Meet Junior Rider Devin DeBruhl

This Friday marks the second week of Bear Development Team’s Junior Series! We are honored to dedicate our weekly post to the introduction of one member of the Bear Development Team.
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This week, meet…


Racing Age: 16
Hometown: Santa Maria, CA
Race Bike of Choice: Trek Top Fuel 9.9 RSL
Favorite Training Song: “Whiplash” by Metallica
Best Post-Ride Snack: Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwich

Since I was 3 years old, all I’ve ever wanted to do is ride my bike. I started BMX racing at age 5 and I was instantly hooked on racing. Those years of racing were very successful winning many State and Regional races. Also, raced on a Factory team and competed in Nationals. The plan was to get a mountain bike to cross train for BMX, but turned out the Mountain Biking was way more fun! Since I was 13 I have been racing mountain bikes and loving it!

When I’m off the bike I like going to the beach and skimboarding. It’s always just so relaxing and fun! I’m always looking forward going to the river or lake to go wakesurf and wakeboard. My favorite thing to do is go camping! Anywhere with lots of sweet trails, trees, and good views. To have the best time I bring my best friend. Just messing around on trails and not worrying about time is the best part. After riding all day, ending it around the campfire is the only way to end an epic day!

Half way through this school year I decided to be homeschooled. It was definitely a good decision. I am ahead of all my work and hoping to keep this rate up to graduate early. With being homeschooled I can have lots of time to train and ride. I have learned so much from my awesome coach Stephen Ettinger, he is definitely making me a better rider and racer! I am very excited about starting this year with a great team and team members there to help.