Posts Tagged: Biking

Wilcox pedals to prosperity in 9-day, 1,300-mile French Divide

August 28, 2018

Record-breaking bikepacking veteran Lael Wilcox of Anchorage is well rehearsed in overcoming obstacles on the trail, but nothing could have prepared her for what she experienced in the French Divide. A relativity new race, the 1,300-mile event is still working out some kinks with its route and many times had riders breaking trail. “The concept… Read more »

Wilcox sits seventh out of 101 riders in 1,300-mile French Divide

August 10, 2018

Anchorage’s Lael Wilcox is crushing it in the 2,100-kilometer French Divide bikepacking race as she sits seventh among the 101 riders still active. She has covered 1,475 kilometers in six days and is within striking distance of the top five overall. The 32-year-old leads the women’s division by 117 kilometers over New Mexico’s Lindsay Shepard…. Read more »

Wilcox posts 2nd-fastest time ever at Navad 1000 in Switzerland

June 21, 2018

Anchorage’s Lael Wilcox made history at the Navad 1000 in Switzerland as she pedaled her bike faster than any woman has in the event’s four-year history. This year she finished second overall with a time that would have been good enough to win in each of the previous three years. The Navad 1000 is a… Read more »

Wilcox pedals to fastest known time in 1,546-mile Baja Divide

March 22, 2017

Add the Baja Divide to the long list of long-distance bike races Anchorage’s Lael Wilcox has conquered. The 30-year-old clocked the fastest known time on the 1,546-mile Baja Divide route through the backcountry of Mexico. Wilcox, of East High fame, finished in 11 days, 13 hours, and 2 minutes, arriving in the historic town of… Read more »

Wilcox part of lead pack in 4,400-mile Trans Am Bike Race

June 18, 2016

Lael Wilcox of Anchorage is biking across America. The 29-year-old is competing in the solo category in the 4,400-mile Trans Am Bike Race, but she isn’t alone. She’s in the lead group of three riders with 1,000 miles to go. Wilcox is one of nine women among the 63 riders in the solo category of… Read more »

Just for fun, Wilcox breaks own record in 2,745-mile bike race

September 2, 2015

When Lael Wilcox of Anchorage set a women’s record in the Tour Divide ultramarathon bicycle race she had bronchitis and still broke the women’s record by two days. She was probably also tired after biking, yes biking, from Anchorage to the start line in Banff, Canada, before racing to Antelope Wells, New Mexico, at the… Read more »

Wilcox pedals to record time in 2,745-mile Tour Divide

July 1, 2015

At 2,745 miles, the Tour Divide mountain bike marathon is more about survival than anything. Yet Anchorage’s Lael Wilcox handled it like it was just another day on her bike. Actually the 28-year-old spent 17 days, 1 hour and 51 minutes in the saddle during a grueling race that started in Alberta, Canada, and traveled… Read more »