Allie Dragoo

“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. - Isaiah 40:31

D.O.B. and Location: 12/17/89 Grand Rapids, Michigan
Current City: Indianapolis, Indiana
Height: 5’9
Twitter handle: AllieOop365
Specialty: Track & Road all around
Nickname: Allie Oop
College: Marian University. Studies in Education/ Physical Education
Years racing: 4
Connect with Rider:
Twitter: AllieOop365
facebook: www.facebook.com/allieoop365
Instagram: Allieoop365

Career Highlights

  • 2013 Collegiate Road Nationals Team Time Trial 1st place
  • 2013 Collegiate Track Nationals Team Pursuit 1st place
  • 2013 Collegiate Track Nationals Individual Pursuit (3k) 2nd place
  • 2013 Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals Short Track 3rd place

2013

  • Collegiate Road Nationals Team Time Trial 1st place
  • Collegiate Track Nationals Team Pursuit 1st place
  • Collegiate Track Nationals Individual Pursuit (3k) 2nd place
  • Collegiate Track Nationals Points Race 5th place
  • Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals Short Track 3rd place
  • Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals Team Relay 1st place
  • Indy Crit 1st place

2012

  • Collegiate Track Nationals Team Pursuit 1st place
  • Collegiate Track Nationals Team Sprint 1st place
  • Collegiate Track Nationals Individual Pursuit (3k) 7th place
  • Collegiate Track Nationals Points Race 9th place
  • Lindsey Wilson MTB Short Track Race 3rd place

Allie is from Michigan, and grew up racing BMX, playing hockey and golf until her teenage years. Her background in cycling is in BMX where she raced thirteen years, two of which were on the professional level, winning many national titles throughout her career. She is currently studying at Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana and will graduate in May 2014 with a Studies in Education and Physical Education degree. Allie was originally offered a collegiate golf scholarship but passed that up choosing to ride bikes instead, trying every discipline with much success and winning several individual and team national titles throughout her collegiate years. Her favorite disciplines are track and road racing where she loves to time trial and team time trial as well as racing crits and mass start events. Allie is dedicated and works hard on and off the bike to help improve her personal goals and team goals, with team being the most important aspect of racing for her. She looks for advice for improvement and loves being a role model to younger athletes and children.

If you weren’t bike racing, you would be...?
Going crazy.

What made you want to become a bike racer?
My first road ride I went on was 15 miles. Coming from a BMX background I thought that was pretty cool, far (little did I know), and I felt accomplished. I decided I wanted to see how much further I could go and how fast I could go the distance.

Who is an inspiration to you in your life, both on and off the bike?
Apolo Ohno, fierce competitor and never gives up!

The best thing about being a bike racer is?
Traveling, meeting other great racers, and learning from new experiences.

Favorite place you’ve raced your bike and why?
Lake Tahoe for Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals - it is very pretty there.

Favorite cross training or off season activity?
Running and weight lifting

Favorite meal when training?
Rice bowl with lettuce, black beans, chicken or steak, and a lot of vegetables.

Favorite meal when you can eat whatever you want?
Mac and Cheese or Pizza

Best tip for a new bike racer:
Always have fun and success doesn’t always mean winning; it can mean improving from the previous day, race, or ride.

Favorite things to do off the bike:

1. Spend time with my family/friends
2. Go to hockey games
3. Lay in the sun
4. Go shopping
5. Go to the gym

Top 10 warm up/pre-race songs on your iPod:

1. AC/DC or any classic rock
2. Katy Perry
3. Jay-z
4. Nirvana
5. Ludacris
6. Outkast
7. Big Gigantic
8. Beastie Boys
9. Avicci
10. Dubstep


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