Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Lael Wilcox is the best female ultra-endurance cyclist in the world, notably winning the 4,300 mile Trans Am Bike Race in 2016 and setting the record for the 2,750 mile Tour Divide in 2015. Lael didn’t begin cycling until she was 20 years old. She has spent the past eleven years traveling around the world on her bicycle, logging over 100,000 miles in 35 countries. The bicycle is her vehicle to learn and move and feel alive. In addition to racing and riding, Lael puts a lot of effort into getting more women on bikes. She organizes a teenage girls bicycle adventure program in her hometown and has hosted two international women’s scholarships. Lael is fortunate to partner with Specialized, PEARL iZUMi, Revelate Designs, Hope, Komoot and Ergon.
February 2: Tortolita 50
February 16: Ruta del Jefe: 125 mile gravel race in Patagonia, AZ
Guiding endurance gravel camps with The Cyclist’s Menu in Patagonia, AZ
**Time Trail on the Arizona Trail 750 at the end of March (weather permitting)
Anchorage GRIT– a six week teenage girls adventure cycling mentorship program. We ride three times a week to build up to a 60 mile, three day adventure ride from Anchorage to a remote forest service cabin at the end of Eklutna Lake.
Riding to the start of the Tour Divide in Banff, Alberta from PEARL iZUMi headquarters in Louisville, CO– a 1500 mile warm up before the race.
June 14: Grand Depart of the Tour Divide
Travel to Kyrgyzstan to scout the Silk Road Mountain Race
August 17: Silk Road Mountain Race