Rider Profile: Ashley Freiberg

Photos Wes Duenkel Interview by Kate Erwin (B&W photos courtesy of Kate Erwin)

Introduction by Tayler Rae Dubé, More information about Ashley here!

Ashley Frieberg is a force of nature. At only 23-years-old she is already ten years into a successful career in car racing and, in 2014, was the first female overall winner at they Daytona International Speedway. Recently, Ashley has started making noise in the cycling scene as well, picking up a cyclocross bike to help her stay fit for racing. We are truly inspired by Ashley’s story, a female athlete taking a male dominated sport by storm.

Which came first, bikes or cars?

I have been racing since I was 13 in a go-kart, and moved into cars when I was 15 before I even had a driver’s license! I only recently started to ride bikes as a part of training for auto racing, and last fall was the first time I ever raced my bike!

When was your first cyclocross race?

My first cyclocross race was Quad Cross on September 7th last year. The most prominent memory I have of the race was that I couldn’t stop smiling… even through the pain!

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