About Me

Exponential Fun

My Story

I started riding a bike 15 years ago and it has changed my life. Cycling has literally saved me, physically, emotionally, and mentally. Because of that I’ve always wanted to share it with others, to give people the same opportunity to fall in love with the sport as I have. So I’ve been on a personal crusade to get as many people pedaling as I can.

Leading | Coaching | Touring

 

Early in my cycling career I sought out experts and advocates to learn the safest and most effective cycling strategies. I became a Cycling Savvy Instructor to help me convey those strategies to others. I also joined and became very involved in a large local cycling club. Over the years I’ve led numerous rides, served in multiple roles on the Board of Directors, organized a variety of events, and am currently the Executive Director.

In 2012 I turned a long-time dream of mine into a reality. I formed a beginners’ cycling team that I call Couch to Century (c2c). My staff and I took a group of people who either didn’t ride or were doing short rides on local trails or around the neighborhood, and coached them through seven months of clinics, training rides, and a lot of hard work, and celebrated with them as they crossed the finish line of their first 100-mile bike ride. I’ve completed a three-peat now, with additional teams in 2015 and 2017. I received the Florida Bicycle Association’s award for Best Program in 2015 for my c2c program.

My other cycling passion is touring. There is something so authentic and satisfying about traveling by bicycle. Experiencing life and your surroundings from the seat of a bike is cathartic, whether it’s for two hours or two weeks. In this day and age, it’s very rare that you shout out “Whee!” or that you get to escape and feel that adrenaline rush of excitement and freedom you felt when you were a kid. For over eight years I’ve been planning multi-day tours for cyclists, but now through the Bike Cubed E-Bike Tours anyone can participate, regardless of age, fitness level, or bike-riding experience. I’m so excited to share this exponential fun with people who live in or visit this area I love. You won’t be able to wipe the smile off your face!

Leslee Mitchell
Founder and Owner of Bike Cubed
leslee@bikecubed.com