Alexandera Houchin is Riding for Esker Cycles


Alexandera Houchin is Riding for Esker Cycles

Our buddy Alexandera Houchin is now riding for Esker Cycles. Read on for the full announcement and a quote from Alexandera!

Esker Cycles is beyond thrilled to welcome ultra endurance champion Alexandera Houchin to the team!

Most known for her accomplishments on a singlespeed mountain bike, Alexandera has stacked multiple Colorado Trail, Tour Divide and Arizona Trail race victories and records. Based in Cloquet, Minnesota, Alexandera has her sights set on besting some her own records and a few new challenges this season.

Some highlights of Alexandera’s ultra racing resume include:

  • 2018 1st Place Women Tour Divide 2018
  • 2019 1st Place Women, Tour Divide Women’s SS Record
  • 2019 1st Place Women Colorado Trail, Women’s Overall Record (also SS)
  • 2021 Spring Arizona Trail 300 ITT, Women’s SS Record
  • 2021 1st Place Women Colorado Trail Race (SS)
  • 2022 1st Place Women Colorado Trail Race, Women’s Overall Record (also SS)
  • 2023 Tour Divide 6th place Women, Current SS Women’s Record
  • 2023 Arizona Trail Race 800 2nd place Women, SS Women’s Record
  • 2023 Triple Crown Challenge 2nd place Women, SS Women’s Record
  • Alexandera has logged an incredible 6 consecutive Colorado Trail starts and finishes. Along with 3 consecutive Arizona Trail Race 800 starts and finishes

“Sometimes, it’s radical change that pushes one out of their comfort zone. In partnering with Esker, I’ve launched into a world unknown to me. Through all of our conversations, one thing has been made glaringly apparent; the team at Esker truly sees my worth. Not in a one-dimensional way, but in a complex way that makes me feel respected, valued, and curious. I feel seen.”

“As we partner to bring increased representation of the diversity across cycling, I get to spend more time and share my access to resources with a community I care deeply about— Indian Country. In signing with Esker, I’ve negotiated access to our bike fleet with hopes of hosting more events across Indian Country to give my relatives the experience of riding highly capable bikes.” 

“As I have been racing competitively as a singlespeed mountain biker, I’ve been increasingly curious as to what possibilities exist if I ride a full-suspension bike or maybe even a bike with gears. I am curious as to what bikepacking looks like if we can extend more invitations to riders of diverse socioeconomic brackets in an ethical way. I am humbled to join this team, this family, working to fight for our place in the bike world. Look out, we got big ideas and the heart to make things happen.”  – Alexandera Houchin


You can find more about Alexandera on her Substack and Instagram.