Joanne may have grown up surrounded by paved city streets, but she now is the master of boulders, roots, and features on her mountain bike. While she nimbly pedals up a massive rock, or calmly cruises down a steep drop, she'll tell you stories from her amazingly rich life. In addition to taking time to session and ace technical challenges, she's a mom and wife, and she's also started, grown, and then sold her own company!
"I am a mom of 2 and wife of 1😂. I am originally from NY so the concept of riding a bike in the woods was extremely foreign to me. I attempted to mountain bike over 20 years ago and after nearly killing my husband over it several times, I actually started to enjoy myself. The trails in the North Shore near Gloucester MA tend to be technical with many boulders and roots. I started to enjoy the feeling of success when I was able to accomplish a move that I thought was not possible. Over the years, through starting a business, raising 2 kids and keeping up with life in general- I find that mountain biking is a form of therapy that cannot be replicated. The busier I got, the more I rode. Today, it is was excites and drives me. I am most passionate about mountain biking technical trails, improving my skills and trying new things. I bike because I love it. I have never entered a race or cycled competitively. Training with Crystal helps me get better and feel better to do what I love to do. Some accomplishments I am most proud of are: raising some damn good kids; building and selling a successful business so that I can now enjoy life, family and my passion; and finally, launching a pretty good drop-off on my bike! My goal this mountain bike season is to advance my skills and confidence with downhill enduro riding. I want to drop bigger, corner better, ride faster and kick some tail."