Michelle joined KCBC Racing for her first-ever race season of cycling in 2018, after participating in Cycling Kansas City's Group A+ Ride Program; a program designed to teach cyclists how to race. Today, she races Category 4 in Time Trial, Criterium, and Road Racing. She also races in mountain biking and gravel events.Michelle is a lifelong athlete; a child gymnast, turned ultrarunner, turned triathlete. In 2013, she raced in her first triathlon, which has now become her primary discipline. In 2016, Michelle earned a slot on Team USA Triathlon and has continued to earn a position every year since. She has raced in the ITU World Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands (2017); Gold Coast, Australia (2018); Lausanne, Switzerland (2019); and will race again in Bermuda, October 2021. To date, Michelle has also raced in five full Ironman races, and six half-Iron distances. She has run three ultramarathons: two 50-Ks and one 50-Mile.Michelle continues to race in cycling, as well as triathlon. She was recognized by the Kansas Cycling Association as the highest achieving Category 5 cyclist in Kansas in 2018, and the top finisher in Category 4 in 2019. Also in 2019, Michelle finished fifth at the USAC Master's Road Race Championships in Colorado Springs in the time trial event, behind several former professional cyclists and the current world record holder for indoor track racing. Michelle won the Collegiate Division at 2020's Gravel Grinder National Championship, a 110-mile gravel race held in Lawrence, Kansas.Michelle's interest and involvement in cycling has continued to grow. She became a Board Member of Cycling Kansas City in 2019 and was re-elected for a two-year term in 2020. She also earned her USAC Level II Cycling Coach Certification in 2019. As a representative of Cycling Kansas City, she is spearheading the first-ever adaptive cycling program in the Midwest region in conjunction with Midwest Adaptive Sports and the Wounded Warrior Project with a projected start date Summer, 2021.