I am always trying to get more woman to get out there and hope to continue to encourage them, regardless of skill level to join me. By keeping it fun with no pressure, I hope to keep them on the trails.
Hometown: New Windsor, New York
What is your riding goal for 2019? Do you have a special race, are you organizing a group ride or learning a new skill?
I have a couple of goals for the 2021 season. I started riding almost 30 years ago (ouch) when I purchased my 1st mountain bike for my 16th birthday. For the last 18 years, I rode clipless and would like to ride platform pedals efficiently this season. In addition, I would like to improve my skills on the technical up-hills.
What can you do to encourage more women to ride and enjoy cycling?
I primarily ride with my husband but when we aren’t riding together, I usually ride by myself. I love the solitude but would also love company to share our experiences. I am always trying to get more woman to get out there and hope to continue to encourage them, regardless of skill level to join me. By keeping it fun with no pressure, I hope to keep them on the trails. Through social media and my local bike shop, I also hope to be the go-to person for new female riders in my area. Since I also coach skiing in the -winter, I encourage my female athletes to ride since it is such good cross-training and an awesome confidence boost on the off season.
Why did you choose Moxie Cycling and Wicked Girl? What is your favorite thing about us? I stumbled across Moxie Cycling Company through Wicked Girl Jersey Company’s Instagram page. Finding mountain bike clothing that fits well, specifically made for women, has always been an issue of mine. I love their clothing line and the functional fit is very important to me. The designs are super unique and cool as well. I also love the campaign to get more women on bikes in a sport that is so male dominated. I find riding is so good for my mind, body and soul and am so pumped to be part of company that believes the same!