Get to Know the Women of American Cycling


USA Cycling and the female members of its sport committees have interviewed women who compete, work and help support competitive cycling in America. Get to know their stories, how they became involved in the sport, and what advice they have for other women who want to be involved in bike racing, both on and off the bike.

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Elite Cyclists

New Riders


  • Coach and Racer Joy McCullochA coach and elite cyclist, McCulloch offers some solid advice for women looking to reach their potential in bike racing.

Masters Riders

  • 'Cross Racer Lya DaggettThis lover of outdoor adventure is not afraid to challenge herself on the cyclo-cross course and always has a smile on her face.
  • Masters Racer Kim Wik — With her sights set on a masters national championship, Wik loves how cycling provides goals and challenges for her to pursue.
  • Masters Racer Mitzi SilberAt 52 years old, Silber raced her first road race. She shows strength, perseverance and a down-to-earth attitude that makes it clear that anyone can race a bike — and enjoy it!


Women in the Industry

  • Team Director Rachel HealFollowing a successful pro career that included representing Great Britain at the 2004 Olympic Games, Rachel Heal moved to the driver’s seat of the team car as a directeur sportif.
  • Industry Insider Karen BlissA former pro cyclist, Bliss is now involved in several aspects of the industry — from marketing for Fuji Bikes to advocacy on both the local level and with the UCI.


2013 Giro Rosa Interviews

Prior to sending a women's team to the 2013 Giro Rosa, which was won by Mara Abbott, USA Cycling gathered the riders at a training camp in Boulder, Colorado. Check out the YouTube playlist below to watch the riders interview each other about racing, life off the bike, and a few hidden talents.


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