Amanda Batty: The ROI of Mountain Bike Racing vs. Giving Shit Away


“I took risks because progression requires risk and because risk is the price of admission to the only game I ever cared about: improvement.” - Amanda Batty

Amanda is a former professional mountain bike racer, Bike giver aware, firestarter, former pastry chef, current industry troublemaker and forever interested in good business. 

Today we’re going to talk about ego and what fills that ego. For some it’s mountain bike racing, and for Amanda, it was. for awhile, until it wasn’t. And then one day, she decided she wanted to be the “bike Oprah” and she tweeted about that, and became integral to a huge bike giveaway. We discussed how one can use giving to fill a hole, perhaps the hole created by leaving racing. 

We also might talk about getting kids on bikes and active at a young age, baking with rage and emotional eating. Lots and lots of fun stuff.

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