Cat 3 Road, Co-Captain
Melissa has been racing for 4 full seasons now and is eager to begin her 5th! This year she will be focused on racing up a few hills and also coaching her daughter how to race on the road. She loves having the opportunity to teach the younger generation of cyclists how to get out there and “get after it!”
Hometown: DeRidder, L
Current home: Centennial, CO
Racing Disciplines: Mostly road now, hoping to dive into mountain a little more next year
Year you started racing: 2012
Favorite Races: Mt. Evans and Pikes Peak; Racing Highlights: Racing Pikes Peak every year since she moved back to CO 4 years ago
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac SL4 Pro
Pedal preference: – Look
Rollers or trainer: – Trainer
Bibs or shorts: Bibs
Skinsuit or kit: Kit
Water or drink mix: Skratch on any ride!
Favorite mid-ride nutrition: Skratch Chews for fast-paced rides or homemade energy bars for endurance rides
Place I would most like to ride a bike… Does our backyard count? Anywhere here in CO if it has any amount of elevation gain!
When I am not riding a bike I…am an adventurer, a wife, a mom of 2 very energetic kids, and a Physical Therapist Assistant.