Beth Collins

1- What do you love about riding and racing your bicycle? I love the freedom of being outside on
wheels. Racing is a blast especially because I came to bike racing 2013 after a 20 year hiatus from any kind of competitive sport. So doing it now, in my late 50s is especially sweet.

2- What do you love about riding and racing your bicycle for Hagerty?
So many fun people ride and race for Hagerty and it has the largest concentration of female cyclists in the region – what’s not to love?

3- What are some of your proudest moments or biggest accomplishments, on the bike and in life?
Racing mountain bikes is something I never envisioned myself doing ever – racing 100 miles on a mountain bike? Especially never, I’ve completed 3 now, 2 Lumberjacks and the X100. I consider myself a student of the sport (bikes and life) so I still have a lot to learn and accomplish.

4- Please tell us something about yourself and your life off the bike. What are your hobbies, what do
you do for work, tell us something about yourself that we don't know?
Hobby: Gardener – flowers and food. I love digging in the dirt and watching things grow.
Work: A chef turned lunch lady consultant I am self employed since moving to Michigan in 2006. I focus on the food system – specifically how to change our school food system. It is an always changing and challenging project nationwide.

Something you don’t know: I am director of operations for The Chef Ann Foundation and my biggest brain dump was accomplished in 2014 in the rebuild of The Lunch Box – a program that is dedicated to offering free open source tools and resources for school districts to use in changing their processed food programs to cooking real food from scratch for kids. In 2016 I’ll be traveling to six states doing school food assessments to help district serve more “Real Food”.


Hagerty Cycling Team

141 Rivers Edge Dr, #200
Traverse City, MI   49684