I’ve been riding on two wheels as long as I can remember. Starting with dirt bikes as a kid. My first time riding downhill was actually my first time truly mountain biking. Let me tell you, it was not enjoyable, there was fear and there were tears. Somehow after finishing that disastrous day I knew that this was a sport I could love if I was in the right environment, with the right people. I signed up for a women's camp and turns out I was right. By the end of the 3 days it was pure undeniable love. Now, a well-constructed flow trail with big berms is like moving meditation and gives me a sense of power and freedom. I had a hard time finding gear that supported that feeling and got sick of seeing bad ass women in men's pants. As a teenager I joked with my dad about starting a women's motocross brand where nothing was pink, when it kept coming up in my 30's I decided it was time.
Born and raised in Bend, Oregon where desert alpine singletrack connects over 100 miles through the local trail systems. Growing up in a bike racing family, Darragh’s first bike race was at 6 years of age. From there, she competed locally in cross-country mountain bike races and loved the challenge of covering mileage at a fast pace. In the off season, Darragh was a very competitive Nordic Skier and raced through high school into college. Focusing most of her attention on skiing for most of her adolescent years into her adult years, mountain biking was just a pastime. After college, she resigned from her ski racing days and found love again on two wheels. Casually riding the mountain bike she jumped in cross-country races and took State-Championships two years ago and was Overall Pro Women winner last year in the State of Oregon. In 2019 competing as a first year pro woman XC-racer placed 11th at USA Mountain Bike Nationals and is hungry for more. She has her sites to bump elbows with the fastest women on the trails, but also be an advocate for youth cycling. This summer she is going to be an asset to Cascadia Junior Cycling, coaching the younger generations how to ride and inspiring other young ladies to hop on the saddle. As a Revel Rider believer, she will be riding miles comfortably throughout the year in the Pacific Northwest, whether it's raining, snowing or perfectly clear blue bird days.
Kelly’s first mountain bike was a 26” Jamis with caliper brakes that valiantly bushwhacked through the trails of SW Missouri and Arkansas. A midwest native, Kelly landed in the PNW and discovered the joy of riding (mostly down) bikes. After getting fed up with trying to “keep up with the boys,” she decided to take a women’s mountain bike clinic and hasn’t looked back since. She is a firm believer in trying everything once (even if it hurts) and has the scars to prove it. Kelly is a yoga teacher and loves the “flow state,” that comes with a good trail and the right gear. She loves Revel Rider's women's specific mountain bike apparel because it’s NOT pink and gives her the right balance of protection, comfort and style. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”