Originally from Colorado, Laura Kelly (she/her, Yorktown Heights, NY) planned her first bikepacking trip with a friend to a campground at a state park in 2016. The trip was transformative, and she’s probably explored more of the Northeast by bike than by car. Laura honed her skills by tagging along with more-experienced bikepacking friends, and enjoys helping others find what works best for them. Her bikepacking philosophy is to be safe, eat snacks, take photos, and have fun. When she’s not out bikepacking or working, you can find Laura spending time with her family and dogs.