The Speedy Cyclist • Wealth Strategist & Cyclist

Luke Hooper is a CPA, CFA, and wealth strategist with a need for speed — on his bike. Luke discovered cycling when he picked it up as a hobby to stay active during college. But what started as a simple hobby soon became a full-fledged passion. Luke has competed in hundreds of races over the last 14 years and logged thousands of miles on his bike. On average, he bikes 3-5 days a week, logging 150-250 miles. With an impressive competitive resume and a dedication to constant improvement, Luke remains one to watch in the cycling community. 

Luke is an active member of the Memphis cycling community and currently rides with the 901 Racing team, a local cycling team that competes in road, gravel, and mountain biking races across the Southeast. While Luke is a frequent competitor, specific events and races certainly stick out for him. He recently participated in the Ride 2 Rosemary charity cycling event, where he and a group of more than 60 cyclists biked 500+ miles from Memphis to Rosemary Beach to raise money for the West Cancer Foundation. He also loves the Rule of Three race in Bentonville, Arkansas, which combines three different types of terrain by incorporating tarmac, gravel, and singletrack. Another highlight includes the Tiger Lane Criterium Series, a weeknight criterium cycling race series held at Tiger Lane in Memphis. The series did not occur in 2023 due to construction but will hopefully return in 2024. 

When Luke isn’t hitting the pavement, he’s recovering from his long rides and many races at Hot Yoga Plus. He recently started attending classes to improve his flexibility and enhance his recovery. 

As for his future plans, Luke is focused on getting faster every day, crushing his own records, and working on his handstand game at Hot Yoga Plus. 

By Lucy Modzelewski 

Photo by Tindall Stephens 

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