Payson McElveen is a 23-year-old American professional cross-country mountain bike racer who rides for Team RideBiker p/b Sho-Air.
A member of the National team since age 17, Payson has had the privilege of competing all over the world, from China to Puerto Rico, and throughout Europe. A multi-time national championship podium finisher, Payson has steadily progressed each year of his young career. Recent successes include a first place finish at the 2016 Mongolia Bike Challenge and 1st place at the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. In 2014 he finished 6th in the internationally stacked opening round of the US Cup, being selected as one of two U23 riders to the U.S. Pan American Championships team, and winning Stage 4 and the Best Young Rider classification at the Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic. He is based out of Durango, CO, and various deserts depending on the time of year.