Roam Rydes



Women. Cycling. Inspiration. Wherever adventure takes us. Roam Rydes is a podcast dedicated to telling the stories of female cyclists everywhere.


  • Finding Gracie

    Finding Gracie

    20/03/2017 Duration: 38min

    World renowned mtb coach Lindsey Richter is living the dream. But when her best friend, a pit bull rescue named Gracie, goes missing in the Wyoming wilderness...Lindsey's dream life is put on hold as she does everything in her power to find her. 

  • Rehab. Recover. Repeat.

    Rehab. Recover. Repeat.

    04/11/2016 Duration: 42min

    On a morning back in February 2016, Emily Haggans' neighbor pulled her out of a trance. She was standing in a parking lot, unaware of how long she had been there. This was the beginning of Emily's new normal. 

  • Minority Report III

    Minority Report III

    12/10/2016 Duration: 23min

    Punneh is an Iranian/Samoan community leader who has an addiction to the outdoors. In our third installment of the Minority Report series, we learn from Punneh what it means to be an odds-defying ripper, and an inspiration to women and girls who don't fit the mold. 

  • Minority Report Dos

    Minority Report Dos

    02/09/2016 Duration: 22min

    Olga Lucia has spent a lifetime breaking barriers and readjusting what it means to be a Columbian woman. This fiercely lovable American immigrant shares her story of adversity and following one's heart.

  • Minority Report

    Minority Report

    19/07/2016 Duration: 21min

    Brooklyn Bell is one of the only black women riding mountain bikes and skiing in her community...and she wants to change that. 

  • Sherpa


    04/05/2016 Duration: 27min

    Ever dreamed of getting paid to travel and ride bikes? 

  • BIKEcation


    30/03/2016 Duration: 23min

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  • Choose Bikes

    Choose Bikes

    24/02/2016 Duration: 25min

    For once I am almost at a loss for words (possibly due to excitement) to describe our guest and her story.Leigh Donovan is a cycling legend and her journey is the stuff made of legends.Rough childhood? Check.Family problems? Check.Failure? Check.Overcoming it all, finding joy, and kicking some major ass? Check, check, check.Like Homer and his odyssey, Leigh Donovan shares with us her own epic hero quest; from podiums to parenthood and everything inbetween. You can learn more about Leigh and her current projects on her website at www.ichoosebikes.comI would write more, but you are better off listenin

  • Send It

    Send It

    19/01/2016 Duration: 15min

    Roam Rydes Podcast RSS I first met Meg Valliant almost exactly a year ago. I had several short interactions with her over the course of a three day biking camp in the Arizona desert . . . she was mountain biking, I was road cycling. . . we shared loud evenings of bliss with 35 other women under the night sky next to a camp fire over a few bottles of fireball and whiskey (although I don't remember seeing Meg drink...mostly because I don't remember much), we gleefully sang fairly out-of-tune pop ballads and rock classics late into the last night together. It was epic. Meg catching some air. Click here for The Sisterhood of Shred link!Click here for the Sweetlines mountain

  • Human Power(ed)

    Human Power(ed)

    01/12/2015 Duration: 19min

    Roam Rydes Podcast RSS Some people dream of epic travels around the world with exciting and harrowing adventures along the way. Some people do it. Our guest Meagan Butler is one of those doer types.Meagan called in from Australia to share with us her story of ambition, resilience, and human connection as well as the lessons she has learned while riding all over the world by bicycle. An average girl from a typical Australian family, Meagan has done what many deem insane or impossible… she has biked across the US, around third-world countries, and done it at times, completely alone.A deeply passionate philanthropist, Meags has taken her biking experiences and environmental education and is now helping others discover the empowering effect of cycling.You can contact Meagan at meagsbutler86@gmail.comHas Meagan inspired you to

  • Kidical Mass

    Kidical Mass

    20/10/2015 Duration: 18min

    We've reached kidical mass.There has been a shift in the way we raise our kids here in AMERICA.Kids should be loved and adored. They should play with their parent’s iPhones from infancy lest they get behind the ever-changing technology. Preschool isn’t for four-year-olds anymore… a child should be potty-trained as quickly as possible so they can join the ranks of two-year-olds being marched into their educational careers before they can complete full sentences. Unstructured play? Weekends spent unplugged and out of wifi range in nature? Being let loose around the neighborhood with friends? Cardboard boxes that turn into space ships and pirate ships and cruise ships? Nah. That’s old school. And it is dangerous. Sound about right? As technology and social expectations have increasingly dictated parenting choices ov

  • Unexpected Gratitude

    Unexpected Gratitude

    10/07/2015 Duration: 11min

    Roam Rydes Podcast RSS Sometimes things go terribly wrong.For Carrie Welch, one unexpected outcome changed her life forever. But not in any way you might think.  Imagine yourself as a young 20-something-year old athlete, winter days and summer nights filled with fun, friends, and perhaps some well executed risk-taking. Then an opportunity of a lifetime comes along, and you take it... a little too far. MUSIC FEATURED IN THIS WEEK'S PODCAST - UNEXPECTED GRATITUDEThe Oh Hello's - Lay Me DownKai Engel - Interlude - In Anxious ShadowsJames Blackshaw - Past Has Not Passed This episode of Roam Rydes is not just about the life-changing accident that happened to Carrie on sunny winter day in Colorado. It

  • Thrive


    24/02/2015 Duration: 13min

    Roam Rydes Podcast RSS Gianna and Steph...the ultimate thrivers.  There are people out there who have overcome incredible life setbacks... and then there are people like Stephanie Hathaway who don't just overcome adversity, they conquer it. A week ago my life was different. I shall now refer to this time period (lasting from birth through the last 29 years and 9 months) as PS, or Pre-Steph, because thats how much a single conversation changed my life. I'm hoping that the thirteen minutes I was able to procure from my conversation with Steph over a cup of coffee is enough to do justice to this woman's story of survivorship. If one were to d

  • Bike Shop Bella

    Bike Shop Bella

    22/01/2015 Duration: 18min

    Roam Rydes Podcast RSS Finding a good friend can sometimes feel like winning the lottery. Or at least that's what it felt like for me when I met Kelly. Not only does she wrench on bikes as a mechanic...she loves to mountain bike...and she is all-around an incredibly fun, funny, and friggin' smart woman. The kind of person I like to be around in hopes some of those awesome qualities rub off. Kelly and I spend the vast majority of our time over the phone and in-person talking about bikes. Surprise, surprise. Kelly, like me, is opinionated, hopeful, and ambitious about the progression of women in cycling. We were chatting about ideas for the next Roam Rydes podcast when it struck me - Kelly is exac

  • Trail Unicorns

    Trail Unicorns

    28/12/2014 Duration: 15min

    Roam Rydes Podcast RSS Van life is so sweet.  For weeks I have been following whatever whim happens to strike me, zigzagging up and down the coast of California in the pursuit of adventure, new friends, and quality time with the folks I hold near and dear to my heart. I’ve had the unique advantage of time – total unadulterated, unobligated, unplanned time, to decide what the hell to do with my life. When you have no obligations, what exactly does drive you to get up in the morning, gulp down that savory cup of joe, and head out into the great big world?   Over the past few weeks this answer ha