Jess’s endeavors in athletics began many, many years ago when she was sedentary and living the life that many college students do- not eating healthy and not exercising. She realized this was not the way to live life; at the advice of a professor Jess decided to train for a triathlon to improve her health and well being. After her first sprint tri she was hooked. After almost 10 years as a competitive triathlete, Jess then began mountain biking for a change of scenery and since then has been riding primarily on dirt. Jess has passion for cycling and rides her bike because of the pure joy it brings; not matter what is going on in life being out there on a bike just makes everything better. Through cycling she has made wonderful friends, traveled to fabulous places, and has had unforgettable experiences, all the while in search of the next great bike ride. She wants others, especially women, to realize what amazing and wonderful things a bike can bring to their life and empower more women to get out there and ride. Jess is married to Joel, our lead mechanic at SVBikes. Jess & Joel both race for Giant Bicycles, & can often be seen on the trails with Clifford, their dog.