Privateer Amy Christian Q&A

Amy Christian is up next for the Privateer Q&As. There’s not a person in Chattanooga who doesn’t know Amy (at least in the cycling community), but we promise you’ll love getting to know her more in this Q&A. Don’t wait another second – ‘click more’ and find out what it’s like to be Amy Christian.


What was life like for you 10 years ago?Christian4
Living life as a ski bum in Jackson Hole, WY

Tell us about your career.
Intake Coordinator at a mental health agency.

It’s race day – what do you do to get ready?
Go to the bathroom 5+ times, drink one bottle of orange Skratch, eat one peanut butter GU, take 2 1/2 puffs from my inhaler and make sure I am wearing earrings.

Do you eat anything particular before a race?
Oatmeal with banana and peanut butter 2 hrs before I race.

What are the first 2 things you feel like you do well during a race?Christian3
I’m good at having fun and cornering!

What are 2 things you’d like to improve upon this season?
Winning and not looking back!

What’s your favorite color on the PFM unicorn horn?

Where’s your favorite place to ride in Chattanooga?
Tough one…Really enjoy North Georgia rides but absolutely love doing the Missionary Ridge ride

What’s the one piece of bike gear you can’t live without?
My cycling shoes!

What do you do when you’re not riding your bike or working?

Who’s your favorite Privateer to heckle and why? Christian1
Not quite sure yet.

What would you sing at karaoke night?

If you had to be an animal, which one would you be and why?
A cat…they are always doing what they want.

Tell us something most people don’t know about you.
I moved to Chattanooga to be a nanny, I won a new snowboard by out drinking 15 other girls in a PBR contest, and had a pet turkey growing up.