Bell Joy Ride gives me even more means to enable women to grow their love of mountain biking and inspire in them a passion for the ride.
I hail from: The hills of McLouth, KS, between Lawrence and Kansas City
But I have roots in: The farm fields of extreme Southwest Kansas
I pay my rent/mortgage by: Crawling through red tape to manage public lands and waters for current and future generations
My guilty pleasure is: Running away from responsibilities into the woods
When I was little, I wanted to grow up and be: Successfully happy in an outdoor job
Now that I’m all growed up, I really want to: Travel and explore
The best time I ever had on a bike was: Learning to mountain bike while building the same trail I was learning on, traveling to new trails with bike friends, and maybe the first 140 miles and the last 30 of the Dirty Kanza 200 in 2017
The worst time I ever had on a bike was: Those in between miles of the Dirty Kanza 200 in 2017, specifically mile 153
I love being a Bell Joy Ride Ambassador because: It's humbling, exciting, and rewarding to be surrounded by badass women
My mama always used to say: Don't be a horse's patoot
I’ve always wanted a pet: Sugar Glider
Because: I'd had everything else
Shout out to: My Bell Joy Ride KC team, past and present
Because: You badass ladies make this beautiful thing work
My five favorite words are: Which trail should we ride?