Director and Co-Founder
Clif Racing Global Team member Lea grew up in Northern Vermont spending much of her time competing as a downhill ski racer in the winter and running in the Fall. While ski racing for Middlebury College in 2002, she tore her ACL and from that point on focused more on mountain bike racing. Her first major international event was the Junior World Championships in Vail, CO in 2001. Her other career highlights include: Bronze medal at the 2014 World Championships, 3rd overall in the 2015 World Cup series, and 11th in the London Olympics. She is also on the board of directors for USA Cycling, and the advisory board for the Women’s Cycling Association. Her passion is finding rope swings and swimming holes, getting the next generation of females riding mountain bikes through the Little Bellas, and everything that has to do with Vermont maple syrup.
Favorite color? Red, white, and blue
If you had a board super power, what would it be?
Teleportation. I wish I could race world cups around the world and be back in time for Little Bellas.
Favorite ride snack? Clif Blocks
Favorite food? Anything ethnic. I love Thai food
What is your favorite Little Bellas experience? I was riding with the youngest group of girls, and a parent came over and tried to explain to them that I was ranked top 10 in the world for mountain biking. They just stared blankly at her and then looked back at me and asked, "can you ride to the top of that mulch pile?" It doesn't matter how good you are because being there is the most important thing.
Fun fact that people don't know about you?
I love hip hop