ORGANIZERS

Jocelyn Gaudi Quarrell

(she/her) is an entrepreneur, activist and cyclist based in Portland, OR. Jocelyn loves off-road riding in every form and is an active advocate for sustainable trail access, currently serving as the president of the Oregon Timber Trail Alliance, the governing body for North America’s premiere long-distance mountain bike route. She founded the Komorebi Cycling Team in spring 2015 to empower women to adventure by bicycle and has lead dozens of folks out for their first bikepacking experience. After more than a decade working in sustainable transportation, including launching bike share systems in cities across the US, Jocelyn is now the owner/CEO of GO Box, a service the provides reusable food and drink containers that eliminating the need for single use plastic disposables.

@joceygq


Mary Lytle

(she/her) is a queer visual artist, organizer, and adventure cyclist based in Portland, OR. She owes her fascination of cycling community dynamics to her days running a Hot Dog Stand along a bike trail in a small cycling town or popping up for cyclocross races outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. As a freelance artist– Mary connects with large companies, small businesses, and individuals in the outdoor industry to create unique illustrations that represent their brand. She grew up riding bikes with her family and holding part-time jobs in the cycling industry. In the Fall of 2020, she joined the Sim Works USA crew.

@maryroselytle


Molly Sugar

(she/her) is continually searching for ways to intersect grassroots organizing with art and design to create a more inclusive cycling community. She is the founder of Friends on Bikes, a social cycling group for Black, Indigenous, and people of color who are women, trans, and gender non-conforming in Portland, OR. Aside from organizing, Molly moves pixels as the lead designer for Ride with GPS, a web and mobile app for cyclists. Her newest passion, route making, is creating bikepacking routes accessible for all levels within the Pacific Northwest (and beyond).

@molly.sugar


Sarah Swallow

(she/her) is a professional adventure cyclist, event organizer, writer and route developer. She uses her experiences exploring by bike to inspire and encourage others to use the bicycle as a tool to learn more about themselves and the world around them. After spending 10-years working in bike shops and 5-years owning her own shop, she set out to ride across the U.S. following dirt roads to explore the possibilities the bicycle could offer. She hasn’t stopped since. Sarah is an adventure ambassador for Specialized Bicycles and Ride with GPS, a contributor to Bikepacking.com, and an occasional writer for Lonely Planet, Adventure Cyclist, and Adventure Journal. Her latest project was organizing the Ruta Del Jefe Challenge, which was a 125-mile adventure race created to raise awareness of the environmental, political, and humanitarian threats occurring in the borderlands.

@sarahjswallow


Tenzin “Nam” Namdol

(she/her) is a first generation Tibetan immigrant, and an aspiring writer/photographer looking to bring empowered narratives for folks who don’t benefit from race, class, and gender privileges. She feels most comfortable at intersections. Nam’s love for bicycling comes from her years of experience in environmental activism. She believes that the bicycle is the most effective vehicle for personal, social, economic, and spiritual liberation.

@goodolenam


Whitney Ford-Terry

(they/them) is a curator, organizer, and adventure cyclist based in Santa Cruz, CA. They are a regional advisor for Bikepacking Roots and worked for several years as a Tours Specialist and Tour Leader for the Adventure Cycling Association. Overwhelmed by the toxicity of the tourism industry Whitney left the full time bike life and returned to the museum field where they now work to organize collaborative exhibitions that help dismantle social norms and share underrepresented stories. You can find their essays on art and cycling in Adventure Cyclist Magazine and The Bikepacking Journal. Whitney is currently working on an exhibition for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History on the story and impact of Mountain Biking.

@whitneyft