Cyclist Molly Shaffer Van Houweling holds the current U.S. record for the farthest distance covered in an hour of cycling on the track. On September 12, 2015, she will attempt to break the world record (officially known as the “UCI Hour Record”).
Van Houweling is also a 5-time UCI amateur road world champion, most recently winning road race and time trial titles in Llubljana, Slovenia. A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Van Houweling started racing with the Ann Arbor Velo Club. She now resides in Berkeley, California, where she is Professor of Law and Associate Dean at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She is a long-time member of Metromint Cycling, a racing team based in the San Francisco Bay area. She started racing with her hometown Ann Arbor Velo Club.