Members


TNWCTeam is made up of amazing women with a variety of different backgrounds, interests, and personal histories. If you’d like to get to know our members, please explore the bios below! We hope you’ll find their stories inspiring, or at the very least, informative.

This page is continually in the process of being updated, so check back soon to read about a few more of our wonderful teammates.

Race Team

Jillian Bearden

General Info

Name: Jillian Bearden
Nickname: Jill
Hometown: Colorado
Current Home: Colorado
Hobbies: Fly Fishing, Making Soap and Building Rockets
Favorite Food: Indian Curry “HOT” and lots of garlic naan
If you were to host an event or party what would it be and where?
I would love to host two big events! 1st event would be raise awareness for Suicide Prevention with the proceeds going to the families that have lost a loved one to suicide. My 2nd event/party would be a huge, old school, three day outdoor rave in the mountains, so I could dance my heart out!!

Cycling Info

Racing Disciplines: Criterium, Cyclo-cross, Mountain, Road, Time Trial
Strengths: Climbing, Climbing, Climbing – steeper the better!!
Riding Since: 04/09/2001
Racing Since: 03/02/2006
Riding/Racing Highlights: 2nd Xterra Mountain Race; 3rd OZ Races- we aren’t in Kansas any more; 2nd AFA, Crit; 3rd Colorado State Games, RR; 5th Colorado State Games, Crit; 1st El Tour de Tucson.
Dream Riding Location:
Any kind of hut to hut mountain biking adventure over mountain ranges!

Transition Info

When did you start transition? 05/06/2014
When did you go full time? 10/23/2015
Is there other transition info you’d like to share?
Follow your heart! <3

Citlaly Carapia

General Info

Name: Citlaly Carapia
Nickname: Citla
Hometown: Querétaro, México.
Current Home: Querétaro, México
Hobbies: Vinyl records and photography.
Favorite Food: Pizza lover!
If you were to host an event or party what would it be and where?
A good gig featuring my favourite tracks at a old school style music house.

Cycling Info

Racing Disciplines: Criterium, Mountain, Road, Time Trial
Strengths: Puncheur. Don’t let me go in those short climbs! So-so Sprinter. Fast descending skills. Breakaway!
Riding Since: 08/18/2011
Racing Since: 08/12/2015
Riding/Racing Highlights:
2nd place in women’s elite, 2016 Queretaro State XCO Season. 7th place in women’s 20 at the 2016 National XCO one day championships. 6th place in women’s elite, 2016 “Popobike” international bike marathon. Some podiums at the local crits.
Dream Riding Location:
Anywhere that is quiet and has a lot of greenery around.

Transition Info

When did you start transition? 02-17-2013
When did you go full time? 08-04-2014
Is there other transition info you’d like to share?
Well cycling has been a huge influence in my journey. I think the feeling of never giving up that cycling is known for was what made me who I am now. One day, I woke up, gathered all my clothes (2 blouses, a pair of jeans and a skirt), some money and my beloved ’73 Gios Torino SR. And started a new life.

Kylie Holub

General Info

Name: Kylie Holub
Nickname:
Hometown: Belmont, NH
Current Home: Fort Collins, CO
Hobbies: Hiking, Running, and brewing beer.
Favorite Food: Avocados
If you were to host an event or party what would it be and where?
I’d love to host a party on Kauai, HI where we rented a big house on the beach and during the day we would go out adventuring: Snorkeling, Kayaking up the Wailua river, hiking up to the hidden falls, and then back to the beach house for the night for an on property luau and big feast. Followed by a bonfire on the beach where we all sit around, enjoy each others company and take in the beauty of the island.

Cycling Info

Racing Disciplines: Road
Strengths: I love hills <3 Whether it’s on a bike or running, I love the switch you have to transition into to power up the hills. I love the challenge, which in return propels me forward.
Riding Since: 06/01/2010
Racing Since: 06/21/14
Riding/Racing Highlights:
My favorite moment thus far racing was the Horsetooth Half Marathon last year. While it wasn’t a bike race it was my first race after transition. It was blizzard type conditions, the race was still on and it had some of the biggest hills I have ever conquered. Despite the conditions and hills I PR that race which made the finish more special. So excited for the races to come!
Dream Riding Location:
There is a location in Italy called Classic Climbs of the Dolomites. This would be an incredible place to ride.

