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
- Team In Training - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- 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
- Getting uncomfortable
- Being inspired by everyday athletes
- Making the decision to move to Denver, Colorado
- Black Girls Do Bike: Denver
- 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.