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Team Manager / Creative Director
Having raced back to back road and cyclocross seasons for the past 11 years, BrittLee has raced her bike across the U.S., in Canada and in Europe. BrittLee has spent her recent road seasons pushing her limits in high level criteriums and Pro Road Tour/UCI road races. With a love of punchy climbs and sprinting, along with the help of her teammates, she has landed on podiums at USA Crits Speedweek, Tour of America’s Dairyland and multiple UCI cyclocross podiums. In 2019 she looks forward to supporting the team on and off the race course; making the team's presence known in the gravel scene, while also making the magic happen for the team behind the scenes. A native New Yorker, a designer and our Team Manager/ Creative Director.
Cynthia has been racing on the road since 2014. She loves a flat technical criterium and can hold her own in a hilly gravel race. Cynthia is from Lexington, Virginia and is the assistant team manager this season. By day she works for BikeFlights and by night she rides mountain bikes with her husband. She won the category 2 leaders jersey at the Tour of America’s Dairyland in 2017 and numerous top 10s throughout the season. She has been hitting the trails and is ready for a new season of gravel and dirt!
Rachel swam through college, earning a degree in Marketing and a few All-American accolades along the way. She raced her first criterium a week after her first Ironman, somehow got hooked, and dropped that silly running habit. She is a category 2 road cyclist and raced for the Chicago Women’s Elite composite team for the past two seasons. After moving to Chicago, she dabbled in the local CX scene, but she’s gone back to her endurance roots, finishing Dirty Kanza 200 in 2018. She has a great collection of funky gravel trophies from Barry Roubaix, Rough Road, Hellkat Hundie, the Little Apple, and Bleeding Kansas events. In 2009 she quit her corporate job and went to bike fitting school. She continues to be passionate about proper saddle height while funding her cycling habit, fitting at Velosmith Bicycle Studio in Chicago.
Ellen is from Washington, D.C. and loves long distance riding and exploring the world on a bicycle. She was a Division 1 rower in college. She transitioned to ultrarunning and found bikes through triathlon and Ironman. She raced on the U.S. National Duathlon Team, placing 7th at Worlds. Unfortunately, she was forced to take a few years off racing after back surgery. When she came back to sports, she realized she just wanted to bike. She fell in love with long distance, hilly races, and most of all gravel. In 2018, she raced Dirty Kanza, Croatan Buck Fifty, GRUSK, UnPAved, a bunch of road races ( she won overall GC for the Green Mountain Stage Race) and she Zwifts ( she loves internet bike racing). She travels a lot, usually with her bike and takes a few bikepacking adventures every year. By day, she works for the EPA to help disadvantaged communities fund their water utilities and is passionate about equal access to clean water. At home, she has a husband who usually joins her on most bike adventures. She is super excited to race gravel with such a strong group of women!
Kelly found her love for cycling while attending James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, VA. The area lends itself to every type of riding, and she takes part in it all! Kelly works full-time at Rocktown Bicycles, in Harrisonburg, as their Women’s Ambassador and is a fierce believer in empowering women through bicycles, whether it's riding, racing, or learning mechanical skills. Kelly has competed many in mountain bike races, gran fondos, and gravel races with several top 10s at Paris 2 Ancaster, 10th in the 2017 Pro Women’s Iceman Cometh, and 3rd in the 2018 MTB 25-29 Age Group Nationals. She also just finished her first UCI Cyclocross season this past Fall, with lots of mud and a few top 20 finishes under her belt. Kelly’s favorite type of riding is gravel - railing descents and hitting long climbs brings her a lot of joy. She is super excited to share in the gravel enthusiasm with the team this year and shred some dirt!
Sarah was a runner for most of her life and was part of the Marine Corps Reserve Officers Training Corps in college until knee injuries led her to be medically discharged and to stop running. She fell in love with the sport of cycling a couple years later and started racing on the road, upgrading from a Category 4 to a Category 2 racer while working full time as a Clinical Dietitian and getting her diploma in sports nutrition from the International Olympic Committee. She likes technical criteriums and a good climb. She took many wins/podiums at local races and secured a top 5 in the GC at Tour of the Southern Highlands last year along with pushing herself at the Pro Road Tour level in 2017 and 2018. She is looking forward to a change of scenery and is excited to explore the gravel world with this awesome group of ladies!
Leigh originally found her love for cycling through racing the Little 500 at Indiana University in 2016 & 2017. After graduating Indiana in 2017 with a degree in Audiology, Leigh joined the Lindenwood University cycling team to continue her education and learn more about the sport of cycling! In 2018, Leigh completed her first full season of road earning her cat 1&2 over the season. She loves punchy climbs, technical crits, and breakaways. In 2018, she podiumed in the sprint tournament & the points race at Collegiate Track Nationals, finished 3rd at Intelligentsia W2/3 Omnium, and earned podiums in several races across the midwest. Aside from school and cycling, Leigh works at Big Shark Bicycle Company in addition to being a barista at a local cafe. After focusing on cross and mtb all fall, Leigh is ready to dive into the gravel season this year!
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