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Kathryn Taylor

Kathryn is a triathlete turned gravel cyclist and general lover of all types of outdoor adventures. Kathryn has coached triathletes for the past 5 years and has a passion for helping newbies get involved in sports. After a bad bike accident while training for the 70.3 World Championship race, she started spending more time off the beaten path - both in trail running and gravel cycling.

After working for a bike shop for two years, she was frustrated to see how women were treated within the industry. After a few too many glasses of wine and an angry rant to her friend Lauren, Girls Gone Gravel was born.

She has been published in USA Triathlon Magazine and been a regular contributor for Triathlete Magazine articles. She lives in Atlanta, GA with way too many pets and not enough bikes.

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Lauren giles

Inspired by a few too many beers and a podcast featuring Alison Tetrick, reformed runner Lauren Giles signed up for the 2018 Dirty Kanza 200 as her first bike race.  Having survived that experience, she now competes for the all-female Sorella Cycling team, and has had a number of podium finishes in road and gravel events, including wins in the open women’s division of the 2018 Hellhole Gravel Grind Stage Race and the 2019 Middle Georgia Epic 100KM.  When she’s not on the bike, she dabbles in freelance writing, and has been published by Bicycling and SOFlete.com. She’s a terrible MTBer, obsessive pro cycling fan, and mother to a 4-year-old West Highland Terrier named Archie. 

photo by Weldon Weaver

photo by Weldon Weaver

Trish Albert

Trish started riding and racing mountain bikes in 1996. Soon thereafter she was enthralled by cyclocross and never looked back. She is known throughout the south for her technical skills and ability to ride anything on a cyclocross course.  While dirt is home, Trish also races at the the track/velodrome specializing in sprint events and is a 12 time medalist at the Masters National Track Championships. She also enjoys giving back by conducting cyclocross clinics, helping new riders, and being on the board of directors for the Georgia Cross Series. Trish is also a member of the Sorella Cycling Race Team.

Trish runs Southeastern Cycling, a website that covers racing in the Southeast USA and photographs pro road cycling and cyclocross when she gets the chance. Trish has no pets but want a couple of miniature horses in her backyard one day.