ORIGINALLY FROM: Greensboro, NC
BIO: Josh Cates was born and raised in Greensboro, NC and works as a climbing gym manager and team coach for Tumblebees Ultimate Climbing Gym. He has competed as a climber himself in competitions all over the world, but scaled back his career after the birth of his son, Riley. In addition to cycling and climbing, his hobbies include traveling to the beach as much as possible. He got into cycling due in large part to his father, who raced in the 1980s, and fondly remembers watching the old tours with the 7-11 team and Greg Lemond on VHS with his old man. He bought his first road bike in 2009, started riding regularly in 2010, and participated in his first race in 2012.