Get to Know the Women of American Cycling
USA Cycling and the female members of its sport committees have interviewed women who compete, work and help support competitive cycling in America. Get to know their stories, how they became involved in the sport, and what advice they have for other women who want to be involved in bike racing, both on and off the bike.
- Pro Cyclist Emily Kachorek — An elite cyclo-cross and road cyclist who has raced for USA Cycling’s national team in Europe and currently competes in pro ‘cross races for Squid Bikes, the bike frames company she co-founded.
- Pro Cyclist Alison Tetrick — In addition to racing a full professional road season, Tetrick also works hard to advance the sport in America by serving on USA Cycling’s Professional and Women’s sport committees.
- The Art of the Time Trial: An Interview with Alison Powers — Powers is the 2014 women's pro time trial and road race national champion and the 2013 women's pro criterium national champ.
- Allie Dragoo: A Case Study in Making the Most of the Collegiate Cycling Experience — Dragoo competes for Marian University in all five cycling disciplines
- Profiling the Future of American Cycling: Alise Post — Multi-time national champion Post competed in the 2012 Olympics in BMX.
- New USA Cycling Racer Melissa Tabas — After racing her very first season in 2013, Tabas offers some practical, down-to-earth advice about getting started.
- Coach and Racer Joy McCulloch — A coach and elite cyclist, McCulloch offers some solid advice for women looking to reach their potential in bike racing.
- 'Cross Racer Lya Daggett — This lover of outdoor adventure is not afraid to challenge herself on the cyclo-cross course and always has a smile on her face.
- Masters Racer Kim Wik — With her sights set on a masters national championship, Wik loves how cycling provides goals and challenges for her to pursue.
- Masters Racer Mitzi Silber — At 52 years old, Silber raced her first road race. She shows strength, perseverance and a down-to-earth attitude that makes it clear that anyone can race a bike — and enjoy it!
- Bike Mechanic Sara Jarrell — The lead instructor at the SRAM Technical University, Jarrell has wrenched at world cups and the 2012 Paralympic Games.
- On being a bike mechanic... from one of the few women in the field — A profile on Marty Caivano, who has graduated from the United Bicycle Institute and USA Cycling's Bill Woodul Race Mechanics Clinic.
Women in the Industry
- Team Director Rachel Heal — Following a successful pro career that included representing Great Britain at the 2004 Olympic Games, Rachel Heal moved to the driver’s seat of the team car as a directeur sportif.
- Industry Insider Karen Bliss — A former pro cyclist, Bliss is now involved in several aspects of the industry — from marketing for Fuji Bikes to advocacy on both the local level and with the UCI.
2013 Giro Rosa Interviews
Prior to sending a women's team to the 2013 Giro Rosa, which was won by Mara Abbott, USA Cycling gathered the riders at a training camp in Boulder, Colorado. Check out the YouTube playlist below to watch the riders interview each other about racing, life off the bike, and a few hidden talents.
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