Welcome Jen Abercrombie!
Its with great pleasure that we announce the newest member of our team. Long time PDF friend and contributor, Jen Abercrombie will become a more regular feature, as one of the sites new contributing editors. Bringing her unique perspective on the active lifestyle and culture of cycling, Jen will also be our Los Angeles contact, covering all things southern California. We are so excited to have Jen on the team and look forward to sharing her work with you.
Jen Abercrombie is a lifelong Californian who lives in Los Angeles. After watching a documentary about a charity bicycle ride on television, Jen decided to tackle the event on a whim, but there was one problem: it turned out that contrary to the old adage, you CAN forget how to ride a bike. She drove her brand new bicycle to a parking lot and taught herself to ride again, then set off on a 545-mile journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles, with 3,000 relative strangers and little training under her belt.
While that initial long road ride was painful at times, it showed her that bikes change lives and she wants to share that with others. She rides on the road and the dirt, and sometimes in stretchy clothes. A former graphic designer, musician, and lingerie boutique owner, Jen is passionate about the fashion, art, culture and design of the cycling world.
Jen is the creator of the “Sunday Social”, a quarterly women-only event series at Golden Saddle Cyclery that mixes education and recreation in a bike-shop setting. She is also the co-creator of the “No Garmin No Rules” brand. A Certified Ayurvedic Health Educator, she enjoys cooking, photography, camping, and little dogs. You can find her on social media @jencrombz