Derek Wilkerson

My Gerard Experience

My performance depends on a precision road-racing feel. And the ride quality of the Gerard Force 100 is second to none in the Pro Tour class of road bikes.

The first time I threw my leg over the frame, I was pleasantly surprised to find a bike with such well-thought-out geometry and that was so beautifully crafted. It’s compliant over rough roads without sacrificing weight or stability. And when I need to really hit it for a sprint, the Force 100 is as stiff and responsive as I could want. I really think that it’s the highest quality carbon fiber frame on the market today.

Ready to rock and roll on my Gerard Force 100.
(Photo: Chad Nichols)

About Derek


San Antonio, FL USA


Woodinville, WA USA



Claims to Fame

1998Champion—U.S. National Elite Criterium Championships
20041st place—Criterium, Tour de Tucson, USA
19981st place—Stage 5, Tour de Taiwan, Republic of China
20042nd place—Stage 2, Valley of the Sun Stage Race, USA
19992nd place—U.S. National Elite Road Race Championships

Pro Team(s)

  • 2014: Elbowz Racing
  • 2006: Toyota—United Pro Cycling Team
  • 2005: Colavita p/b Sutter Home Pro Cycling Team
  • 2000-2003: Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team
  • 1995-2002: U.S. National Team

Current Gerard Cycles Bike

Force 100

Off the Bike Obsession

Walking/hiking with my dog, Bella

My Links

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2004 Valley of the Sun Stage Race

A hard-fought second place finish on Stage 2.

1998 U.S. National Elite Criterium Championships

Celebrating the win the best way!

1998 U.S. National Elite Criterium Championships

Celebrating the win and finishing 2nd in the sprint finish after lapping the field.

Off the Bike

My other love, Bella loves to hang out with me. And chasing rabbits.