Jess Cerra joined us at the start of 2017 and we are thrilled to welcome her back for another season. She grew up with a passion for all adventures outdoors, in the mountains of Montana, where she first connected with riding mountain bikes. Racing XTERRA off-road triathlon and the USAC Ultra Endurance Tour until 2013, Jess then transitioned to racing on the road, and 2018 will be her fourth professional season. She is an accomplished personal chef and founder of Fit Food by Jess in southern California, which she began upon her completion of a M.S. in Exercise Physiology at San Diego State University in 2007. Her recipes are featured in Triathlete Magazine. JoJé bar, a gluten-free, non-GMO energy bar that is fresh baked in small batches, is Jess's main passion off the bike. JoJé was created with the science of performance in mind to fuel high level athletes, but also with the taste and texture of a soft baked cookie that any active on-the- go person who wants to eat healthy will enjoy.
DOB: May 1, 1982
Current Residence: Oceanside, CA
Turned Pro: Triathlon/MTB – 2011, Road - 2015
Cycling Disciplines: Road, MTB/Gravel
Specialty: Climbing, technical riding, all-around.
Best Moment in Your Cycling Career: Finishing overall amateur at Redlands 2014, but specifically making the final group of nine riders with Specialized Lululemon dictating the race.
Any Race Day Habits: Don't drink too much coffee, eat a big breakfast early, smile and remember if I could be doing anything ever it would be riding a bike!
Favorite Race: Cascade Cycling Classic.
Goals for 2018: Climb to ability that I know I'm capable of and represent my team by doing this. Mentor our newer riders on efficiency and tactics. Help all my amazing teammates get results.
Favorite Non-Cycling Activity: Hiking.
Biggest Fear: Dying all alone in my apartment with eight bikes and a cabinet full of Honey Stinger waffles.