I began cycling in graduate school at University of Illinois in 1998, where I raced on the road and mountain bikes. I continued racing mountain bikes when I moved with my husband to Colorado, until I had my first child in 2006. Since then, I have participated in a few competitive events such as the Denver Marathon, XTERRAs and the Beti Bike Bash. I have enjoyed spending a little more time on my bike since quitting my job in mid-2012 to spend more time with my husband, Taylor, and three children (Sally, 6, Hadley, 4 and Chase 18mo). I look forward to meeting other cyclists and perhaps even racing a few times in 2013.