Jeff Schalk

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Jeff Schalk
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Jeff Schalk in the Frederick Municipal Forest in 2011
Personal information
Full name Jeffrey Schalk
Born (1974-02-06) February 6, 1974 (age 44)
 United States
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 72.6 kg (160 lb; 11.43 st)
Team information
Current team Trek Mountain Co-Op
Discipline Mountain Bike
Role Rider
Rider type Ultra Endurance
Professional team(s)
2006-2008 Trek-Volkswagen East
2009-2011 Trek Mountain Co-Op

Jeff Schalk (born February 6, 1974 in Santa Cruz, California) is a retired professional mountain bike racer. His racing career began in 2006 when he took hiatus from a career in structural engineering, practicing in San Francisco, California. He moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue racing full-time with the Trek Volkswagen East Coast factory team. Schalk's major career breakthrough occurred in 2007 when he won the Shenandoah 100, establishing himself as a primary name in the domestic MTB endurance scene. When the Trek and Volkswagen partnership dissolved at the end of 2008, the Trek Bicycle Corporation continued its support of Jeff by directly signing him to full sponsorship. After his breakthrough in 2007, he moved to Frederick, Maryland and began to specialize in ultra-endurance racing events, namely 100-mile mountain bike races. Over the course of his 6 year career, he amassed 17 wins in 100-mile MTB racing, winning the National Ultra Endurance Series for three consecutive years. Schalk's sponsors for the majority of his career included: Trek Bicycle Corporation, Bontrager, Fox Racing Shox, Shimano, PowerBar, Dumonde Tech Racing Oils, and ESI Grips. All of his racing victories came aboard Trek's flagship cross country race bike at the time, the Trek Top Fuel.

He retired from racing at the end of the 2011 season, returning to his career in structural engineering. He currently lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, and works for JVA Consulting Engineers.

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