Jasmin Welter is a dedicated commuter and competitive cyclist and triathlete, riding her mostly pink bikes around Chicagoland year-round. Jasmin is an Ambassador for The Chainlink and is involved with several other initiatives and brands to get more women on bikes. Jasmin writes regularly about new products, women cycling, commuting and more. Follow her on Instagram: @tri.heart and @princess_layup.
Types of cycling:
All of the riding, racing and commuting year-round. I enjoy the different challenges that come with mixing up the terrain and dealing with all sorts of weather.
My first bike was a hand-me down from my sister – a mountain bike with a star-spangled banner paint scheme that I rode through college.
What inspires you to ride?
I love the wind in my face, whether it’s on a commute or a race. I like the sweat and the tears, the joy and the pain, the community and the camaraderie that comes with riding bikes. Plus, it truly is the best way to get around town in Chicago. I have learned so much by riding, I got to know myself better, I pushed my boundaries, I searched for new challenges – one pedal stroke at a time.
Any advice for people who are just getting started commuting and/or riding?
Do you have a cycling bucket list? What’s on the list?
Favorite places to bike to for a snack, drinks, coffee, or food?
How many bikes do you own?