Naas Tredoux was born in South Africa and lived there for the greater part of his life. He has also lived in Kansas City, Boston, Romania, Namibia, Malawi, and currently Colorado Springs, where he serves as the Senior Pastor of Faith Covenant Church. Eighteen years ago, he fell in love and married Heather – his Texas sweetheart. Together they have three children: Camille (17), Cameron (15), and their youngest son, Caelin, who is fourteen.
One could say Naas wears many hats! Apart from being a pastor, he is also an ultra-distance athlete who loves to teach people about plant-based cooking, caring for mother nature, staying fit, and losing weight.
In 2005, Naas’ wife encouraged him to get a bike and start riding for exercise and stress release. It wasn’t long before he started to daydream about competing in triathlons. He started out slowly but in 2013 competed in his first Ironman 70.3, taking first place in his division. In the same span of time, he also fell in love with mountain biking and has competed in several ultra distance gravel races, such as the “Dirty Kanza,” a 200 mile gravel race.
Naas’ passion for riding goes beyond personal health. He believes that by bettering the lives of children, we help make this world a better place. Putting together this 200 mile gravel race on the Colorado front range is one way in which he is able to take these dreams and turn them into a reality.