Jess Cerra grew up with a passion for all adventures outdoors, in the mountains of Montana. Upon the completion of her M.S. in Exercise Physiology at San Diego State University in 2007, Jess first connected with riding mountain bikes. In 2008, Jess began competing on the XTERRA off-road triathlon circuit. After winning the XTERRA Amateur National Championship in 2010, Jess raced her first professional season in 2011. In 2012 and 2013 Jess switched her focus to the USAC Pro Ultra Endurance MTB Tour.
After being diagnosed with iliac artery endofibrosis in 2012, Jess underwent a procedure to repair her right iliac artery, and began racing road bikes to get fitness back. Through this journey, Jess discovered a new passion and talent. After a successful amateur year in 2014, Jess joined the UCI Pro Continental team Twenty16 Ridebiker for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
In 2017, Jess will join UCI Pro Continental team Hagens Berman Supermint. Additionally, Jess will proudly return to her off-road roots with Magic Cycle Works, on a custom steel all-road bike, along with becoming a SRAMbassador. Jess is beyond excited to merge her two passions into the 2017 seasons and grateful for the support of these sponsors.
Aside from racing, Jess is an accomplished personal chef, and her recipes are featured in Triathlete Magazine, as well as weekly on their website. Jess is also co-founder of JoJé’ bar, a gluten-free, non-GMO energy bar that is fresh baked to taste like a cookie, but designed with the science of performance in mind to fuel high level and recreational activities alike.
Follow Jess at: www.jesscerra.com; Facebook: Jessica Cerra; Instagram: @jesscerra;