Transition Info

When did you start transition? 05/04/2015
When did you go full time? 09/04/15
Is there other transition info you’d like to share?
I’ve been so fortunate to have my amazing wife stay by my side after my transition. She stepped up and has helped me through the tough times. Living an authentic life has been such a wonderful experience and I cannot wait to see what the future holds.

Erin Lucas

General Info

Name: Erin Lucas
Nickname:
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Current Home: Kansas City, MO
Hobbies: Reading, gaming, and anything that makes my wife happy.
Favorite Food: I like pasta… a lot…
If you were to host an event or party what would it be and where?
A dinner party at my house with close friends, good food, and plenty of wine. My wife and I used to do this a lot, but lately we just haven’t been able to make it happen.

Cycling Info

Racing Disciplines: Road
Strengths: I’m a half decent sprinter and I will eventually get up a hill, but distance is my real strength. I don’t know how to give up, and neither do my legs.
Riding Since: Ummm, 92’ish
Racing Since:
Riding/Racing Highlights:
I’ve been lucky enough to be on a bike in some great places around the world, but I think my biggest highlight would be getting my wife into cycling.
Dream Riding Location:
Coast to coast. I’m kind of focused on competing in the Race Across America in 2019 or 2020.

Transition Info

When did you start transition? 08/15/13 ish (it’s hard to put a date on an Oklahoma transition)
When did you go full time? 07/01/2017
Is there other transition info you’d like to share?
Transitioning is the only thing that I have ever done solely for myself.  I don’t really talk about it a lot, but the one thing that I focus on is not losing myself.

Prior to transitioning, I was an awesome person, who did some awesome things.  My experiences shaped who I am today, and I wouldn’t let those go for anything.

Trinity Machan

General Info

Name: Trinity Machan
Nickname: Trin
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Current Home: Salt Lake City, UT
Hobbies: Cycling, and running.
Favorite Food: BIG MACS
If you were to host an event or party what would it be and where?
Family BBQ’S in my back yard with all the kids and dogs.

Cycling Info

Racing Disciplines: Criterium, Road
Strengths: Sprinting
Riding Since: 05/20/2014
Racing Since: 06/1/2016
Riding/Racing Highlights:
RMR CRIT Racing.
Dream Riding Location:
California coast.

Transition Info

When did you start transition? 01/07/2016
When did you go full time? 06/15/2016
Is there other transition info you’d like to share?
I can honestly say I love who I am today.

Ruth Seaman

 

 

General Info

Name: Ruth Seaman
Nickname:
Hometown: Glendale, AZ
Current Home: Oklahoma City, OK
Hobbies: cycling, gardening
Favorite Food: blackberries, oatmeal
If you were to host an event or party what would it be and where?
Right here in OKC, in the middle of the hornet’s nest of those who disdain me and most of diversity. I would celebrate diversity from A to Z, the young and the old, and dream for a moment of what humanity can one day be.

Cycling Info

Racing Disciplines: Criterium, Road, Time Trial
Strengths: No DNFs, monster pulls, fearless on corners and downhill, lead-outs and attacks, longer races.
Riding Since: 01/01/1980
Racing Since: 06/05/2016
Riding/Racing Highlights:
8th in P123 at Crosswinds 2018 (Ark); 7th in 345 at 2018 Tommy Ketterhagen Memorial (TX); and less than 5 months after I survived 3 surgeries and one month in the hospital, I was 25th at 106 mi Tour de Tucson 2018 (AZ).
Dream Riding Location:
anywhere the roads are smooth, and the climbs manageable.

