Kellie Morris - Founder/Director Bikeucation Long Beach CA
Kellie did her first multi-day, fund-raising bike ride in 2002 after a co-worker dared her to take up the challenge - the seven-day ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
In 2010 Kellie was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease: Mixed Connective Tissue disease that left her so weak she could barely dress herself. Through medication, dietary changes and exercise she was able to recover much of her strength.
Kellie does most of her local trips on one her many bikes, including shopping, running errands, attending fitness classes, visiting friends and even riding to church. In May 2013 Kellie became a certified bicycling instructor via The League of American Bicyclists. She now teaches both group and private bike riding classes through her business "Bikeucation" and specializes in teaching people to ride who've never done so before. She has recently been featured in the Gazettes, O.C. Register and on KPCC's The Ride show. Read her "We All Ride Bikes" blog here. Image by Lisa Beth Anderson.