About Markley

Markley Anderson

Markley Anderson

Markley Anderson, aka Captain America, is the motivator, instigator and goatator of the team. He brings mountain biking, climbing and navigation skills to the team. Markley has been racing mountain bikes since 2008, however he started endurance racing (adventure/expedition) in 2003. Mountain biking has become Markley’s focus. Although he still gets out for an adventure race every now and then. Markley is a counselor with the Blue Ridge School when  he isn’t racing. Markley believes that he is in the business of providing hope to all he meets. Markley battles with an identity crisis as he often times refers to himself as Captain America. Markley competed in dirtbike racing, body building and powerlifting before switching over to the dark side of adventure racing and mountain biking. Since he began adventure racing and mountain biking he has competed in every level of the sports from sprints, 10 day expedition races, stage races, xc, xxc, marathon, ultras,  etc…

 Past accomplishments:

Paratrooper in the famed 82nd Airborne Div.

Winner of Bodybuilding and Powerlifting Competitions

1st Place Finisher in Dirtbike Racing

1st Place Finisher in Adventure Racing

1st Place Finisher in Mountain Bike Racing

2x Official Finisher of Primal Quest

Official Finisher of British Columbia Mountain Bike Stage Race

Official Finisher of Trans Alp Mountain Bike Stage Race

2x Official Finisher of Tour Divide

Expert Level Mountain Biker

Contributing writer for XXC Magazine

Multiple rock climbs and mountaineering ascents

Avid Extreme Sport Participant (dirt biking, skydiving, scuba diving, rock climbing, bungee jumping, mountaineering, snowboarding, etc…)