DOB: March 6

Current Residence: Fort Collins, Colorado
Cycling Disciplines:  Road/Criteriums, gravel, mountain bike, single-speed cyclocross
Specialty: Breakaways, lead-outs
Best Moment in Your Cycling Career: Promoting the first ever Women's Midwest Road Race Championship and coming in 2nd
Race Day Habits: Napping, coffee rides, more napping, rolling around on the floor, listening to Spice Girls
Favorite Race: Intelligentsia Cup
Goals for 2021: Slay as the best lead-out lady in the peloton
Favorite Non-Cycling Activity: Swimming in lakes and the ocean
Must-Haves for Traveling: Silicone cupping cups!

Instagram: @kristenkarnold

I have been racing bikes since 2012 when I was handed a titanium GT to borrow from a family friend. I started racing road, mountain, and cyclocross bikes all at the same time in 2012 in my hometown of Columbus Ohio. Through racing in small fields and wanting to help increase the number of women bike racers in America, I founded a women’s developmental bike racing organization, Lady Gnar Shredders (LGS). LGS is dedicated to bringing more women into bike racing and supporting their development. I am now a kids mountain bike and road riding instructor for Send Town Bike Club in Fort Collins Colorado and have attempted FKTs on multiple mountain bike courses including Tour Divide in 2013 and Kokopelli Trail in 2020.

I have been racing on the national road circuit for 4 years on domestic elite teams as my strongest passion in cycling.

I am now stoked to the brim to race with Wolfpack in 2021. I am most excited to vanquish the USACRITS series as a whole and contribute to the team being acknowledged as a force to be reckoned with within the women's peloton.

I am a level 2 USA Cycling coach with Source Endurance LLC as well as a Registered Dietitian with a private practice specializing in sports nutrition for women