We are an organization producing journalism, creative writing, and photography driven by women in the bike community.
The Town Bicycle is dedicated to elevating the voices of women (and transgender, femme, non-binary, and female-identifying individuals) in the cycling world. We support writers, photographers, craftspeople, adventurers, racers, and anyone else who rides a bike by providing a platform for them to tell their stories to the world. We strive to invite others into the world of bicycles to facilitate personal growth, encourage community engagement, and promote stewardship.
Alexandera Houchin was the winner of the women’s 2700+ mile Tour Divide Mountain Bike Race (2018 & 2019). She’s currently the single speed women’s record holder for the Arizona Trail, Colorado Trail and the Tour Divide. She is a citizen of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe and her reservation is located 20 miles west of Lake Superior in northern Minnesota. She serves on the board for the Northland Foundation’s Maada’ooking Grassroots Granting Program funding projects in Native communities in north-eastern Minnesota and is a cohort 12 member of the Native Nation Rebuilders Program.She works towards increasing food sovereignty in her tribal community as a recipient of a Native Farmer and Rather Apprenticeship Grant, increasing representation of Indigenous people in contemporary society and shredding bikes when and wherever she can.
Eszter Horanyi has been riding a bike for as long as she can remember. She’s raced various types of bikes over the years, including road, mountain, downhill, cyclocross, single speed, and even dual slalomn once, but that didn’t end well for her. She also learned how to trackstand really well during a one-year stint as a bike messenger but never mastered how to bunnyhop on platform pedals. She found her 15-minutes of fame in bikepacking, racing and setting women’s records on a variety of courses over the years, including Tour Divide, Colorado Trail Race, Iditarod Invitational, and the Arizona Trail 300.
These days, Eszter is much more likely to be found puttering around with a camera and taking photos of people going fast than actually trying to go fast herself. She’s found that this involves far less suffering and brings her a similar amount of joy. She’s written for various bike-related publications over the years and is excited to help others bring their stories to life.
Katie Strempke has dabbled in many areas of cycling from road touring, to cyclocross, to racing crits, to riding gravel, but has always come back to long days in the saddle. Consequently she has become an avid bikepacker. Originally from Kansas City, Katie completed a life-altering tour of the Great Divide Mountain bike route in 2018. Upon her return, she made plans to head west and currently lives in her van with her partner, Andrew riding bikes most days, bikepacking frequently, and always spending time outside. Katie has completed the Tour Divide, Colorado Trail, and AZT300, along with numerous other bikepacking trips. Bikepacking and ultra endurance racing are some of Katie’s favorite ways to experience a landscape and spend her time.
Our goal is to share the stories of people and their bikes.
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