What started as a pact to commit to arguably one of the hardest Enduro stage races in the world transformed into a yearlong journey. Two women stemming from completely different professional backgrounds, share what it means to live a life brimming with aspirations, and prove that you can still find your greatest successes on the bike through work-life integration.
Meet Anne Galyean. She holds a PhD in aquatic analytical chemistry and is a force to be reckoned with on the bike, in the gym, in the workplace, and anywhere she puts her mind to. Galyean started racing downhill on the East Coast during college and spent six years racing at the national level through grad school. In 2017, Galyean joined the Yeti/Fox National Factory Enduro Team, where she raced full-time while completing her postdoctoral work at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo. In the same season, she won the Big Mountain Enduro Series and Scott Enduro Cup and was the fastest American woman at the Enduro World Series in Snowmass/Aspen, Colo.