Katie is excited to be a new member of Naked/Tribella club team. She started riding in 2006 after a running injury. A hip fracture had her confined to crutches for 8 months. She couldn’t run, she couldn’t even walk, but she could ride a bike. During recovery, she started taking cycling classes and eventually made the transition to road biking. She became an indoor cycling instructor and currently teaches 3-5 classes per week. Though she hasn’t raced, she spends summers doing century rides like the Lake Tahoe Century, Triple Bypass and Copper Triangle. Katie also works in emergency medicine as a physician assistant. She lives in Denver with her cycling partner (boyfriend) and her running partners (two dogs, Kaja and Buddha).
Personal Goals: Start racing! Become a better technical rider. Oh, and the Double Triple Bypass…who’s with me?
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Current Home: Denver, CO
Racing Disciplines: Road
Strengths: Climbing, or maybe that’s just what I like doing. Appropriately, my weakness is descending.
Racing Since: Riding since 2006, racing since 2013
Favorite Race: No racing yet, but favorite ride so far was Beartooth Pass in Red Lodge, MT.
Hobbies: cycling, running, hiking, lifting, hanging out with my dogs and my man.
Status: In a Relationship
Favorite Post Race Drink: beer, pyramid apricot ale
Favorite During Race Drink: water
Bikes: Road: Trek Madone 5 series. MTB: undecided, probably yeti or specialized. Around town: Trek Allant
Racing Highlights: Check back next year!
Rollers or trainer: Trainer
Bibs or shorts: Shorts.
Skinsuit or kit: Kit.
Speedplay, Look or Shimano: shimano
Carbon or steel: carbon
If you could ride your bike anywhere, where would it be? TDF course. Though, I’ve always thought riding across the US coast to coast would be fun.