Caleb Swartz, while only just 23 years old now, has been a part of the national cycling scene for more than a decade, traveling the country and world, with his family, In 2021 he ventured off on his own, creating his own program as a privateer, giving him the freedom to race mountain bikes, gravel and cross across North America, and jump over to Europe when it was beneficial. His efforts were rewarded as he was named to the U.S. National Team, the youngest American taking the line at the UCI World Championships in Fayetteville, AR. We talk about growing up in a cycling family, creating his own sponsorship program and his summer on the mountain bike and his plans for this fall's cross season. Follow Caleb all season long on instagram and facebook, as well as his youtube channel, where he takes you deep into the life of a professional cyclist. Find a link to all of the above at www.calebswartz.com
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