Michael Takahashi
Mountain Bike
Michael Takahashi
Age: 45
Penn Valley, CA
An Avid Cyclist who loves to ride, race and give back to the sport I love... I help coach ... more
Rank: Pro
Competition: About Twice Per Month: Since 1992 | Mostly National
Recent Class(es): Pro - Vet, Expert, Male Expert 35-39, , Male Expert 40-44
Event Wins: 1 National, 19 Local
Mountain Biking: Since 1992 - Just About Every Day
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Background

Status:
I am a Downhill & Enduro racer who has been riding mountain bikes for 26 years and racing for 20 years. I currently race at the Pro/Open class & Cat 1 levels.

Background:
I am an active cyclist in the community and regularly lead rides for local kids and adults who would like to get into the sport. I am also a Coach for the local high school mountain bike team. I have been networking around the bicycle industry since 1993, and try to give back by helping others who are interested in the sport I love. I currently provide constructive feedback to sponsors on product that I’ve tested and used, and try to give my input to help make the products better.

Companies currently sponsored by and previously worked with in the past include: Canfield Brothers (current,) Maxxis (current,) Azonic/Oneal (current,) MRP (current,) ODI Factory (current,) Manitou (current,) Spy Optics (current,) Six Six One (Current,) Royal (Current,) Hayes(Current,) Spinergy (current,) No Fear (Current,) Ice Toolz (Current,) GoPro Cameras (Current,) Fuel Clothing, Evomo, Motor Tabs, Nema, Clutch wipes, RB components, Kore Components, EVS Freestyle Watches, Division 26, & Intense Cycles.

I am also a well respected business owner in the local community. I am a member of the local chamber of commerce. I have organized the first ever mountain bike race for my community to help stimulate local businesses and bring recognition to the community. I enjoy networking

Highlights

2014 Accomplishments: I raced 12 times in Japan this past season and did the whole national series in DH. I ended up as the 2014 National Champion. I also raced 17 times all over the United States this year and accomplished - California State Champion, Numerous 1st place & podium finishes & DSE Series Champion. Medal Tally for 2013:

1st Place - 6 times – N. California State Champion, Japan National Champion
2nd Place - 3 times
3rd Place - 1 times
4th place - 2 time – Pro/Open Class
5th Place - 2 times - Open Class
8th Place – 3 times – Pro/Open Class

Noteworthy Accomplishments:
Japan National Champion (2014)
U.S. National Downhill Champion 1st Place (2007)
California State Downhill Champion 1st Place (2014, 2013, 2011 & 2007)
Northern California State Champion 1st Place (2014, 2013, 2012 & 2010)
Nevada State Champion 1st Place (2009 & 2012)
U.S. National Championships, 4th Place (2008)
Sea Otter Classic 1st Place (2013)
Sea Otter Classic 5th Place (2010)
Northstar Series Champion 2010 & 2011 & 2013 & 2014

Total of 149 podium finishes 2007-2014

Goals

I am looking forward to another successful 2013 race season, where I expect to race 20 + races. Looking forward to applying for my USA Cycling Pro License. Looking forward to traveling to new places & Racing a mixture of both Downhill and Super D / Enduro.
I am training hard to have a good placing at the 2013 & 2014 U.S. National Championships in Angel Fire, New Mexico.

Media Exposure / Publicity

No media exposure / publicity

Events & Results

Series Results
2012 Oregon Enduro Series Expert 3rd
2012 Northstar DH series Expert 5th
2012 Northstar DH race series Pro 7th
Past Events & Results
08/06/12 Downieville Classic DH Expert 1st
09/18/11 Northstar Championship Series #5 Pro - Vet 1st
09/18/11 Northstar Championship Series #5 Pro - Vet 1st
07/31/11 Northstar Dog Bone Pro - Vet 1st
07/10/11 Northstar Championship Series #1 Pro - Vet 1st
03/06/11 Southridge Winter Series Presented by SHIMANO 2011 Round #5 FINAL Expert 1st
09/11/10 Bogus Basin DH Finals Male Expert 40-44 1st
07/21/10 Downhill & Northstar Male Expert 40-44 1st
08/09/09 Northstar Downhill Series Race #3 Male Expert 35-39 1st
07/26/09 Northstar Downhill Series Race #2 Male Expert 35-39 1st
06/24/09 Northstar At Tahoe DH #1 Male Expert 35-39 1st
10/21/07 La Grange Classic, CA State Championships Male Expert 35-39 1st
07/18/07 U.S. National Championships - Mt. Snow Vermont 1st
07/01/07 CCCX # 7 Male Expert 35-39 1st
06/02/07 Cal State Final 1st
Upcoming Events
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Current Sponsors / Programs

SPY
thru 12/31/15
Azonic
thru 11/30/15
ODI Grips
thru 12/31/15
GoPro
thru 12/31/14
ONE Industries
thru 12/31/15
Answer Products
thru 12/31/14
Hayes Disc Brakes
thru 12/31/14
Leatt Protectives
thru 12/31/14