Coach Sally is thrilled to have Wendy Davis as a part of the SDEC team. Wendy’s experience and enthusiasm in the endurance gravel and mountain bike worlds will help to expand our offerings and community. Details coming soon on the services that Wendy will offer! A big welcome to this Dirty Kanza superstar from all of us at SDEC!
Wendy has been an avid cyclist for 10 years and is an expert endurance racer. She started with 3 to 24-hour mountain bike races before moving to the endurance gravel side. This year, Wendy earned her International Mountain Biking Association Instructor Certification Program (IMBA ICP) Level 1 Mountain Biking Certificate. She works with cyclists one-on-one and in clinics, teaching newbies the technical skills of mountain biking and providing them with the hands-on experiences that turn them into confident riders who embrace the sport. At Power Up Cycling, she trains cyclists and triathletes of all levels using power. By building relationships with athletes of all ages and abilities, Wendy designs training programs individualized to each athlete’s abilities and personal goals. And she’s there in the studio during workouts to educate and coach athletes. She shines when it comes to Functional Threshold Power (FTP) testing as her gift is motivating, encouraging and pushing her athletes to reach their fullest potential. At her core, Wendy thrives on sharing her love of cycling, exercise and fitness with others. Her motto is “Aspire to inspire before I expire.” This assistant coach genuinely believes in YOU, the athlete, no matter where you are on your journey.
Wendy’s accomplishments cover gravel cycling, mountain biking and running. That said, she also enjoys being a LIV Ambassador. At the top of Wendy’s race resume is the Dirty Kanza 200, a solo, self-supported, non-stop, 200-mile-long bicycling endurance challenge on the gravel and dirt roads of the Flint Hills region in east-central Kansas. Wendy has completed this ultra-endurance event for SIX CONSECUTIVE YEARS. In 2016, she broke up the Gravel Goblet boys club when she became the first woman to finish five Dirty Kanzas. The coveted Goblet is awarded to any solo rider that completes five DK200s, in other words 1,000 miles. Before going to endurance gravel racing, she finished 24 Hours of Syllamo (Arkansas), a solo mountain bike race, as well as countless three, six, nine and 12-hour solo mountain biking races. Before discovering cycling, Wendy was a runner and completed six marathons. We’re looking forward to Wendy’s next adventures in 2018!