Shenandoah 100k…or not?

The 2021 Shenandoah 100k was the highlight of last year’s race season for me. It was not my best result (though it was perhaps my best performance–ironic how those two things are not always directly correlated), but something about those national forest trails and Stokesville vibes just make the race a really great event. Despite…

Virginia State Marathon MTB Championship

What a day! This weekend, the 2022 Virginia State Marathon MTB Championship took place in Palmyra, Virginia–an incredible event hosted by the team at RVA Racing. I went into the event cautiously optimistic. I was nervous because I know that Virginia is home to an incredibly strong group of women Mountain bikers, and because I…

World Cup Debut: Snowshoe XCO 2022

Since 2019, I have turned my focus towards marathon mountain bike races, generally competing in events ranging from three to eight hours in length. As such, my training centers around developing a strong “diesel” engine: a steady sweet-spot pace that I can maintain for hours at a time, putting in hard efforts for the occasional…

Now Offering Coaching!

Since “retiring” from the classroom this June, I have been pursuing education and certification as a cycling coach and am excited to start working with athletes to help them meet their goals. I’ve been personally working with a coach since 2018, when I first started racing, and I’m thrilled to be able to share the…

Race Report: Mohican 100k

What a study in contrasts! On Wednesday, I participated in the Play Roanoke’s second Disco series race on Mill Mountain, but with strict guidelines to not go too hard (and thereby “ruin” my race on Saturday). The Disco course is rocky, mostly climbing, and the field thins out quickly, allowing for plenty of space to…

#LoveWhereYouLive

Almost a year ago, I moved to Roanoke, Virginia. Why? Mountain biking. Little did I know, that my move to Roanoke would be about so much more than just glorious trails and ample gravel roads for training. It would deliver an incredible community, a city replete with culture and food destinations, and all sorts of…

Race Report: Big Frog 65

Summary The irony of this event is that it was supposed to be my first NUE series event, way back in 2020. I remember asking friends, veterans of the event, for beta, and gearing up for my first season “as a pro” and… then COVID happened. Now, two years later, with a full season of…

Season Opener: Stokesville 40k

I spent January with my left foot in a boot thanks to a late-season stress fracture, so when the Stokesville 60/40 MTB race rolled around as my 2022 season opener, I was admittedly a little nervous. I’d only been riding my bike for 4.5 weeks and didn’t feel like my fitness was anywhere near what…

2022 Sponsor Announcement

Ride Fierce Racing is presented by Roanoke Outside & Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge with additional sponsorship from Cardinal Bicycle and RND Coffee. I am excited to continue working with some of the same partners that have supported me from the beginning of my racing career, as well as some new companies that have joined with…

Making 25 of 24

Over the last several weeks, the questions seem to play on a broken record, How many hours are in your day? How do you fit it all in? How do you manage everything? Mostly, the answer is, “I don’t know” or “I don’t.” While there are certainly aspects of that which are true–such as the…