Name: Ayesha McGowan
Lives: El Sobrante, CA
Rides: Cannondale 2016 Caad12, Cannondale 2016 Women's Supersix Evo, Cannondale 2012 Women's Supersix, Custom Mars Cycles Track
What are you proud of?
I'm proud of taking chances and pushing myself beyond what I think I know I can do.
What have you done?
I have raced a few fixie crits, won a few NY State Championships, pretended to be a bike courier, advocated for underrepresented communities in cycling, helped grow a nonprofit for disabled cyclists, and played music with fantastic humans of all ages.
What are you scared of?
I'm always afraid that I'll let my anxiety get the best of me and I'll miss out on an adventure.
What are you up to?
I'm on a mission to become the first ever African-American female professional road cyclist.
[Images by Jesse Lash.]