Ep. 117 – The RUNATL Podcast with Guest Rahsaan Bahati


The RUNATL Podcast is hosted by Big Peach Running Co. Founder, Mike Cosentino, and Director of Marketing, Dave “D2” Martinez. This week on the RUNATL Podcast we talk to Pro Cyclist Rahsaan Bahati from Compton, how he got into cycling, made it a career, traveled the world, and how he’s giving back by creating cycling opportunities for inner-city youth.

2020 Year

Hello, Friends,

This episode brings the relatively recent (unfortunately) and very recent (wonderfully) together in fine fashion…  Said differently, we committed last year to keep topics like diversity worth celebrating in our shared fitness pursuits, racial equity in the lifestyle we serve, and industry standards for equal opportunities.  This year, we opened our first “Ride + Run” concept in Town Brookhaven and shared our intention to integrate some content grounded in bicycling into our episodes…  Now, this episode is a wonderful combination of those plans, as we bring you one of the greatest names in cycling – – Rahsaan Bahati.  The Show Notes and our Featured Conversation will bring you even closer to this multi-time National Champion, current Team owner and director, incredible philanthropist, and a solid indication that there is still plenty of room for black men and women on bikes and in the industry!

Rahsaan Bahati

Here are the Show Notes:

We hope you’ll join us and our friends from Wild Heaven Brewery, New Balance, Saucony, Altra, and many others for a social run and a lot of fun socializing!  Here’s how to claim your (free) ticket:  RUNATL Appreciation Party – Big Peach Running Co.

Get registered!  Start training!  For our free Spring Half/Full Marathon Training Program, that is… RUNATL Spring Half Marathon/Marathon Training – Big Peach Running Co.

Here’s a great place to get familiar with Rahsaan, including all of the success he’s had racing bicycles:  Rahsaan Bahati – Wikipedia

To learn more about what brought Rahsaan back to the Atlanta area recently, check this out:  Rahsaan Bahati | MACC ONE LOVE CENTURY

To learn about all the cool things the Bahati Foundation is doing, please visit this link:  The Bahati Foundation

To get even more detail about the longstanding partnership between Giant Bicycles and Rahsaan Bahati, watch this cool video and learn more here:  Paving The Way | Giant Bicycles United States (giant-bicycles.com)

To see all the action associated with the Athens Twilight Crit that Rahsaan won and was discussed here’s the ticket:  AOC Twilight Criterium | 41 Years of Road Rash (athenstwilight.com)

To get even more insight as to what it has been like to be a black professional cyclist, read this article:  Rahsaan Bahati: ‘I’ve had to conform to get my foot in the door’ – VeloNews.com

To see many of the cool products at Big Peach Ride + Run, here’s the shortcut:  Big Peach Ride + Run | Brookhaven, GA (bigpeachrideandrun.com)

As always, thank you for being part of the conversation.  We’ll see you in just a couple weeks…  In the meantime, MAY YOUR BEST MILES BE THOSE COVERED ON FOOT!

– Mike