Krystal Salvent is all things fitness and fun who started cycling in 2018 when preparing for America’s Most Beautiful Ride, a 100-mile ride in and around Lake Tahoe, NV to help fund research for Leukemia and Lymphoma. That same year she moved from New York City to Colorado in the chase of more cycling adventures.
“Bikes have allowed me to journey, adventure, and give back but also build a community.” says Krystal. This is why she is a co-leader with Black Girls Do Bike Denver to help promote cycling among a community of BIPOC women, femmes, and girls in Colorado.
Krystal is an ambassador of OUTRIDE, a non-profit focused on providing evidence-based cycling interventions to improve social, emotional, and cognitive health in youth.
Since moving to Colorado, she has experienced some of the most exhilarating times on the bike, connecting with other athletes, who like her, want to let everyone know that they TOO love to ride bikes. Her excitement for a future when it's safe to group ride has her more excited and motivated than ever.
When Krystal is not riding bikes, you can find her hiking with her pup, Latte, and snowboarding.
“IF YOU WANT SOMETHING, YOU’VE JUST GOT TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.”
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Who is Krystal
What she’s involved in
Being with 2 puppies
Not growing up with bikes
Bikes as a form of transportation
Not seeing bikes as a sport
Being an athlete from a young age
Growing up with 4 brothers
Being inspired by track stars and wanting to be a runner
Wanting to move her body
Getting into cycling through spinning
Moving to NYC and getting involved in the fitness industry
Taking her “spinning” outside
Being born on 9/11
Learning how to ride a bike outdoors
Main concerns and considerations from moving from a stationary bike to riding outdoors
Being overly ambitious
Being supported and encouraged
Being inspired by everyday athletes
Making the decision to move to Denver, Colorado
Riding 100 miles per week during covid and getting back in training mode
Getting into mountain biking
Growing the community and the magical moments
Training and looking for a coach
Spending time in the saddle
Moving on from dentistry
A typical training week
Rest and recovery
Having a shower beer!
Figuring out food and nutrition while riding
Slow climb or fast descent?
Getting back on the bike after a crash
Being an Ambassador for Outride
Being a role model for her nieces and nephews
Final words of advice to motivate and inspire you
Black Girls Do Bike: Denver - Promoting cycling among our community of Black women, femmes, and girls in Colorado.
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