Carson Benjamin

Sponsors: Bear Development Team/Trek, GU Nutrition, Barfly, Oakley

Age: 18

Discipline: XC Racing

Hometown: San Rafael, California

Favorite place to ride: Almost anywhere in Marin County

Fun fact: I am a Journalism student at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo

How WTB contributes to my success: Reliable and well-designed products that are easy to use

How I started competing: I first began racing in the NorCal High School League my Freshman year of high school

First experience with a bike: My memory doesn't go back far enough for me to remember it well, but probably riding around in circles on the patio behind my house

Who I look up to: My dad

Other activities: Hiking and cooking

Beverage of choice: A hot and strong cup of pressed coffee

Place I have always wanted to ride: The Patagonian Andes

Instagram: @c_ben_jammin