Petry’s focus was primarily running while growing up. He competed in high school track and cross country, so it seemed Ryan would blossom into a world class runner. Shortly before attending school at Arizona State, Petry discovered triathlon and instantly fell in love with the sport. While attending ASU his athletic focus was in triathlon but he dabbled a bit in road cycling races as well as mountain biking.
At 20 years old Ryan raced in his first mountain bike race as an amateur. Mountain biking was simply a hobby while he was training as a triathlete, with the hopes of turning pro. With his love for the mountains he shifted over to professional XTERRA racing in 2013. Showing signs of a massive engine on the bike, Ryan decided to solely focus on the bike and in 2015 went pro in mountain biking. Petry now lives in Boulder, CO where he’s able to train with the best cyclists in the sport and live a lifestyle that supports his passion.Ryan by the Numbers
- 3rd at 2014 Leadville SilverRush 50
- 11th at first attempt at legendary Leadville 100
- 1st at 2015 Leadville SilverRush 50
- 7th at 2015 Leadville 100