Anne Galyean



What’s your day job?
Staff scientist at an environmental toxicology consulting firm.

Who’s your favorite riding buddy, and why? 
My buddy Lindsay, because she's always up for a fun (or wild!) adventure and challenges me to be more confident in my own abilities. 

When did you start mountain biking?
2009, senior year of college.

What’s the thing you love second to mountain biking?
Science! (and ice cream)

What’s your favorite ride snack? 
Cherry Brownie Enduro Bites 

If you left for a big mountain bike trip tomorrow, what are the top 3 things you couldn’t live without? 
My Star Wars pillow, my kindle, and clean riding gloves.

What's one thing that no one knows about you? 
Unfortunately, I don't like the taste or smell of coffee!

Where do you live and what is your favorite local trail? 
I live just outside of Seattle, WA. The PNW has an amazing variety of trails, but one of my favorites is Kachees.

Why is it your favorite? 
It's got a bit of everything: views, rocky peaks, mountain meadows, loam, wildflowers, steep switchbacks, forest singletrack, hike-a-bike, and exposure. 

What’s one other thing in your life that is as good as this trail? 
The gym! Hard to believe, I know, but I honestly love strength training. Deadlifts make me happy.

You are new to Juliana, but which bike are you most excited to ride? Why?
I can't wait to be on the Joplin. As much as I'm a big bike type of gal, I'm looking forward to the Joplin as a daily driver for hot laps around my neighborhood trails.