Tim Abbott

Tim is a constant source of smiles


Tim started his career with Gripped by showing up to the Shenandoah 100 with a mountain bike and a dream and that was about it. Fourteen plus hours later, he still had a mountain bike and his dream had become a reality: finishing a 100-mile mountain bike race with zero training and zero mountain bike skills!

A retired Army guy, Tim cherishes his time cycling by riding solo on the mountain bike, which often competes with spending time with his three favorite things: his wife, his daughter and his son.

The longest tenured Gripped member, Tim loves the camaraderie of the team and the focus of its members. Tim also keeps excuses to a minimum when it comes to supporting every event GR is involved in – if we do it, he will be there.

In 2015 Tim will again compete solo at the Bakers Dozen 13hr race in Leesburg VA. He is also considering “Bike to the Beach” and a few other equally challenging events. Another goal is to help GR raise over $1,000 for the charities we support.

6 Hrs of Cranky Monkey
Leesburg Bakers Dozen
9 Hrs of Cranky Monkey
12 Hrs of Cranky Monkey
Bike to the Beach
Ride Moab

There is just something that feels right to me when I am on my bike, I cannot exactly say what it is but there is a satisfaction from pedaling that I love.  The camaraderie and the friendship I find on the team is why I am a Gripped Member for life.

Mountain Bike Cat 4
Avid Commuter Cyclist

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