Kayla Layng (she/her, Lancaster, PA) is an anti-elitist cyclist who believes that cycling must be accessible to everyone, and that means cultivating a community with the same values. This is also what she chants under her breath when she’s fighting for her life, trying to catch up with people on climbs. She co-leads a gender-diverse adventure cycling collective called “Hellbenders Adventure Collective” with her friend Maggie Livelsberger. Kayla has worked as an engineering manager, a bike mechanic, a part-time TV scriptwriter, and a rock climbing guide. Currently, she is a Programs Manager for a non-profit bicycle shop, The Common Wheel, in Lancaster, PA. Her favorite bike-packing trip she has done was a route called “The Pictish Trail,” which follows the eastern coast of Scotland, featuring rolling hills of sheep, seclusion, ice cream called lollies, abandoned whiskey towns, and many-a pubs. Despite that being her favorite trip so far, her love for Pennsylvania riding cannot be compared.