A life without riding a bike, especially in forests is unimaginable to me. Cycling in its many shapes and sizes brings me much joy.
Hometown: Chambersburg, Pensylvannia
What is your riding goal for 2019? Do you have a special race, are you organizing a group ride or learning a new skill?
2019 is a wide open door for me. I have been riding mountain bikes since 1989 and have never stopped. My life definitely consisted of bikes for recreation or basic transportation prior to mountain bikes, but mountain biking opened up a whole new world that I continue to explore . A life without riding a bike, especially in forests is unimaginable to me. Cycling in its many shapes and sizes brings me much joy. Whether the reason is fitness, fun, meditation, fighting demons, competition, or sharing the love of the sport it keeps me grounded. Lately, riding a bike for me is a no “rules” purely joyful experience. The open air, great friends, meeting new friends, the feel of the ground or air underneath the wheels, conquering fears and taking the time to soak in the sights and sounds are my goals for this year. Secretly, I do hope to save for a bigger travel bike and work skills for “stunts and big rock moves”.
What can you do to encourage more women to ride and enjoy cycling?
I will be working at the local bike shop this summer and I hope to have an impact on creating an inviting environment for women to come in to shop, ask questions, and or network about local rides. Another goal for the summer is to organize rides for women that center around teaching basic and advanced skills in a supportive environment. Women will be able to learn from other passionate female cyclists who are able to offer mentorship and encouragement.
Why did you choose Moxie Cycling and Wicked Girl? What is your favorite thing about us?
I am choosing Moxie Cycling and Wicked Girl because they have created a brand for women to express themselves through their passion for adventure. Comfort, fit, and flare. They have stepped out of the apparel comfort zone and are assisting all women to do the same with their goals. The look is as unique as each of us. Do one thing that scares you everyday – Eleanor Roosevelt.