Jody (she/her) is a long-time resident of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. She moved there after college with the intent to play and ski for a winter season, but she couldn’t resist the lure of the Yampa Valley. She stayed for that next summer, bought a mountain bike, and decades passed. She grew up in a family of cyclists, and riding has always been a part of her life. After her first trip in 2016, bikepacking quickly became one of her passions.  When she’s not on a bikepacking trip, she’s probably planning the next one or helping friends plan theirs. Jody has a strong focus on backcountry safety and volunteers with her local search and rescue team.