Our congratulations to Katie Strempke, who became the first woman to finish the 2022 Pinyons and Pines bikepacking race yesterday—for the second year in a row! Find a quick update on this year’s event here…

Photos by Andrew Strempke (@strempke)

Katie Strempke (@katie.strempke) was the first woman to complete the 310-mile Pinyons and Pines bikepacking race in Northern Arizona yesterday afternoon. With an unofficial time of 2 days, 5 hours, and 21 minutes, Katie rode steadily well into the first night of the race, passing a few other riders in the process as they rested. It was a similar story on night two, and she eventually fell into 10th place overall. Word is she repaired a sidewall tear with dental floss and tubeless plugs after discovering her unopened superglue was all dried up. She rode non-stop for the entire ride, except for a couple of 15 minute naps on the second night. Katie tackled the event on her trusty singlespeed Chumba Sendero with a 32×20T gearing.

Katie Strempke 2022 Pinyons and Pines
  • Katie Strempke 2022 Pinyons and Pines
  • Katie Strempke 2022 Pinyons and Pines

The second woman to finish was Lauren Brownlee with a time of 2 days, 8 hours, and 5 minutes, followed by Meg Knobel at 2 days, 14 hours, and 31 minutes. A big congrats goes out to everyone who has finished so far and those who are still riding.

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