Road and Mtb – Club
Alissa fell in love with cycling shortly after moving to Colorado ten years ago. It started as a relaxing way to commute to work and then when she bought her first road bike it became her favorite way to see the state. Besides biking around town, she loves to bike mountain passes and National Parks. Alissa teaches 6th grade at Denver Green School and gets to take her students on field trips around the city on their bikes. Teaching kids to love bikes and the outdoors is probably the most rewarding aspect of her job.
Personal Goal: I have a couple goals right now: ride to the top of Mt. Evans, complete the Dirty Kanza, improve my swim time in a HalfIron and one day climbing Aconcagua in Argentina.
Hometown: Portland, OR
Current home: Denver, CO
Racing since: I don’t race
Favorite race/racing highlights: I haven’t raced, but my favorite ride highlight was seeing Grizzly bears riding in Glacier National Park on Going to the Sun Road
Bikes: Paris Pinarello (road); Bianchi – ViaNirone (commuter bike)
Pedal preference: SPDs
Rollers or trainer? Neither – outside!
Bibs or Shorts? Shorts
Skinsuit or Kit? Kit
Water or drink mix? Water
Favorite mid-ride nutrition: Banana & Almond butter Sandwich
Place I would most like to ride a bike: Through European mountain towns or through every National Park
When I am not riding a bike….read and play outside (run, hike, ski . . .)