What attracted you to Eliel?
The welcoming group on the Wednesday ride!
What about bikes brings you joy?
The freedom it gives you to adventure, either on your own or with a group, and the ability you have to go further and see more than you can on foot.
How does riding make you a better person?
Cycling helps keep me strong both physically and mentally. It allows me to challenge myself, set goals, and enjoy time with friends.
Which rider inspires you the most?
Kate Courtney, Sarah Sturm, Rebecca Rusch, and many more.
What are your goals for the future? On and off the bike...
I want to build consistency with riding and add running in so I can continue to explore and adventure greater distances both on and off the bike.
What is important to you?
Quality time spent with friends and family, good health, and enjoying the outdoors.
As a high school runner turned college triathlete, my first few years of riding on the road and with groups was on a TT bike. Running was my strongest of the three disciplines, and, at the time, cycling was arguably my weakest.
By the end of my triathlon days my cycling had drastically improved, but it wasn't until I began working in a bike shop after college that I got my first road bike. Over the course of three years there I became a more confident cyclist, met my husband, and developed a love for exploration on two wheels. During that time I tried my hand at a few races, but my real desire to gain fitness stemmed from wanting the ability to say yes to any adventure.
When we moved back to my home town of San Diego in 2016 we fell out of our cycling routine for various reasons. It wasn't until two years later that we began to dedicate time to riding again and rediscovered the joy to be had on a bicycle. Now you will find us enjoying a coffee cruise with friends, exploring new roads around the county, and planning big adventures when we get some extra time!