Emily Shields Advance, NC

 

Day Job: Student

 

Where can we find you out riding?

Favorite mountain bike trails (all the time after cyclocross season in Pisgah in Brevard!!!), mountain bikes races, mountain bike stages races, cyclocross races, training races, group rides, road races, road rides, can pretty much find me riding everywhere.

 

Favorite post-ride food or drink: 

Milkshakes or some other type of dessert. I have a really big sweet tooth and also love to bake.

 

What are you getting into in 2018? 

I will finish my dietetic internship in May to become a Registered Dietitian. I am then going to take a year off to just focus on racing because I have never done that before. I will do Transsylvania Epic next year and Mountain Bike Nationals. I plan on going to Brevard next spring a lot again to mountain bike. Then in the Fall I am going to transition to cyclocross and race the full cyclocross UCI season. With the community I plan on leading some more cycling skills clinics next year. I became involved with Brenner FIT last year. This organization is helping me give children who have never had the opportunity to ride bikes before the chance to learn how to do so. I plan on doing this again in the spring.

 

What ZOIC gear do is on heavy rotation?

The Zaia Jersey and Navaeh Print Shorts!