I am personally over joyed by this because I spend so much time in Big Bear in the summers and Ali has been there leading our rides every year. She is so much fun to ride with and has the strength of a goddess yet is very kind and sweet too. I love riding with her and I am proud to also call her my good friend. She is going to get more women on bikes in Big Bear! Please support Ali, her leadership team and women's mountain biking in Big Bear. Ali manages Bear Valley Bikes in Big Bear. Make sure to give them a visit. They are a Specialized store!
Here is Ali's story!
Racing: XC, XC Endurance, Enduro, DH
Riding Style: Cautious and methodical, getting the job done!
Favorite trail: The Tunnel of Love at Vail Lake
Hobbies: All types of cycling, Bicycle junk art, graphic design, playing with her kids, hiking, paddle boarding.
Ali studied Leisure and Recreational management in college with a specialty in outdoor activity leadership and has been teaching for over 10 years. Born and raised in England, She moved to the U.S. in 2006, settling in Big Bear, CA. After finding a job managing her local bike shop; Bear Valley Bikes, she quickly became obsessed with all types of cycling. She began racing XC and XC endurance but quickly branched off into enduro and downhill, but has most recently been back to racing XC on a single speed! Also passionate about road cycling, she can often be seen towing her kids in long distance events, or solo on rides like the Peak 2 Peak from Mammoth to Big Bear or the breathless Agony Century.
Her passion for teaching, patience as a mom of 3 and ‘shop Mom’, make her an ideal ride leader for Girlz Gone Riding. Her enthusiasm for education and community in women’s cycling is both undeniable and contagious and as Director of the GGR chapter in Big Bear, she will strive to support the women’s community and to continue to ‘Spread the Love’ of cycling!