Transition Info

When did you start transition? hilly since 1966
When did you go full time? a few years back
Is there other transition info you’d like to share?
Transitioning in Oklahoma has been brutal to say the least. I have been overjoyed to see this team grow and flourish from what began as a simple phone call between Jillian and I in the summer of 2016. Cycling has literally saved my life several times over, and taught me more than I ever imagined it would. I am so grateful for each and every member of our team, our sponsors, and for USAC. It is my dream that with every selfless pull, we are contributing towards a higher purpose, not just for diversity, but for the restoration of humanity in all of us. And that one day my children, taken away from me because I am a trans woman, will know every mile I rode was always for them.

Bev Sorsby

General Info

Name: Bev Sorsby
Nickname:
Hometown: Sheffield
Current Home: South Yorkshire UK
Hobbies: Cycling, Lego, Baking, and my little doggy Tony.
Favorite Food: Homemade meat and potatoes pie covered in Hendo’s.
If you were to host an event or party what would it be and where?
I’m not sure, but I know it would involve lot’s of racing for all the family during the day.  Followed by heading back somewhere for great food and music.

Cycling Info

Racing Disciplines: Criterium, Road, Time Trial, Track
Strengths: I ride very smart and know lots of little tricks to help me when I’m riding or racing.  I have what’s known as a big engine and can sit on the front all day turning a good pace.  I’m strong on the down hills and cornering.
Riding Since: 1994, but stopped in 2001 and started again in 2014
Racing Since: 1992-1999 and started again at the start of 2017
Riding/Racing Highlights:
Junior tour of Ireland, ESCA British championships, Going down Snake Pass Derbyshire when I was 16, The whole TT season of 1994, Darley Moor 10/9/17.
Dream Riding Location:
I love where I ride now in the Peak District, but would love to go to the Alps and tick off some of the major climbs that the ToF uses.

Transition Info

When did you start transition? 12-22-2004
When did you go full time? 11-01-2011
Is there other transition info you’d like to share?

I didn’t have an easy transition, as I didn’t feel I could do it for many years.  I spent many years working away from home being him at work and Bev at home.  It affected my mental health so that I couldn’t carry on.  It took a long time to get myself sorted with the help of my parents and friends.  And sometimes I still get low.  I’ve changed the whole way I approach life in a new way and if I’m low, I know it and deal with it by putting on a shelf and getting on with what I have to do and deal with it when I have time in the evening.  I believe that my transition was more mental than physical.  Sure, getting boobs and GRS was nice, but it was the icing on the cake.  What was best was knowing that my friends and family now the see the person on the inside and the outside just matches up.  I now know if I could get through this I can do anything now!  I am so much more happier, stronger, and a person for going through my transition.

Club Team

Rebecca Cran

General Info

Name: Rebecca Cran
Nickname: Bex
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Current Home: Salt Lake City, UT
Hobbies: Cycling, hiking, skiing, technology
Favorite Food: Beef stroganof
If you were to host an event or party what would it be and where?
Camping in the desert.

Cycling Info

Racing Disciplines: Road
Strengths: Long distance cycling.
Riding Since: 01/01/1985
Racing Since: N/A
Riding/Racing Highlights:
Cycling over the Pyrenees with former Olympic rowers.
Dream Riding Location:
Utah

Transition Info

When did you start transition? 03/12/2015
When did you go full time? 11/01/2016

Samantha Gute

General Info

Name: Samantha Gute
Nickname: Sam
Hometown: Army Brat
Current Home: Mankato, MN
Hobbies: Reading, computer tech, homework
Favorite Food: Buffalo wings
If you were to host an event or party what would it be and where?
I like going to a local county park, Daily Park, and getting one of the camping areas and hanging out for the weekend with friends. Good times.

Cycling Info

Racing Disciplines: Road
Riding Since: 04/15/2013
Racing Since: N/A
Riding/Racing Highlights:
I finished the 2013 Mankato River Ramble.
Dream Riding Location:
UC, Berkeley

Transition Info

When did you start transition? 1/24/2014
When did you go full time? 03/01/2015

 

Cindy Mok

 General Info

Name: Cindy Mok
Nickname: Koala
Hometown: Singapore
Current Home: Singapore, Hong Kong
Hobbies: Change too frequently, except cycling.
Favorite Food: Anything that taste good.
If you were to host an event or party what would it be and where?
A great big gathering of like minded people on one huge epic ride.

