Name: Monica Sereda
Event(s): Time Trial, Road Race
Classification: WT2
Height: 5-9
Weight: 154
DOB: 7/13/1967
Birthplace: Chicago, Ill.
Hometown: St. Petersburg, Fla.
High School: Lyons Township High School (La Grange, Ill. ) '85
College: St. Leo University '00, Management Information Systems; Touro University '05, MBA, Logistics
Team/Club: US Military Endurance Sports (USMES)
World Championship Experience
  • Most Recent: 2018 – Road – DNF (time trial)
  • Years of Participation: 2017, 2018
  • Top Finish: 4th – 2017 (time trial)
Personal: Sereda grew up BMX racing, running cross-country and track, and playing basketball. She enlisted in the Army in 1987 and retired in 2011 after 24 years of service. She was an avid runner and began road cycling while serving in the Army. Monica sustained injuries to her neck, back and a traumatic brain injury as the result of numerous deployments and an automobile accident. In 2015, Monica completed two 450+ mile Ride 2 Recovery challenges, the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride, the Independence Fund Lt Dan Ride, and the World Team Sports Face of America ride all on her recumbent trike. In 2016, she progressed to her UCI trike. That same year, she also attended the U.S. Paralympics Cycling Development Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ...Daughter of Margot Sereda...Has one brother, Eric, and one sister, Chris...Hobbies include playing with her service dog, Biscuit, relaxing on the beach and working on her bikes in her garage.