Kat Erdman has lived in Brooklyn, New York, Middletown, New Jersey, and Silver Spring, Maryland. She now calls Parkville, Maryland home. When she was six years old, she hopped onto her father’s road bike, went for it, hit a sand pile, and skidded on her face, but that didn’t stop her from jumping back on!
Kat refuses to pick just one favorite time riding, but does treasure the memory of finishing her first race.
“My friends were there to support me and just the feeling of accomplishment and the rush you get crossing the finish line on your bike for the first time was pretty awesome.”
Another highlight was attending a women’s bike camp with Marla Streb and Amy Alton. She says of the experience, “Getting to shred with those two women on downhill tracks was a total blast!”
Kat names Gunpowder as the location of her favorite trails, and a favorite road ride was a solo ride in Cape Cod she enjoyed while on vacation.
A piece of advice that has stuck with Kat since she started riding is to “Keep your head up, always look ahead of you, and when I say AHEAD, not at the ground in front of you!”
Kat’s valuable advice for going downhill? “Elbows out and cowgirl knees!”