If you go to the “About” page on Jeremiah Bishop’s website and scroll down to his professional mountain biking achievements, expect to keep scrolling for awhile. Racing professionally since 1999, the 14-time member of the USA Cycling National Team and member of the Topeak-Ergon Racing Team has racked up a number of impressive accomplishments, including a gold medal in the mountain bike event at the 2003 Pan American Games, his 2008 USA National Championship wins in both the short-track cross-country and marathon mountain bike events, and his undefeated streak in all major U.S. mountain bike stage races from 2006 to 2014.
Bishop, who grew up in poverty and surrounded by bad influences during his adolescence, now serves as an athlete ambassador for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, representing a commitment to clean victories in sports. Red Cloud Productions is in progress on a documentary titled “Catching Bishop,” which will provide insight into the cyclist’s life and racing career. He resides in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
*Photo credit: Sportograf, Markus Greber.