Emily Brinkley

What I Love:

I love people, sociology, live music, performing, adventures, and all aspects of cycling.

Riding with TT Since:

2021

Trek Travel Role:

Trip Design Coordinator

My Favorite Ride:

My most memorable ride was climbing Mt. Mitchell for the very first time. I look back on that first 8.000 ft elevation climb on a standard crank and how badly my legs hurt, but it was the descent I was most afraid of! I've been blessed to ride bikes all over the world, but climbing in my backyard on the Blue Ridge Parkway will always be my favorite.

My Rides:

Two road bikes, one full-suspension MTB, one hard-tail, one gravel bike, one trainer bike, and my newest fully ridge single speed MTB. Fully support the "N+1" saying in my household.

Nickname:

EB

Education:

BS - Mass Communication, MA - Organizational Communications

Current Home:

Charlotte, NC

Languages:

Spanish - enough to be dangerous.

In My Previous Life:

I lived on a cruise ship right out of undergrad until the ship filed Chapter 11, bringing me back home to Charlotte. I was then in PR/Marketing/Events for six years before having children. I've spent the last decade raising my two boys full-time, while somehow finding time to be part-time soccer coach, part-time lead singer of the band Spybaby, and part-time director of training camps for endurance athletes.