Joe Parkin’s life has not been without adventure. He moved to Belgium as a teenager to become a professional bike racer. After a 6-year European road racing career, Parkin returned to the United States to begin a second career as a mountain bike racer. He has been a professional cyclist, stunt pilot, motorcycle racer, and sharpshooter. He represented the United States at the World Cycling Championships and the World Cyclocross Championships. Parkin is a former editor of BIKE and Paved magazines.