Maya’s best friend found her a bike on craigslist a few years ago and told her it would change her life. He was right. A Colorado native, looking for exercise for mind and body, she fell in love.
With a non-profit job that takes a lot out of her, Maya was looking for a sport to replenish her body, mind and spirit and she found it in cycling. She got tired of just trying to pass all of the people on the cherry creek path, so she set out to find a team and learn about the actual sport of cycling and racing. She plans on being an awesome teammate and racer, and when she’s asked to sign autographs (which will defiantly be her favorite part) do so with a huge smile, and tell all the kiddos to find something that makes them grin from ear to ear every time they do it.
Personal goal: “this year- to figure out my strengths and use them to support the team, compete, and help other women find out about cycling.”
Nickname: non yet….
Hometown: middle of nowhere, in the mountains, next to some beautiful peaks, rivers and valleys, also known as Gardner, Colorado.
Current Home: Denver, CO
Racing Disciplines: road
Strengths: TBD, but if i had to choose now: grinding it out and loving it even when i’m not.
Racing since: newbie
Favorite race: TBD
Hobbies: besides riding: hiking, snowboarding, traveling, gardening, reading, cooking and dancing
Favorite post training drink: 1/2 Naked coconut water 1/2 mighty mango (really, i’m not just saying that) or chocolate milk
Favorite during training drink: secret drink mix
Bikes: an old Specialized Allez and an Electra cruiser with flames on it (they make me look fast)
Racing highlights: non yet, but as above, i’m sure signing the autographs will be awesome
Rollers or trainer: trainer, never tried rollers but would probably fall down
Bibs or shorts: bibs
Skin suit or kit: both, but the skin suit will, hopefully, make me look faster (does it have flames on it?)
Speedplay, look, shimano: i’m going to go with shimano for $2000, alex
Carbon or steel: carbon
If you could ride anywhere: everywhere! europe, south america…..right here in my own backyard.