Female Voice (of reason?), Product Review Crew
I’ve loved biking all my life and became a true roadie about 25 years ago. I’ve competed in time trials, triathlons and recently started fat biking. In 2014, at the age of 51, I checked off a full AquaBike race from my bucket list (that’s a 2.4-mile swim and 112-mile bike – the swim and bike legs of an Ironman).
I’m an advocate to getting more people to join the sport of cycling, especially women. To empower women – particularly those over 50 – to embrace their bodies and fitness, I started the blog “Fifty, Fit and Fabulous” (fiftyfitfabulous.blogspot.com). Also, as the Midwest Strava Ambassador from 2013-2015, I had a platform to promote cycling and encourage women to leverage the app. I was selected to be part of Pearl Izumi’s first Women’s Ride Champion team in 2016 and in 2017 became an ambassador for Venus de Miles ride. I also share my passion for cycling by being on the board of directors and volunteering with an amazing organization called Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club.
For 17 of the last 20 years I’ve been on the board of the Wheeling Wheelmen cycling club. This is one of the largest bike clubs in the Chicagoland area. I’m also a member of the BBC and BCLC bike clubs
I own four bikes: two road bikes, a cyclocross and a fat tire bike. They all have names and get ridden regularly!
If any of RBR’s female readers have a female-focused question about any aspect of cycling, spot a particular product or piece of gear that you think might be worthy of review, etc., I encourage you to contact me, below. That’s the best thing about RBR: No matter what our level of experience as roadies, we all are constantly learning (and re-learning).