoys cheap, cheerful laughs.

What inspired you to ride?

In 1998 my family moved to Pennsylvania. My dad had used bicycling as his main mode of weight loss and as a result he became interested in cycling as a sport.

Racing obstacle you overcame?

Riding in a good position in a field and the ability to corner well helped me do well in races but it didn't help me understand the need to train hard in order to make racing easier.

Favorite cheat meal?

Chocolate cake.

Favorite healthy meal or snack?

My favorite snack is a 1 avocado, 1 cup of spinach, 1 cup of frozen pineapple and 1 banana smoothie made with unsweetened vanilla almond milk and a few chunks of ice.

Tip for staying healthy?

Prioritize time for yourself every day. Whether the time is used to walk, ride, do yoga, read or watch the news, designate time every day to better yourself physically or mentally.

What motivates you to ride?

I am motivated by my curiosity of what knowing what else I can achieve and how far I can push myself to do well. The motivation extends beyond the bike and into the classrooms that I visit for school bike safety talks.

Results

Charlotte Criterium

3rd

Sunny King Criterium

8th

Anniston Fort McClellan Road Race

8th

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