Bio

Alison Dunlap is a retired professional cyclist, two-time Olympian, former World Champion, and former National Champion. After eighteen years of competing she retired in 2005 to work full time at her newest endeavor, the Alison Dunlap Adventure Camps.

From a kid with a training wheel-equipped, royal blue, banana seat bicycle, to becoming one of the elite among the cycling world, Alison Dunlap has never ignored her dad’s advice when he told her “don’t stop pedaling!”

Alison Dunlap has always maintained an intense interest in sports. Her early involvement with soccer in her freshmen year at Colorado College left her looking into other options when she became the last team player cut from the Division 1 powerhouse. A life-long interest in cycling resulted in her becoming the only female member of the school cycling club. The die was forever cast when she became the woman’s national road racing collegiate champion her senior year.

Five years later found her at the 1996 Olympic Games in the women’s road race where she finished a disappointing 37th in Atlanta. Her contemplation of retirement was short-lived, however, as she began to seriously consider the possibility of switching sports, sort of. It was when she began dating professional mountain biker Greg Frozley (now her husband) that she realized her untapped potential as a mountain biker.

In 1997, in only her 4th world cup, she stunned everyone by winning the race in Budapest, Hungary. She went on to be the top U.S. finisher in the World Championships, finishing 7th. In 1999, Alison won a gold medal at the Pan-Am Games and became the U.S. National Champion. Her career was highlighted with a stunning victory at the 2001 World Championships in Vail, CO and the World Cup Overall title she won in 2002.

Currently, Alison is preparing for a chance to race cyclocross for the LUNA Team in the fall of 2009

Q & A

  1. To me, Oakley is

    Perfection

  2. 5 Items I can't live without

    Garlic, books, chapstick, my bike, and of course my husband Greg

  3. Favorite Bands

    Bare Naked Ladies

  4. Party animal or mellow TV on the couch

    Mellow on the couch

  5. Favorite Films

    Million Dollar Baby

  6. Favorite Books

    The Secret Life of Bees

  7. Favorite Drink

    Hot chocolate

  8. If you were not a pro mountain biker you would be

    A college professor

  9. Years as a professional

    13

  10. Number of years participating in your sport

    17 years

  11. When did you start your sport

    1988

  12. Any last words

    Smile and have fun

  13. Favorite TV Shows

    Seinfeld

  14. If you could be someone famous, who would you be

    Thomas Jefferson

  15. What is more important to you than mountain biking

    My husband and my family

  16. Do you have any other special talents (music / write / draw / paint)

    Flutist

  17. What move / trick are you working on

    Trying not to get hurt

  18. What are your favorite songs currently loaded onto your Thump

    The Great Big Sea

  19. Who / What inspires you

    My parents

Alison Dunlap

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Date of Birth:
July 27, 1969
Hometown:
Colorado Springs, CO
Sponsors:
Luna, Clif Bar, Oakley, Orbea, Shimano, Mavic, Maxxis, Pedros, Giro, Fox, Avia, Easton, High Sierra, Blackburn, Neve, Vetta, GoPro

Career Highlights

    • Two-time Olympian 1996 and 2000
    • 2001 World Mtn Bike Cross Country Champion
    • 2002 World Cup Champion
    • 6 time US Cyclocross Champion
    • 6 time US Mtn Bike Champion
    • Pan American Games Gold Medalist 1999

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