About the author: Ben Jacques-Maynes

Ben Jacques-Maynes is a former U.S.-based pro bike racer who started his career with the Sobe-Headshok mountain bike team before switching to the road in 2002. Over the next 15 years, he was one of America’s best, winning countless races and the King of the Mountain title at both the USA Pro Challenge and Tour of Utah. Jacques-Maynes recently retired from the pro ranks and has “renounced his evil road riding ways,” returning to his roots of riding mountain bikes whenever he can.




How To: Essential stretching for cyclists

Few off-bike measures provide relief and prevent injury as much a proper, regular stretching. Former top-level pro racer Ben Jacques-Maynes shares his best tips with us.

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Ben Jacques-Maynes: How I learned to love the bike


Ben’s advice: Skip the confining definitions and just ride for the sake of the ride and the joy of rolling on two wheels.

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