FLO Factory Team

Upcoming Races

06/05/2021 Unbound Gravel
07/10/2021 The Epic
07/24/2021 Dust Bowl 100
10/10/2021 UnPAved

Past Races

03/06/2021 The Dirty South Roubaix
Race Recap

Brian Farren

Mahomet, Illinois

Primary Discipline(s) Road Cycling / Criterium, Mountain Biking, Gravel Cycling
Bucket List RaceUnbound Gravel
Post-Race DrinkImmediately after, anything that is cold.
Off-Day ActivityDepends. Often involves modeling my pajamas.

I have always been active (bikes, motorcycles, swimming, running, hiking, etc.) - unorganized personal pleasure activities after HS until my mid 20s. I have been running since grade school, and after HS graduation I used this form of activity to stay active. In my late 20s I started participating in running events as a way to maintain discipline. Added bikes and swimming in my 30s because the rigors of running were getting the better of my body. Did a half dozen short distance triathlons per year for a number of years, again, to keep my feet to the fire. I transitioned from tri to gravel cycling about 3 years ago, and felt like I had found my place. A high speed gravel get off on July 4, 2019 left me with a fractured C7 and legs that no longer wanted to turn over like they used to, so for the past year and a half, running has been a challenge. Ironically, riding was the one thing that I could do without much difficulty. I don’t feel like I have lost a step on my bike, but the progress to return to running continues... Having opted for self employment at an early age, I didn’t finish my college degree when I was younger, so I returned to school several years ago, and just finished up in December 2020.