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Upcoming Races

10/02/2021 Barry Roubaix

Past Races

09/18/2021 Marji Gesick 100
06/19/2021 Lumberjack 100
02/13/2021 Polar Roll

Tara Laase-McKinney

Marquette , Michigan

Primary Discipline(s) Mountain Biking, Gravel Cycling, Trail Running, Other
Bucket List RaceMid-South Gravel Race
Favorite Picky Bars productChai and Catch me Picky Bar. I love The spice!
Off-Day ActivityLately, I’ve been reading a lot of fiction. It’s something I used to do all of the time!

I’m a dog lover, multi-discipline cicyclist, and a trail runner. Currently, I’ve been out soaking up the last few days of fall mountain biking, eagerly awaiting enough snow to hit the trails with my fat bike. All year ‘round, I enjoy getting out in nature, whether it be on my bike or on foot. I have several groups of friends that I regularly ride with- Mondays include mountain biking with several other rad women, where we work on technical skills and having fun. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are for fun group rides, finding new trails, and introducing newbies to all of the great local area trails. I usually reserve a day later in the week for running with a friend or two, where we can catch up and get a few miles in. Things have changed a bit since COVID, where social distancing is observed, groups are smaller, and hugs are few and far between. Looking forward to winter and spring, I plan on lots of fat biking and trail or snowshoe running. This spring, I plan on hitting the gravel hard on my trusty gravel bike, and am strongly considering giving single speed a try. It will be a bit different tackling endurance rides on a single speed bike, but I’m looking for a new challenge! I’m cautiously optimistic about racing next year, as I hope race directors will be able to adapt their events to more distanced, COVID compliant events.