We are women working hard to promote wellness through the competitive cycling, community outreach, strength, conditioning and rehabilitation education, and sponsor marketing. Our mission as elite athletes is to cultivate the future of the women’s peloton in an open and welcoming forum. The defining aspect of our team is that bike racing is just one piece of our busy lives. During the day, we each dutifully work to better our professional careers use cycling as a means to find peace in our demanding lives. 

MARIA CARRELLI - MARIA IS A PHYSICAL THERAPIST WHO LOVES TO RACE HER BIKES. MARIA STARTED IN THE MOUNTAIN BIKE DISCIPLINE, DABBLES IN ROAD, AND JUST RECENTLY DISCOVERED CYCLOCROSS. AS A PHYSICAL THERAPIST, MARIA SPECIALIZES IN WORKING WITH ENDURANCE ATHLETES AND IS OUR POINT PERSON, FOR BOTH THE WOMEN’S AND MEN’S TEAM, FOR INJURY PREVENTION AND REHABILITATION.

EMILY COX - EMILY HAS TRANSITIONED FROM COLLEGIATE SOCCER TO COLLEGIATE CYCLING. HER SPECIALTIES INCLUDE MOUNTAIN BIKING AND CYCLOCROSS RACING. EMILY’S FUN SPIRIT IS CONTAGIOUS AND SHE IS ALWAYS  UP FOR A FUN ADVENTURE ON THE BIKE.

LEIGH HOPKINS - LEIGH HAS BEEN IN THE SPORT OF CYCLING SINCE 2001, RACING PROFESSIONALLY FOR TEAMS LIKE VANDERKITTEN AND THE LOUIS GARNEAU FACTORY TEAM. IN ADDITION TO WORKING FULL-TIME AS A CITY PLANNER AT GEORGIA TECH, SHE IS A MOM OF TWO YOUNG BOYS AND RUNS A MORNING BOOT CAMP PROGRAM CALLED AMFIT. LEIGH FOCUSES ON CYCLOCROSS, AND MENTORING “UP AND COMING” TALENT TO FILL THE PIPELINE OF THE WOMEN’S PELOTON. 

TERRI WATTS - TERRI IS AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST AND A RIPPER ON A BIKE. SHE CAN HUCK A BIKE AND LOOK GOOD DOING IT, WHICH MIGHT BE BECAUSE OF HER TALENTS IN DANCE AND TRAPEZE AS WELL. TERRI IS A NATURAL ATHLETE AND LIKES TO GO BIG. SHE HAS HAD A LOT OF SUCCESS IN GRAVITY MOUNTAIN BIKING. 

AMY BLACK-  AMY HAS A B.S. IN PSYCHOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, IS ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE GEORGIA INTERSCHOLASTIC CYCLING LEAGUE, AND WORKS IN THE CYCLING INDUSTRY. SOME MAY KNOW HER AS "LUNCH BOX" AS SHE IS NOTORIOUS FOR BRINGING GOURMET MEALS ON EVERY RIDE. CATCH AMY RACING ENDURO, GRAVEL GRINDERS, AND CYCLOCROSS.

LAUREN HIGGINS - LAUREN HAS NEWLY DISCOVERED MOUNTAIN BIKING AND LOVES IT. ALTHOUGH HER START IN COMPETITIVE  ENDURANCE SPORTS HAS BEEN TRIATHLON, SHE IS FOCUSING MORE ATTENTION TO MOUNTAIN BIKING, OFF-ROAD DUATHLON AND TRIATHLON, AND CYCLOCROSS. LAUREN IS OUR GO TO PERSON, FOR BOTH THE WOMEN’S AND MEN’S TEAM, FOR STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING NEEDS, PERFORMANCE TESTING, AND CAN MAKE SENSE OF DATA FOR COACHING NEEDS.