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 of any ability and fitness level, I started a blog https://sunflowersandpedals.com/ and and run a women’s cycling Facebook group with over 300 members. I’ve been an ambassador for major brands, most recently as a Trek Women’s Advocate 2018-2020. As the Midwest Strava Ambassador from 2013-2015, I had a platform to promote cycling and encourage women to leverage the app. Pearl Izumi selected me to be part of their first Women’s Ride Champion team in 2016. In 2018 I became a Jules Threads ambassador and in 2017 an ambassador for Venus de Miles ride. I also share my passion for cycling and triathlon as a previous board member and currently a volunteer with an amazing organization, Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club.
For 17 years I was 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 Barrington Bicycle Club, Elmhurst Bicycle Club, and Bicycle Club of Lake County.
I own seven bikes: three road bikes (2 Treks and an Independent Fabrication), a gravel bike, mountain bike, 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).