Erica started riding on the gravel roads near her childhood home eventually discovering track bikes when she moved to Minneapolis where she also started participating in local alley cats and hanging out in alley's behind bike shops. Since then, the cycling community has been an integral part of Erica's life. She's raced everything from gravel to road to track, led rides for bike shops, and is an advocate for women's cycling on and off the bike. Now living in San Francisco, Erica juggles a full race calendar and still finds time to say 'yes' to any crazy travel plans that involve bikes. Whether it be the streets of New York City or the mountains of Ecuador, she always is ready to throw her bike in a bag and jump on the next plane. This life style requires a lot of coffee and support, and thankfully she's not short on either.

Check out Erica's guest blog about her 2014 race season here.