Kristen (she/her, Nederland, CO) is an unabashed bike nerd who lives for long adventure rides and bikepacking excursions throughout the Southwest desert and high alpine trails of the Rocky Mountains. She’s a former racer who still needs to scratch the competitive itch every once in a while but would rather stop and enjoy a sunset and eat too many snacks along the way. When not dreaming and scheming about quiet dirt roads and trails, she heads up communications for Shimano North America and works with endurance athletes of all kinds through her coaching company Rambleur.