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Felix Wong
Fort Collins, Colorado

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Last Year's Epic

Trans Am Bike Race

23d:23h:17m, 8th place, 3rd American

A 4,233-mile, self-supported bicycle race across USA from Astoria, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia

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About

Felix Wong is a former California resident with a life-long passion for travel and adventure. During his time as an undergraduate at Stanford University and later as a mechanical engineer in the semiconductor industry, he engaged in numerous ultra-distance journeys by bicycle or sports car. His interests then diversified to rock climbing, mountaineering, ultra-running, triathlon, and “places off the beaten path that require a high degree of mental determination or good use of one’s appendages.”

After turning 30, Felix Wong escaped the rat race of Silicon Valley and defected to the outdoors mecca of Fort Collins, Colorado. After years of planning, hard work, savings, and investing, he became semi-retired with a lot more time to devote to his passions.

In 2008, he was one of the original eight finishers of the Tour Divide: the Canada-to-Mexico mountain bike race that is the granddaddy of bikepacking races. In 2015 he also completed the Trans Am Bike Race from the Oregon to Virginia coasts. Thus, he is one of the first and few folks in the world to have successfully time-trialed across the United States both north-to-south and west-to-east on a bicycle in a self-supported manner.

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Only those who dare, truly live.

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