Name: Donica Goodwin
KCA Board Position: Women’s Racing Coordinator
A Little About Me:
I came late to cycling in my life and bought my first ‘real’ bike in 2009 to do a sprint triathlon. I found during training for the tri that I enjoyed riding the bike most of all and joined LocalCycling.com and then discovered cyclocross. Before I knew what was happening, I was ordering a ‘cross bike before I had ever been to a race and was suckered in to racing Worlds a few months later.
Riding and racing a bike has been amazingly fun and rewarding. I was quickly blown away by how incredibly welcoming and supportive everyone was to a new rider. So many ready for a tip on training, clothing, how to ride a challenging feature or helping with a quick bike fix.
While health issues have prevented me from racing recently, I’ve continued to ride for fun and stayed involved with the community by volunteering at races with registration, SAG, etc.
Like many others I would love to see a revitalization to the rich racing history in Kansas City. I’m focused on encouraging new women and juniors to join the ranks of KC racing and enjoy the same adventures, comradery and support I experienced.