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) and I was recently named to the Trek Women’s Advocate Team for the 2018-2019 season. 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 by being on the board of directors and volunteering 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 BBC and BCLC bike clubs.
I own five bikes: three road bikes (2 Treks and an Independent Fabrication), 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).