“I ride my bike to challenge myself and to get better at something. My bike lets me express myself. Freedom of expression on two wheels.”

 
 

ALISON RACES ON GRAVEL. YES, THAT SUPER COOL WORLD BETWEEN MTN BIKING AND ROAD RACING. AND SHE IS REALLY GOOD AT IT.

Home base: petaluma, California

age: 33

Work off the bicycle?

Biotechnology Communications Manager, Amgen

Best Results:

  • Queen of Kanza 2017

  • 2 x Gravel World Champion (2017 and 2018)

  • 2014 Bronze Medalist Team Time Trial UCI World Championships

  • 2015 Stage Winner Tour de San Luis Femenino

  • USA National Team, Pan American Games

Favorite music?

Johnny Cash

Favorite race or ride?

Anything off the beaten path and full of adventure, yummy food, and good friends. Riding bikes all day to amazing destinations and living the good life.

My dream career outside of cycling is…

I have my dream job! Working in science, bikes, and education. Creating adventure each day and changing the world.

My favorite academic subject is…

Biochemistry

My earliest memory on a bike is…

I remember riding horses before I rode bikes. When I first hopped on a bike, I didn't know how to brake and ended up crashing into the pool. I still have the scar to prove it.

Advice to UP-AND-COMING cyclists:

Find a goal that inspires you. Don't let other people define your success.