Our Women's Race Team consists of our Cat 3/4/5 team and Cat 1/2 team. Both teams operate as part of one close, supportive family, helping our women racers navigate the funny world of local amateur bike racing. Every time the women join the guys in the LG Race Van traveling to and from races, the guys are reminded that there is more to life than watts and carbon bike parts, as the women racers actually find time to discuss topics other than bicycles! At the same time, the women race hard and consistently deliver outstanding results. If you are interested in racing for the Women's Race Team, please reach out to our Cat 3/4/5 Team Captain Danielle Cooper.


Kate Wymbs is an endurance trackie and road racer with a passion for team tactics and a collegiate cycling background. Her favorite bike related activity is convincing everyone and anyone to try team tactics on the road and try riding and racing on the track. Fun fact, after graduating, she only applied to jobs near velodromes. Her favorite track event is the Madison and her mantra is: "Every race is a game and with your teammates and your wits, you don't have to be the strongest to win!"

Kate Wymbs is an endurance trackie and road racer with a passion for team tactics and a collegiate cycling background. Her favorite bike related activity is convincing everyone and anyone to try team tactics on the road and try riding and racing on the track. Fun fact, after graduating, she only applied to jobs near velodromes. Her favorite track event is the Madison and her mantra is: "Every race is a game and with your teammates and your wits, you don't have to be the strongest to win!"

Kate Wymbs 1/2 Captain

Lizbeth grew up in Jerez, Mexico, which she described as a “bicycle town.” This had her riding her bike quite a bit as a child, and in 2013 she began racing seriously. She is a climber with a decent sprint, so she likes hard crits and road races. Her best race results to date are: 11th place GC at the 2013 Copa Gobernador international stage race, 3rdplace GC at the 2014 Get Life stage race, 4th place at the 2016 Ultra Endurance Mountain Bike 100K, 6th place at the 2016 Pro Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling and 7th place at the 2017 Mexico National Road Championships.

Lizbeth grew up in Jerez, Mexico, which she described as a “bicycle town.” This had her riding her bike quite a bit as a child, and in 2013 she began racing seriously. She is a climber with a decent sprint, so she likes hard crits and road races. Her best race results to date are: 11th place GC at the 2013 Copa Gobernador international stage race, 3rdplace GC at the 2014 Get Life stage race, 4th place at the 2016 Ultra Endurance Mountain Bike 100K, 6th place at the 2016 Pro Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling and 7th place at the 2017 Mexico National Road Championships.

Lizbeth Ureño Armas

After her collegiate tennis season ended in 2010, Catherine  needed a competitive sport to engage in other than eating. Following a number of years dilly dallying in the short-course triathlon scene, she became addicted to cycling. She enjoys road racing and criteriums, but still finds that her heart is in the team or individual time trial. Recently, she got a whiff of track from captain Kate Wymbs, and decidedly will compete when there are no outdoor races scheduled. She still competes in intermediate and long-course triathlon, much to her team’s dismay. Her favorite thing about being on the team are her friendships with her amazing LaGrange teammates!

After her collegiate tennis season ended in 2010, Catherine  needed a competitive sport to engage in other than eating. Following a number of years dilly dallying in the short-course triathlon scene, she became addicted to cycling. She enjoys road racing and criteriums, but still finds that her heart is in the team or individual time trial. Recently, she got a whiff of track from captain Kate Wymbs, and decidedly will compete when there are no outdoor races scheduled. She still competes in intermediate and long-course triathlon, much to her team’s dismay. Her favorite thing about being on the team are her friendships with her amazing LaGrange teammates!

Katie loves bicycles. She competed in collegiate triathlon at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she was a student bike coach.  These days she rides all of the bikes, although she mostly races on the road, she loves getting out on the dirt, commuting to/from work on her junker, and of course,  getting some bonus miles in on her tandem on Saturday afternoons. She’s happy in the La Grange community, where she often finds people who love bicycles more than her.  You can most frequently find her on big group rides, trying not to get dropped and making new friends, or in the La Grange Van on the way to a race.

Katie loves bicycles. She competed in collegiate triathlon at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she was a student bike coach.  These days she rides all of the bikes, although she mostly races on the road, she loves getting out on the dirt, commuting to/from work on her junker, and of course,  getting some bonus miles in on her tandem on Saturday afternoons. She’s happy in the La Grange community, where she often finds people who love bicycles more than her.  You can most frequently find her on big group rides, trying not to get dropped and making new friends, or in the La Grange Van on the way to a race.

