Meet the new 5 Trek Women Who Ride!
Amy is a former elementary school teacher turned stay-at-home mom who wants her kids to know the thrill of cycling. When she's not visiting the zoo, cleaning up toys, or hosting a playgroup, she can usually be found out on a ride. Amy commutes to work by bike, rides centuries, competes in triathlons, and adores singletrack. Amy also enjoys snowboarding and hiking (with and without children). She also likes to pretend she's a domestic goddess by attempting to bake, try various crafts, and not kill the plants in her garden.
A Boston native, Caitlin teaches third grade in the city, enjoying early morning bike rides to school. Her summers are spent mostly touring on her bike, including trips through the Canadian Rockies and along the West Coast. Newly married, Caitlin and her husband David were engaged on a bike ride to their favorite swimming hole. When she's not cycling, Caitlin loves to run and ski with David and their chocolate lab, Mocha. She's always eager to bring friends along for new adventures both in the city and the backcountry. Caitlin volunteers with the Appalachian Mountain Club's Youth Opportunities Program, training youth workers to lead outdoors trips with kids.
Mary got her first new bike at age 44, completed her first triathlon at age 54, and started a new business opportunity at 64. A Milwaukee native, Mary has lived in eight states, is a mother of two, and a grandmother of four. She has been a medical researcher, a teacher, marketing director for shopping centers, sales and marketing director for a plastics company, and owner of a different plastics company. In addition to outdoor sports she enjoys reading and crafts like knitting, sewing, and quilting. Her motto for tackling just about anything is be there; be involved; be positive; be happy.
Rebecca Jensen (that's me!)
Rebecca is a self-proclaimed anti-snob, pro-fun cyclist. Rebecca’s love for cycling began after knee injuries side-lined her from soccer and running. Riding for her college cycling team at Whitman College, as her fitness increased, so did her cycling prowess, winning five Collegiate National Champion jerseys. After graduating she began working for the Walla Walla Community Center for Youth, coaching a junior cycling team and teaching bike repair. She believes the best way to help people, which she finds immensely rewarding, is through contagious enthusiasm.
At almost 40 years young, Roxy tries to make the most of each day; every day is a gift and do I love opening presents! Roxy has ridden and raced mountain bikes for ten years when not busy with her fourteen-year career at an advertising firm. She plans to marry her soul-mate this year, but only after a full bike season of riding, racing, traveling and trail building is over. They direct their local mountain bike racing series in and around Omaha, Nebraska, volunteering extensively with the local trail care organization. Work hard, play hard. It's all about finding balance and living life to its fullest.