Lily returns for her second year with the HB Supermint squad in 2019. Before picking up cycling in 2016, Lily was a one-mile runner in high school and then college at Vanderbilt University. She started racing bikes in Chicago while at Northwestern for graduate school, and often returns to the Midwest, but calls the Southeast home after living in Florida, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Lily has great taste in music and is mom to a giant black cat named Morgan. In addition to racing, Lily works as the communications director for the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Bike Index and spends lots of time writing and mowing her lawn. Her favorite ride is one that includes gravel and singletrack in the Blue Ridge Mountains, especially when there is snow on the ground and sun in the sky.
Current Residence: Asheville, NC
Turned Pro: 2018
Cycling Disciplines: Road, Cyclocross
Specialty: Punchy climbs, long sprints, and rain
Best Moment in Your Cycling Career: All of 2018 with my HB Supermint teammates. We may not have always succeeded, but we always found something to laugh and smile about. Winning Winston-Salem was the highlight of that season for me. The team had one of those perfect days where everyone was able to contribute, and being able to deliver a win to them as thanks demonstrated what cycling is all about.
Race Day Rituals: Relax and drink coffee with my teammates, ask everyone questions I can find answers to in the tech guide, and play music that nobody likes
Favorite Race: So many to choose from... Joe Martin crit, Tulsa Tough, Winston-Salem crit, Gila...
Goals for 2019: Improve my time trial and domestique abilities and win a field sprint or two
Favorite Non-Cycling Activity: 80s music videos, outfit composition, and riding around on those electric rideshare scooters
Biggest Fear: Honestly, an airplane crash
Must-Haves for Traveling: Zinc lozenges, compression socks, Tiger Balm, and a book that makes me cry on the airplane