Juliana Free Agent Team

The Free Agent Team is a group of ambitious women who compete in Enduro at the highest domestic level while pursuing careers outside of racing. Since the inception of the team two years ago, our goal was to give young women the opportunity to gain racing experience in a low pressure fun atmosphere so they one can one day compete at the Enduro World Series. You will see these women outside of racing working as professionals, students, or Olympic Athletes. These women are inspiring on and off the race course.

                                                                                                                                                                                                

Alex Pavon - Flagstaff, AZ

Bike: Juliana Joplin/Juliana Strega

Favorite post-ride food or drink: Usually post-ride all I want is a huge glass of water or a La Croix, and something light to eat, but during the summer in Flagstaff, after a long hot ride, Mama Burger hits the spot. A burger with tots and a milkshake if I’m feeling like a real athlete. ;)
What are you getting into in 2018? The 2018 season is going to be an amazing one! We (the Free Agents) will be going to numerous team events including Sea Otter, BME Crested Butte, Downieville, EWS Whistler/Crankworx, an all women’s enduro hosted by Juliana in Bromont, Quebec, and numerous ride-outs in the US and Canada. On top of that I’ll be at several other races, but I’m most excited to be headed back to Canada in July for Trans BC.
Follow me on: Instagram @alex_pavon4, Facebook, and www.alexpavon.com

Ileana Anderson - Park City, UT

Growing up I always knew I would like mountain biking, long before I ever actually rode a mountain bike. It was not until college that I had the opportunity to try it out and I immediately fell in love with the sport. I began racing collegiate DH that same year and got hooked on the racing community.

In 2011, I moved to Park City, Utah and discovered the world of Enduro racing. When I am not riding or racing my bike, I work with at-risk youth at a therapeutic boarding school where I teach mountain biking, skiing and ceramics. Although it can at times be challenging to balance work and racing, I love what I do and find that my job helps to keep me grounded and focused.

Clare Hamilton--Boulder, CO

Bike: Juliana Strega & Santa Cruz Jackal

Favorite post-ride food or drink: Watermelon

What are you getting into in 2018? Hopefully not too much trouble. I’ll be living in Boulder for the summer with four of the coolest roommates around, practicing my wheelies, and working part time as an architecture intern. I'm super excited to be riding for the Juliana Free Agents team this season and I'm stoked for racing to pick up in June. So far Downieville, Crankworks Whistler, a few local Colorado races, USAC Nationals, and some collegiate races are on the docket. In between races I'll be getting back in touch with my inner cross-country racer to work on my fitness, and I might even pull out the old lycra kit once in a while. I'll definitely be exploring lots of new trails while gaining those leg watts and pedaling to the top of all the fastest, most fun descents. All of this while hopefully still leaving time to do some woodworking and welding projects before school picks up again in the fall.

Follow me on Instagram: @hamsandwich_extracheese 

Brittany Phelan - Whistler, Canada

Day job?
Professional skier. I get to travel the world doing what I love, but pursuing my dreams of being the best skier in the world requires me to be on the road most of the year. I don’t get to see my family and loved ones as much as I'd like.

Thing that nobody knows?
I'm really lazy when it comes to doing things I don’t enjoy, like stretching and paperwork.

Favourite local trail?
Crazy train. It's my favourite because it has the perfect balance of steeps and tech, slabs and flow, and is a reasonably easy climb up blackcomb mountain to get to. I probably ride it 3 times a week. Hey Bud is comparable, it's right beside, and is a better option if conditions are pretty slick!