Chris Case (Niwot, CO) is a journalist, writer, and founder of Alter Exploration, which creates challenging cycling and bikepacking adventures in the Dolomites, Iceland, the Piedmont Alps, Colorado, and beyond. He is a lifelong endurance athlete with a diverse academic and professional background, with degrees and research experience in neuroscience and clinical psychology, and a master’s degree in journalism. Chris served as managing editor of VeloNews magazine for eight years before co-founding Fast Talk Labs, an endurance sports training community and knowledgebase. He served as operations director for DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co. before founding Alter Exploration in 2023. He is also the author of The Haywire Heart, the first book to delve into the relationship between long-term endurance athletics and heart health.