Mike Cottle

Mandy manages the run operations at our Squirrel Hill store.

What do you love about riding and/or running?
I love the freedom and exhilaration that you feel when you’re out on the trails and pushing your body to do something that’s hard.

What are your non-cycling interests?
Spending time with my kiddos, staying active and hanging with my friends.

What bike do you currently ride?
Specialized Epic Hardtail

What shoes do you run in?
Brooks Ravenna

What experience do you have in the industry?
I use to be a personal trainer for 3 year and then I moved to Pittsburgh and worked at True Runner before coming onto the PBR team here in Squirrel Hill.

Where is your favorite place to ride or run?
I love Frick and Schenley Park. They both have awesome trails that can push you on every ride or run!

Who or what inspires you?
My kids are my biggest inspiration. They are the reason I get up every morning. I want them to always know that you can accomplish anything that is set in front of you!!! My dad is also a huge inspiration to me. He has had multiple heart attacks and can not run anymore. I run every race for him!!!!

Somewhere you’ve never been, but would love to visit?
Italy, Fiji or Australia

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

How long have you been with Pro Bike + Run?
1 year

What kind of riding and/or running are you into?
I love running trails. I started out doing road running but made the switch to trails a few years ago. I also just got my first bike and am enjoying learning a whole new sport!

What has been your biggest accomplishment in running and/or cycling?
I completed the Chicago Marathon a few years ago and it was an awesome experience!!! I also got into the New York Marathon the next year. My goal now is to complete my first 25K trail run this fall.