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  • Josie Smith
  • Thu December 11 2014
  • Posted Dec 11, 2014
If you are not familar with the blog "Life on Two Wheels", you should be. It is a blog about The trials, tribulations, successes, and lessons learned on bikes. The blog is written by Josie and Travis who reside in Decorah.

Self-proclaimed "First Lady of Decorah Bicycles" Josie owns several bicycles and loves to write reviews on gear, bicycles, and trails.

One of the best blog features are the Interviews. They separate out the "The Women Interviewed" and "The Men Interviewed". You should read them all, but we wanted to focus on an interview in October 2014 about Michelle Barker.

Kudos to Michelle for ALL that she does and high fives to Josie for the super-excellent interview!

Women on Bikes Series: Michelle B


Michelle Barker has a master’s degree in education and works in education and the cycling industry. She, her husband, and their two boys (9 and 11) travel around the country visiting mountain bike destinations.

Michelle is the president of Linn Area Mountain Bike Association and a member of the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s Regional Leadership Advisory Council. She has been active in cycling advocacy for over five years; presenting at the Iowa Trails Summit, Iowa Bicycle Coalition Summit, and to various local government and nonprofit agencies. Michelle is also on the board of the Linn County Trails Association.

When did you first start riding a bike? I always remember having a bike as a child, but not much riding outside of around the neighborhood. Later, as a preteen, I rode my bike on gravel because it was the only way to get to my friends' houses!

Read the rest of this great interview...

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