Name: Amy Horstmeyer
Location: Gainesville, FL
Fav. Sport: Cycling
Music: Dead Prez, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Robyn, Metric
Reading: The Cyclist's Training Bible by Joe Friel, Thrive by
Watching: Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, The Mindy Project
Fav. Quote: "It never gets easier, you just go faster." - Greg LeMond
Athletic Accomplishments: Pro Mountain Bike Racer, Category 1 Roadie, Current Florida State Criterium Champion (cat.
Pro,1, 2), 4th place in Short Track at MTB Nationals 2014
Athletic Goals: Podium at MTB Marathon Nationals in 2015
Vegan Story: I became vegan in 2003 after hearing Rod Coronado
speak at the University of Florida. At first, my decision to do this was completely based on not wanting to support animal cruelty. Later when I became a cyclist, it was an added bonus discovering that my vegan lifestyle went hand in hand with fueling my athletic goals.