Harrison Biehl, 28 years old, has carved a niche for himself in the realm of gravel and mountain bike racing, yet his contributions extend far beyond the competition. In 2023, he launched "Pedal For Positivity," a fundraising initiative in collaboration with the High Fives Foundation, aimed at highlighting the challenges of mental health. Biehl orchestrated a remarkable bike ride, covering the elevation difference between the Earth's lowest and highest points—380 miles with 66,233 feet of climbing in a single journey. This feat served as a metaphor for the ups and downs of life, emphasizing the importance of perseverance and recovery from low points to reach higher ground. The effort successfully raised nearly $30,000 and established a program offering free talk therapy to a select group in 2024.
Biehl's philosophy, shaped by his cycling experiences, advocates for the profound impact that biking can have on one's life: "The perspective I have embraced through riding bikes has added so much value to my life and I want to share it with the community. Although I am super competitive, my love for the bike goes beyond start lines and podiums. Stay tuned for what's in store for 2024." ~ Harrison Biehl
See you at the start line, Harrison!