Cycling Info

Racing Disciplines: Road
Strengths: Endurance
Riding Since: 1970’s
Racing Since: Stopped after having a family
Riding/Racing Highlights:
Every ride/race is a highlight.  It means one more ride/race gained in this life, a bonus.
Dream Riding Location:
Taiwan

Transition Info

When did you start transition? 2007
When did you go full time? 2007
Is there other transition info you’d like to share?
Been there, done that. Long lonely battle with depression, self harm and suicidal tendencies. Although with family support, I found it hard to reconcile my role as a father and being my true female self. Been a big rollercoaster ride trying to come to term with societal discrimination and ostracism. All those are in the past now. Preparing myself for that final destination, SRS, which was held back a few times due to family commitments and personal screw-ups. Kids got married, moving house, divorce and my own love life. All part and parcel of life. To me, family will always come before my own needs. I owed it to them. Have never been a good son, husband, parent. Yet they supported me, it is the least I can do for them. Warped thinking it seems, but I am now at peace with myself, and found an equilibrium in family and love life.

Lesley Mumford

General Info

Name: Lesley Mumford
Nickname:
Hometown: Battle Creek, Michigan
Current Home: Breckenridge, Colorado
Hobbies: Skiing, Snowshoeing, Camping, Hiking, Reading, and Cooking.
Favorite Food: Tacos!
If you were to host an event or party what would it be and where?
Fundraising and activist events supporting social justice.

Cycling Info

Racing Disciplines: Mountain, Road
Strengths: Positive attitude, even tempered and determined.
Riding Since: 8/11/1994
Racing Since: 8/11/1994
Riding/Racing Highlights:
I’ve competed in local events on and off over the years.  I’ve had the opportunity to support local and international cycling.  I’ve planned and served in the public safety command post for numerous stages of USA Pro Cycling Challenge as well as planned and served as the public safety incident commander for the 106 West Triathlon and a stage of the Colorado Classic.
Dream Riding Location:
France.

Transition Info

When did you start transition? 9/1/2013
When did you go full time? 4/13/2017
Is there other transition info you’d like to share?
Remember to take the time to smell the roses along the way.  Live and grow in the moment you are in.  Everything else will fall into place

Christine Anne Penn

General Info

Name: Christine Anne Penn
Nickname: Chris
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Current Home: Jim Thorpe, PA
Hobbies: Biking, Camping, Cooking
Favorite Food: A well seasoned Steak!
If you were to host an event or party what would it be and where?
What is open, where – my house.

Cycling Info

Racing Disciplines: Criterium, Road
Strengths: Determination.
Riding Since: 05/24/2014
Racing Since: 9/2017
Riding/Racing Highlights:
33rd 2017 el Tour de Tucson 76 miler.
Dream Riding Location:
Rail Trails with nice scenery

Transition Info

When did you start transition? 12/25/2015
When did you go full time? 10/18/2016
Is there other transition info you’d like to share?
Like many others, it took me a life time of struggle to show the world who I truly was.  Never be afraid to follow your dreams.  Listen to what your inner voice is telling you, instead of letting others tell you how you should be.  Paint your own picture!

Sara Stearns

General Info

Name: Sara Stearns
Nickname:
Hometown: Seaside, CA
Current Home: Seaside, CA
Hobbies: Bikes! Audio (recording), motorcycles, model railroading.
Favorite Food: Pizza!
If you were to host an event or party what would it be and where?
Event – a day at the velodrome for us all, at the world class VELO Sports Center track in Carson, CA.

Cycling Info

Racing Disciplines: Criterium, Time Trial, Track
Strengths: Track sprinting.
Riding Since: 08/10/2006
Racing Since: 01/01/2012
Riding/Racing Highlights:
NCNCA District Criterium Champion MW 60+ in 2015, NCNCA District Criterium Champion MW 65+ in 2017, Two District Track Titles in 2017, Top five in several events at the UCI Masters Track Worlds (MW 60+) in 2017.
Dream Riding Location:
Right here, where I live! Central Coast of California.

