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Emily Kachorek

Emily Kachorek – Athlete Spotlight at Race Vista

Emily Kachorek - photo credit: Jamie Bookwalter

Emily Kachorek – photo credit: Jamie Bookwalter


Emily’s Background and Racing Accolades

Emily grew up in sunny San Diego surfing and playing soccer and volleyball. It wasn’t until her second year of undergraduate education at UC Davis that she picked up a bike. She eventually won two collegiate national championships, but then spent much of the next decade pursuing a career and continued education in environmental conservation. Motivated after founding the Sacramento State Cycling Team while completing her Masters Degree in Biology, after six years off the bike, Emily returned to road racing in earnest in 2010 and started her professional racing career the next year for Primal/MapMyRIDE powered by BH bikes. During her 3 professional seasons so far she has raced throughout the United States, won a NRC event, decorated many podiums, and competed in World Cup races in Europe with the United States National Team.

Vanderkittens - photo credit: Jono Coulter

Vanderkittens – photo credit: Jono Coulter

Vanderkitten Racing, Cyclocross booster program, and Emily’s spare time

Emily currently races for Vanderkitten Racing on the road and is preparing for the 2013 cross season. Emily has been working with the local Sacramento community to create a local cyclocross booster program. The goal of GhetoCX (Go.Hard.Every.Time.Out) is to get more people riding and racing cross bikes in Northern California. To make this happen GhetoCX and Emily have been building ragtag bikes out of old, used and borrow bike parts and loaning them to keen cross newbies for an entire cross season. GhetoCX also hosts free mid-week pick-up cross “races” as well as alternative bike events.
If Emily is not out riding one of her many bikes she is likely walking her beloved boxer dog, baking, reading or “playing” artist.

Vanderkitten Podium Sweep - photo credit: Jono Coulter

Vanderkitten Podium Sweep – photo credit: Jono Coulter

Follow and encourage Emily on her racing journey

You can continue to track Emily and her racing journey here at Race Vista.  Our slideshow below is continually updated with any photos tagged with #RaceVistaEmily in Instagram.  If you see Emily at a race don’t forget tag your photos with #RaceVistaEmily.  Additionally, you can check her out on Twitter, Facebook, her her websites via the links below.

Emily Kachorek Slideshow

We’ve created an interactive photo slideshow for Emily at RaceVista.com.  This is a unique opportunity for Race Vista Featured Athletes to reach fans, through photos that can be contributed by Emily, or by her fans, race spectators, and photographers.  To contribute a photo to the slideshow, tag it with #RaceVistaEmily on Instagram.

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