Belinda Williams, 38 is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. She is an avid cyclist now living in the greater Denver area. Her favorite places to ride include Lookout Mountain (Golden, CO), Mount Evans (Idaho Springs, CO), Independence Pass (Aspen, CO), and Loveland Pass (Colorado). She has loved riding her entire life, exploring every natural area within a 50 mile radius through her childhood, breaking nearly every bicycle in her adventures (mostly just wearing them out), and as a teenager was a top high school distance runner and triathlete in her age division. Currently, she tries to sponsor a variety of charities with every event she rides.
She is a microbiologist with a Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University, and is currently preparing for her board exams in medical school. She has been involved in biomedical research at Applied Biosystems, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, George Washington University Medical School, and National Jewish Medical Center. Her research areas ranged from genetic analysis R&D to microbiology, to renal medicine, and pulmonary immunology. Currently, she is supplementing her income while studying by working as an educator in Denver schools.
Her academic interests include the biomedical sciences, everything outdoors, arts, history, exploring other cultures, ecology, and physics.
She hopes one day to volunteer for Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) and is a firm believer that health care ought to be a right, not a privilege, as in health everyone can be happier, more productive, and less burden to society in the long run.
One never stops being a cyclist, even if they can't ride, or are limited (as I've been) after a horrific wreck. Not even if nearly killed. Less than two months following spine surgery No. 3, I was back on the bicycle. My wreck was caused by weather conditions that were...