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Mandie Wickham - Roll Model

It wasn’t until the summer of 2020 that Mandie decided to take her bike into the woods. Mandie considered mountain biking a few times because she loves biking and hiking, but was discouraged by a friend saying it was too hard to pick up as an adult. Luckily for Mandie, she met Chelsea at a community bike ride and was introduced to the ROOTZ, where she found a supportive and encouraging learning community. Mandie was able to get a bike, Lizzy, off of facebook marketplace and hasn’t stopped peddling! (Everyone names their bike, right?) Riding Lizzy has taught Mandie to focus, trust and listen to her body, and it’s okay to fall. When not on her mountain bike, Mandie can be found chasing her 5 year old son and spending time with her partner. Mandie looks forward to contributing to the welcoming learning environment fostered by the ROOTZ and helping kids build leadership and confidence on their bike.