Transition Info

When did you start transition? 03/01/2007
When did you go full time? 05/01/2008 (I think)
Is there other transition info you’d like to share?
Well, let’s see. I’m well past the transition phase, and I’m quite settled and don’t really think about it very much. I view my transition as a means to an end, not a focus. I’m quiet about my journey, because, frankly, it’s my business and most people don’t need to know about it. Those who I feel do need to know do. I settled all of the family issues ages ago, along with work and friends. I just live my life now, which was the goal. I’m an old lady who likes to ride and race her bike.

Addisyn Stout

General Info

Name: Addisyn Stout
Hometown: Federal Way, WA
Current Home: Tacoma, WA
Hobbies: Motorcycles, Cars, Board Games, Hiking
Favorite Food: Tuna melt
If you were to host an event or party what would it be and where?
Most likely would be a board game night with friends.

Cycling Info

Racing Disciplines: Road
Strengths: Curiosity.
Riding Since: 08/02/1989
Riding/Racing Highlights:
STP
Dream Riding Location:
Mountain single track.

Transition Info

When did you start transition? 06/03/16
When did you go full time? 09/03/16

Claire Swinford

General Info

Name: Claire Swinford
Nickname: Mrs. Charli
Hometown: Chicago
Current Home: Tucson AZ
Hobbies: Creative writing, live improv/stand-up comedy/ storytelling.
Favorite Food: Anything spicy
If you were to host an event or party what would it be and where?
I’ve hosted events large and small – my favorites are community gatherings, especially holiday parties (Transgiving, “orphans” Christmas, etc.)

Cycling Info

Racing Disciplines: Road
Strengths: Endurance
Riding Since: August 2016
Racing Since: NA
Riding/Racing Highlights:
Finishing the 2016 El Tour De Tucson (77mi) with only three months of training
Dream Riding Location:
Maui (dream vacation spot, but it turns out the cycling is amazing there)

Transition Info

When did you start transition? 2008
When did you go full time? 01/01/2009
Is there other transition info you’d like to share?
Been there, done that, these days my greatest joy is working with those who are just beginning transition.

Sarah Yeoell

General Info

Name: Sarah Yeoell
Hometown: Spokane, WA
Current Home: Tacoma, WA
Hobbies: Unicycling, Gunpla, Sim Racing
Favorite Food: Pizza, Burgers, and Doritos
If you were to host an event or party what would it be and where?
A small gathering of close friends to play video games or tabletop games.

Cycling Info

Racing Disciplines: Mountain, Road, Track
Strengths: Being a bit of an oddball.
Riding Since: 04/??/2017
Racing Since: 07/13/2017
Riding/Racing Highlights:
UniCon 17 Montreal, NAUCC 2017 Seattle
Dream Riding Location:
Going back to Moab, UT on a better unicycle.

Transition Info

When did you start transition? 06/27/2014
When did you go full time? 02/19/2016

Alumni

TNWCTeam would like to thank those that were members in prior years

Ava Agree

General Info

Name: Ava Agree
Year(s) Active:  2017

 

 

 

 

 

Isabella Macbeth Ravenel Cain

General Info

Name: Isabella Macbeth Ravenel Cain
Nickname: Bella
Year(s) Active:  2017

 

 

 

 

Natalie Fitzpatrick

General Info

Name: Natalie Fitzpatrick
Year(s) Active:  2017

 

 

 

 

Erin Hamilton

General Info

Name: Erin Hamilton
Year(s) Active:  2018

 

 

 

 

Sara King

General Info

Name: Sara King
Year(s) Active:  2017

 

 

 

 

Nicole Lamb

General Info

Name: Nicole Lamb
Year(s) Active:  2017

 

 

 

 

Kyo Zero Mars

General Info

Name: Kyo Zero Mars
Nickname: Zero
Year(s) Active:  2017

 

 

 

 

Jess Murray

General Info

Name: Jess Murray
Nickname: Jess
Year(s) Active:  2017

 

 

 

Danielle Nelson

General Info

Name: Danielle Nelson
Year(s) Active:  2017

 

 

 

 

 

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