|Team||Liv Racing TeqFind|
|Birth date||April 2, 1987|
|Birthplace||Atlanta, Georgia, USA|
|Specialty||I'm still finding my specialty. I seem to be best suited for not too hilly, and not too flat road races.|
|What are some of your favorite places to ride locally?||My favorite loop is 100k up, down and around Sant Hilari de Sacalm. It's a lovely little route with a little bit of everything! There's a beautiful climb and a super fun descent. Also a bit of flat, if you're into that sort of thing.|
- 7th Stage 6 Tour Feminin l'Ardeche '21
- 10th stage Joe Martin Stage Race
- '19 Most inspirational Jersey Colorado Classic '19
- Captained my 80+ year old grandma on a tandem
|What's your favorite event on your calendar?||I love the Red Black and Green bikerversary in Atlanta, GA. It's such a lovely community event that celebrates Black cyclists, and always reminds me of why I started riding in the first place.|
|What is your favorite Liv bike?||Ask me next year and I'll be super shocked if I don't say favorite the Langma! It's so dependable on any terrain, super fun, and it's been my main steed of choice for about 4 years now!|
|What is your favorite Liv gear?||The Liv Rev Pro Helmet has literally saved my life a few times over the years! It's also quite comfortable, even with all my hair!|
|Why do you ride?||I ride because it brings me joy that reminds me of the innocent fun I had as a child. I race because it's fun, it gives me a space to push myself and create sorely needed representation in a largely homogenous space.|
|When did you first realize you loved cycling?||I realized I loved cycling when I understood the freedom that came with riding a bike for transportation. I was no longer restricted to the geographic or schedule limitations of public transportation.|
|Is there a woman in your life who has played an important role in your cycling journey?|
There are many women I've met along my cycling journey that have had a tremendous impact on making sure I succeed. To name a few, Laura Solís, Sam Scipio, Devin Cowens, and the women of The Black Foxes make sure I remember to take care of myself, lift me up when i'm down, boost me up even higher when I'm already doing well, and support me in my non-racing endeavors so I can also help other women thrive in this space.
|What do you wish you knew when you were starting out as a cyclist?||The cycling world has something for everyone, if you haven't found it yet, just keep looking!|
|Who inspires you?|
I'm inspired by anyone and everyone who wakes up day after day, and lives their life the best they can. We as a society have experienced A LOT of hardship in the past few years, so each day we continue to exist is a good one.
|What does the future of cycling look like to you?|
The future will look how we decided it will look. I've decided it's going to look a lot more colorful!