Road Cat 5, Cross Cat 5, Mountain Cat 3, reformed runner
Rebecca Havens joined Women’s Free State Racing in June 2018 after the Tour of Lawrence
I started really getting into riding when I was in college. I had always loved all things outdoor and nature related and got a job in an outdoor equipment store that also had a bike shop. Once I starting riding I wanted more. I eventually started doing mountain bike races, got my first road bike and a fixed gear commuter which I road everywhere! After college, I slowed down on my riding and started running however after training and completing my first half marathon I needed a break and then life happened – work, marriage, kids. After my son was born, I got the itch to ride again. After a couple of years doing recreational rides, charity rides and even a few days riding RAGBRAI followed by Bike Across Missouri, I was ready for another challenge so I checked out the Wednesday Night World’s and my competitive streak kicked in. I can’t wait to grow as a rider and racer and maybe even get back into mountain biking and try a cyclocross race or two.
Why I joined Women’s Free State Racing
After riding on and off for many years, I was ready for a new challenge. I started dabbling in road racing with some criterium races. That led to some racing clinics which ended with riding in the Tour of Lawrence in 2018 where I got to meet many of the great ladies of WFSR. The very next day I starting looking into when the next race was and quietly wondering if it was too soon to ask about joining the team. Before I knew it, I was on the team and signed up for Truman Cup!
“If you get dropped, just pretend you are off the front.”
Badger 29’r. This bike has not seen a lot of dirt yet but I am hoping to change that soon!
Check back for photos of Rebecca!