WHAT’S YOUR NAME AND LOCATION?
Julia, Gainesville, FL
WHAT TYPE OF CYCLING DO YOU ENJOY?
All: Road, MTB, multi-use trails with the family
WHAT IS YOUR FIRST CYCLING MEMORY?
Crashing on my banana seat bike in the second grade and getting stitches from splitting my lip on that big Y frame handle bar!! Good times!
WHO INSPIRES YOU TO RIDE, AND BETTER YET WHY?
Myself, my friends and family. I enjoy being healthy and riding outside. I love riding in Gainesville, we have so many trees and wonderful places to ride. San Feslasco is a mountain bike paradise with beautiful deer and challenging elevations.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BEST MOMENT ON THE BIKE SO FAR THIS YEAR?
Sharing events with my son. I am really excited about the youth development races that I am starting to see pop up more and more. I think it is important to spark more interest with outreach programs like youth races and youth mountain bike series or occasional lessons in the community. I have seen a few LBS sponsor not only a Summer MTB race series, but also a meet and greet with a few lessons. I love this. I think it fosters a long term love not only for cycling but for the places where they get to cycle.
TELL US ALL ABOUT YOUR BIKES
We have nine bikes in our garage at this moment: My old MTB, my road bike, my boyfriend’s road bike, his rain bike, his commuter bike, his MTB, My son’s road bike, his commuter (MTB) bike and my other son’s commuter bike. We will be adding a Cx bike and another MTB bike this year. SO excited!!!
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