Jeremiah Bishop

  
  


Date of Birth: March 9, 1976
Height: 5'11"/1.80m
Weight: 151lbs./68.5kg./10.8st.
Place of Birth: Augusta, Maine
Hometown: Harrisonburg Virginia
Residence: Harrisonburg, Virginia
Teams: Bike Doctor Cannondale, K2/New Sun, Trek VW, Monavie Cannondale, Cannondale Factory Racing
Education: Franklin High School
Website: www.jeremiahbishop.com
Twitter: @Jeremiahbishop

Olympic/World Championship experience:

  • 1st place — 2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 3rd place — 2011 Pan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 4th place — 2011 Olympic Test Event, Hadleigh Farms, Great Britain
  • 8th place — 2006 World Championships, Rotarua, New Zealand
  • 19th place — 2011 UCI Marathon World Championships, Montello, Italy
  • 43rd place — 2011 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, Champery, Switzerland, Cross-Country

National Championship experience:

  • 3rd place — 2013 USA Cycling Cross-Country Mountain Bike National Championships, Macungie, Pa., Short Track Cross-Country
  • 3rd place — 2013 USA Cycling Cross-Country Mountain Bike National Championships, Macungie, Pa. - Cross-Country
  • 5th place — 2011 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Cross-Country National Championships, Ketchum, Idaho, Short Track Cross-Country
  • 4th place — 2011 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Cross-Country National Championships, Ketchum, Idaho, Cross-Country
  • 6th place — 2010 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, Granby, Colorado, Cross-Country
  • 4th place — 2010 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Marathon National Championships (Firecracker 50), Breckenridge, Colorado
  • 7th place — 2009 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, Granby, Colorado, Short Track Cross-Country
  • 4th place — 2009 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, Granby, Colorado, Cross-Country
  • 2nd place — 2009 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Marathon National Championships (Firecracker 50), Breckenridge, Colorado
  • 10th place — USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1st place — 2008 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, West Dover, Vermont, Short Track Cross-Country
  • 7th place — 2008 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, West Dover, Vermont, Cross-Country
  • 1st place — 2008 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Marathon National Championships (Firecracker 50), Breckenridge, Colorado
  • 8th place — 2007 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, West Dover, Vermont, Cross-Country
  • 2nd place — 2007 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, West Dover, Vermont, Cross-Country
  • 3rd place — 2006 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, Sonoma, California, Cross-Country, Pro
  • 12th place — 2004 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, Mammoth, California, Cross-Country, Pro
  • 9th place — 2004 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, Mammoth, California, Short Track Cross-Country, Pro

Bishop finished fourth at the Olympic Mountain Bike Test Event in July 11.
Bishop finished fourth at the Olympic Mountain Bike Test Event in July 11.
Career Highlights:

  • 4th place — 2011 Hadleigh Farm International/Olympic Test Event, Hadleigh, Great Britain, Cross-Country
  • 2nd place — 2011 Iceman Cometh Challenge, Traverse City, Michigan, Cross-Country
  • 2nd place — 2011 Fontana City National, Fontana, California, Cross-Country
  • 1st place — 2011 Bonelli Park, San Dimas, California, Cross-Country, Short Track Cross-Country
  • Winner of 8 Consecutive Major US Stage Races. American Mountain Classic (twice), Breckenridge Epic (twice), Transylvania Epic (three times) Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race
  • 1st place — 2004 Maxxis Cup International, Pro Cross Country, Pontevedro, Spain

Points of Interest

  • Bishop's wife, Erin, calls him "the weather man" because he often studies the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration web page.
  • Bishop nearly went to art school, but decided to pursue professional bike racing instead.
  • Bishop considers himself among "the lucky kids" in his neighborhood to have found cycling instead of crime.

Personal

Jeremiah Bishop caught the bike racing bug as he was training to try out for the high school football team. Bishop incorporated mountain biking into his regimen and found it to be far more enjoyable, so he swapped out the facemask for sunglasses and has been riding mountain trails ever since.

The two-time USA Cycling mountain bike national champion has represented the United States of American more than 15 times, including placing fourth in the mountain bike cross-country race at the Olympic Test Event in Great Britain in August 2011. He also garnered the gold medal in the mountain bike cross-country contest at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In 2011, Bishop returned to the Pan American Games and found the podium again, earning a bronze medal.

Bishop has enjoyed success in national championships also. He won the mountain bike cross-country and the marathon national titles in 2008. He's also earned three silver medals in mountain bike national championships, including the 2006 and 2007 cross-country competitions as well as the 2009 marathon race.

Bishop founded the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Awareness Foundation as well as bike lanes in his hometown of Harrisonburg, Va. Additionally, Bishop helped raise over $10,000 for World Bicycle Relief. He assisted in fundraising and volunteered for the Shenandoah Bicycle Coalition. He also is a member and has contributed to the International Mountain Bike Association as well as serving as an athlete ambassador for the United States Anti-Doping Agency.


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