Jana Payne, Vice President/Co-Founder
Jana has been riding bikes her whole life. For her, biking is a freedom like no other. It hearkens back childhood memories (She was the kid who asked for a new bike for every special occasion). She biked to class in college, spending her precious tax return on a black Raleigh road bike. About 15 years ago, Jana and a dear friend decided to give mountain biking a try (on their road bikes no less!). It was the most fun thing she had ever done, and to this day, the best mountain biking adventure she has ever been on. She bought a mountain bike the next day from the iconic Brooke Pate. Because of biking, Jana reconnected with her long-time friend Grace and along with her, became part of the first women's mountain bike group in town. They torched the Monte Sano trails as often as possible. Brooke told Jana that she needed to road bike in order to become a better mountain biker, so she hesitantly purchased one. She became hooked on road biking as well and has been on the road ever since! Grace and Jana decided that they wanted to spread the bike love by starting a women's-only group which was nurturing and non-competitive. The response was immediately amazing and it has been growing strong ever since!