At 20 years old Ryan raced in his first mountain bike race as an amateur. Mountain biking was simply a hobby while he was training as a triathlete, with the hopes of turning pro. With his love for the mountains he shifted over to professional XTERRA racing in 2013. Showing signs of a massive engine on the bike, Ryan decided to solely focus on the bike and in 2015 went pro in mountain biking. Petry now lives in Boulder, CO where he’s able to train with the best cyclists in the sport and live a lifestyle that supports his passion.