Michael Takahashi
Mountain Bike
Michael Takahashi
Age: 44
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 2002 | Mostly National
Recent Class(es): Pro, Cat 1 Expert 40+, Pro/Open, Vet Pro, Elite Men
Event Wins: 1 National, 19 Local
Mountain Biking: Since 2002 - Just About Every Day
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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,) Magura (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 with people who share the same enthusiasm for the sport of mountain biking as I do.

Highlights

2012 Accomplishments: Raced 17 times all over the western states and have 3 more races scheduled before the season ends. Highlights this year include Northern California State Champion, Numerous 1st place & podium finishes & Northstar Series Champion. Medal Tally for 2012:
1st Place - 6 times – N. California State Champion
2nd Place - 3 times
3rd Place - 3 times
4th place - 2 time – Pro/Open Class
5th Place - 2 times - Open Class
8th Place – 1 time – Pro/Open Class

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

Total of 122 podium finishes 2007-2012

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
09/18/11 Northstar Championship Series #5 Pro - Vet 1st
09/18/11 Northstar Championship Series #5 Pro - Vet 1st
08/27/11 Pro GRT #5 Pro - Vet 4th
08/14/11 Northstar Championship Series #3 Pro - Vet 2nd
07/31/11 Northstar Dog Bone Pro - Vet 1st
05/21/11 Spring Thaw Dh Expert 2nd
07/15/10 Sol Vista USA Cycling National Championship Male Expert 40-44 4th
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
06/02/07 Cal State Final 1st
04/01/07 California State Championship #1 1st
09/29/12 Red Bull Final Decent 12 Hour DH Race Pro 9th
09/28/12 Tara Llanes Classic Vet Pro 6th
09/08/12 Oregon Enduro Series Expert 3rd
09/02/12 6th Annual Live Wire Classic Vet Pro 8th
Upcoming Events
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Stats / Fun Facts

Sessioned 0 Spots in 0 States, 0 Countries and 0 Sports.
Been to 72 Events at 10 Spots, in 4 States and 3 Countries
Posted 89 Results in 14 Classes, with a 3rd place average
Sports: Mountain Bike
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Current Sponsors / Programs

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