A friend lent me a bike and invited me to a cyclocross race; I went from runner to want to be cyclist in one 45 min race. From there, I found a mentor in Don Leet, a dear friend and amazing teacher. He has inspired me to practice the little things and love the sport, for all that it teaches us, on and off the bike.
I am committed to...
Our community of amazing, inspiring women. To choose to take the harder road, to walk forth bravely under the indifferent stars, to hazard the ravages of chance, to choose to endure what seems unendurable, and thereby open up the possibility of prevailing.
What piece of advice would you give your 13-year-old self?
Serena, you are enough.
Why do you ride?
The process of continual improvement and progression; setting goals and intentions, and challenging my mind and body to push through the challenges before me, and taking the lessons of the bike, off the bike, to live with integrity and shine a light into our community.
Who inspires you?
The women of Liv Global, the women changing the bike industry, those not just asking for a seat at the table, but instead building their own table. Those who are not looking at the past for a road map, but instead, setting their sights on the destination ahead and going cross country without the need to be confined by pre-determined routes.
What's your secret talent?
Finding new roads and creating adventure routes!
What's one thing you learned about yourself in 2020?
Engaging in the continual process of learning, relearning and checking in is more valuable than the knowledge that "I know"; being vulnerable is the strongest way I can be; speaking up, especially when it is difficult, defines who I am and what I stand for; we can always do more, push harder, be more focused, but sometimes, taking a minute, breathing into the moment, pressing pause is a better way to move forward. Also, I love riding my bike (reconfirmed infinitely).