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Erica Mueller

This is my second year with Peoria Bicycle Club. I’ve only lived in Peoria few years. I grew up in Wabasha, Minnesota, a small Mississippi river town. I am a social worker here in Peoria at the Children’s Home, and I love what I do.

Outside of work, you’ll find me riding my bicycle, camping, and hiking or just about anything that involves the outdoors.  I was introduced to road racing last season, although I’ve been an avid cyclist for years. I enjoy long distance touring, commuting and just plain old riding around.  So far, I have competed in over 18 races and have podiumed during both the 2013 and 2014 season in road and cx. I look forward to a productive and adventurous 2014 road season!

Charlotte Schmitz

I’m a first year member of the women’s PBC Racing Team. I finished my first crit in St. Louis and road race in Hillsboro with a club that has awesome racers!  My first racing experience was in 2013 when I did a time trial and joined a Fort Wayne, IN women’s team for a road race challenge.  I spend a lot of time doing outdoor activities, love to cook and travel.  I enjoy cycling tours, including the Hilly Hundred, Goat Ride, and Apple Cider Century… and a bit of mountain biking in the Sierra Nevada Mts, CA. . I’ve come a long way for a gal who thought she’d never be on a skinny tire bike and still favors her handlebar bag in front!

Sarah Gray

I have dabbled in racing for the last four years. I first fell in love with bicycle riding when I lived in the San Francisco Bay area. I got my first road bike in 2005, after completing my first and only marathon. I could ride my bike right out of the city. I loved how far you could go. I learned to love climbing and descending big mountains. Since moving to the Midwest, I have refined my pack riding skills. The wind can be crazy out here, so sticking together is key. I’ve had a few top 5 and top 10 finishes in smaller races, including winning an Omnium. This year I am focusing on improving my criterium skills. One of my greatest joys is introducing new riders to racing or just pleasure riding.

Beth Haynes

I’ve been competing in triathlon since 2001. I prefer the longer distances and have competed 4 Iron(wo)mans plus many tri’s of varying lengths. I’m counting on the winter training to improve my bike split in Coeur d’Alene in June. I also enjoy bicycle touring, mtn biking, trail running, backpacking, and kayaking. I appreciate the skills I’ve learned in the short time I’ve been a member of PBC and may even try them out in a road race one if these days!

Kim Tegg (photo pending)

This is my third year in the club, and I really have enjoyed meeting all the fantastic people.  My primary focus has been triathlon for the past 3 years.  I have competed in several of various lengths including Ironman Wisconsin last year, and will do Ironman Couer D’Alene this summer.  When that is over I plan to focus more on the bike and race with the ladies. Other than that I just like to do anything outside.  Kayaking, canoeing, hiking, the occasional running race, etc., much like most of you. I also enjoy riding my horses on trail rides. It’s been great hanging out with like-minded people who have such positive attitudes.  Safe training everyone!

Elaine Lagoda

I might be the only grandma on the team, but I don’t act like one. This is my second year as a BPC member and it has been the best decision ever.  I love all outdoor activities; except swimming.  I excel in endurance events, having finished more than a dozen road marathons and many ultra distances.  I plan to run my first 100 trail race this November.  The indoor winter PBC training and road racing should build my endurance, strength and speed on the bike.  My latest passion is cyclocross.

Tomi Nelson. Bio pending.

Abigail Pritchard. Bio pending.

Jennifer Sandenaw. Bio pending.

Rayo Boursier

I moved to Peoria in January, 2013, and immediately felt welcomed by a very extensive group of cyclists and triathletes. I’ve done two Ironman events in Wisconsin and many sprint, Olympic and half distances but I’ve just been introduced to bike racing. I’m hoping to hone my skills and quicken my pace by riding with the very talented PBC women’s team!  I have five children and one grandson but I’m an artist in my spare time, enjoying the intricacies of bead weaving and bead embroidery, but I put it away during the summer and spend most of my time in the sunshine!

Rebecca Senneff. Bio pending.

Schevaun Fennell. Bio pending.

photos by Julia Olt-Hull. Contact her at wildwoodimages@yahoo.com or visit her website at http://wildwoodimages.wix.com/wildwoodimages#!portfolio/ckiy. Thanks Julie!