Max Morgan


Max Morgan headshot 2014
Current Residence: Burlington, Vt..
Hometown: Johns Creek, Ga.
Birthdate: June 22, 1992
Birthplace: Atlanta, Ga.
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Current Coach: Christopher Herndon
Team: Billy Goat Bikes / Mountain Khakis
High School: Saint Francis High School (Alpharetta, Ga.) Class of '10

College(s): Elon University, University of Vermont
Major: BS Physics and Mechanical Engineering
Other Sports Played: Ice hockey at Elon University (2010-13)

Career Highlights

Hobbies: Roller hockey, ice hockey, and cars

Favorite Race: USA Cycling National Championships

Favorite Place to Train: Sugarbush, Vermont

Best Cycling Memory: "My best cycling memory came this year (2014) when I won the Pro GRT at Beech Mountain. All of my family and friends were at the race and it was really special to win a national round in front of them."

Best advice received from a coach when you were starting out: "The best advice I received that helped my riding when I was starting out was to stay light on my feet when riding. Staying light on your feet helps me keep traction when needed on tricky parts of the track."

Motivation: "I find motivation in wanting to be my very best. I am still learning and just want to continue to improve."

Hero/Role Model: "My mom is my biggest role model. She has taught me to try to be a great person in everything I do and has given me the courage to chase after my dreams."

Cycling & Personal/Career Goals: "I am looking to continue my racing and become an established rider at the World Cup level as well as at the national level. I am also still working on finishing my degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Vermont."

First Involvement in Cycling: "I first started riding more seriously at the beginning of high school with my two good friends, Nathan and Davis, at Big Creek in Georgia. That is where I got my first taste of 'downhill' riding."

Family: Son of Bobby Morgan and Joy Wilder Lybeer...has one brother (Sam) and two sisters (Grace and Hope).

Did you know?: Max and his brother, Sam, grew up playing hockey together and competing at the national level...older sister, Grace, competed in swimming at Wesleyan High School before graduating in 2008...younger sister, Hope, is a student-athlete at Wesleyan High School, competing in soccer, cross-country, softball and basketball. She has committed to play soccer at Columbus State University in Columbus, Ga., in the fall of 2015.

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