Growing up in rural Iowa, Amy spent her early days biking on dirt roads, chasing her faster boy cousins and out-sprinting her neighbor’s Doberman dog. Although years have passed since those days, Amy’s love for dirt and gravel roads hasn’t subsided. Now living in Iowa City, Amy is a gravel cycling enthusiast and is a fierce advocate for women and females in cycling, serving as a mentor for many triathletes and female cyclists. “I feel that it is important to elevate women in the cycling space. As a nurse I also advocate for children on bicycles. Too many children sit in front of screens and lack outdoor time. I have always been big on taking my children and their friends on bike rides.”
Favorite place to ride in Bike Iowa City
Favorite cycling event in Bike Iowa City
Bike Library’s Farm Cycle. I love the combination of community, food, traveling from farm to farm. It is a little like a throwback to my childhood! 2022 was special in that my 11 year-old daughter came along with us on the 22 mile route and it was her first “gravel event”.