Anna Affias Is Gettting Women ‘STKD’ for Crit Racing

Women have come a long way in cycling. But they still have a ways to go.

Meet cyclist and inclusion advocate Anna Affias, who is breaking down barriers for women.

“After noticing how few women participated in criterium racing, Anna created the STKD (stoked) Racing Squad, a team that champions inclusivity and empowers women to challenge the status quo and push cycling industry norms,” explained Schwinn.

Affias leads the STKD Racing Squad, a Category 3 racing team based in Chicago. Meet the full team and learn more here.

What better time to celebrate women in cycling than on International Women’s Day?

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Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.

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