Katie Rollins

Alicia was born in a small town in southern Germany called Rheinfelden, where riding a bike was a very common thing to do – in fact, this is how she would go to school on a daily basis. She got into road biking and racing in 2004, not too long after she moved to California. She started racing unattached and later joined the LaGrange women's 1/2 team. Her proudest accomplishment was winning the 2016 Masters 35+ State Road Championship. She is married and has two beautiful boys who love riding their bikes as well. 

Alicia was born in a small town in southern Germany called Rheinfelden, where riding a bike was a very common thing to do – in fact, this is how she would go to school on a daily basis. She got into road biking and racing in 2004, not too long after she moved to California. She started racing unattached and later joined the LaGrange women's 1/2 team. Her proudest accomplishment was winning the 2016 Masters 35+ State Road Championship. She is married and has two beautiful boys who love riding their bikes as well. 

Alicia Silvera-Dorantes

Juli is a self-professed washed-up collegiate triathlete-turned Cat 5 cyclist. Although she only has two races under her belt, both have been highlights thanks to the support, and peer pressure, of the womens team.

Juli is a self-professed washed-up collegiate triathlete-turned Cat 5 cyclist. Although she only has two races under her belt, both have been highlights thanks to the support, and peer pressure, of the womens team.

Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Danielle moved to the US during October, 2005.  For the last 12 years she has made Los Angeles her home and La Grange has become her family.  Danielle took up racing 4 years ago and has a passion for technical criteriums and track racing.  A sprinter at heart, she also loves a fast downhill but avoids climbing as much as possible.  As captain of the Women’s 3/4/5 team for the last 2 years, some her proudest moments aren't necessarily standing on the podium, it's encouraging new racers and building a team that respects and cares for each other on and off the bike. 

Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Danielle moved to the US during October, 2005.  For the last 12 years she has made Los Angeles her home and La Grange has become her family.  Danielle took up racing 4 years ago and has a passion for technical criteriums and track racing.  A sprinter at heart, she also loves a fast downhill but avoids climbing as much as possible.  As captain of the Women’s 3/4/5 team for the last 2 years, some her proudest moments aren't necessarily standing on the podium, it's encouraging new racers and building a team that respects and cares for each other on and off the bike. 

Danielle Cooper, 3/4/5 Captain

Michelle is a newbie to racing. She is currently making achievements in criteriums and circuit races and is determined to give road racing and mountain biking a try. Michelle is focused on becoming a strong climber and is enjoying the challenges that training brings. Her two proudest cycling achievements are: being asked to join La Grange and her fifth place finish at the Rosena Ranch Circuit Race.

Michelle is a newbie to racing. She is currently making achievements in criteriums and circuit races and is determined to give road racing and mountain biking a try. Michelle is focused on becoming a strong climber and is enjoying the challenges that training brings. Her two proudest cycling achievements are: being asked to join La Grange and her fifth place finish at the Rosena Ranch Circuit Race.

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts Tina moved to Los Angeles in 2008. Racing is a newer passion but with the support of her teammates she has loved every moment of it. Tina is an all-around rider that is determined to love climbing just as much as a fast downhill. 

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts Tina moved to Los Angeles in 2008. Racing is a newer passion but with the support of her teammates she has loved every moment of it. Tina is an all-around rider that is determined to love climbing just as much as a fast downhill. 

Mimi is a long-time La Granger (since 1989!), former Board member and editor of La Voix for seven years, back when you got it in the mail and it was fun to read. While never a super star bike racer, she has managed to somehow win 5 Bear jerseys over the years, in mountain biking, masters crits, team time trial and masters road racing. Her goal is to be a good teammate and help her teammates win a few Bear jerseys of their own. She admits she’s better at training than racing, and loves fast training rides like Montrose and Rose Bowl. She mostly just loves to ride a bike, and has ridden all over Europe and even in China.

Mimi is a long-time La Granger (since 1989!), former Board member and editor of La Voix for seven years, back when you got it in the mail and it was fun to read. While never a super star bike racer, she has managed to somehow win 5 Bear jerseys over the years, in mountain biking, masters crits, team time trial and masters road racing. Her goal is to be a good teammate and help her teammates win a few Bear jerseys of their own. She admits she’s better at training than racing, and loves fast training rides like Montrose and Rose Bowl. She mostly just loves to ride a bike, and has ridden all over Europe and even in China.

Mimi Sheean

Cari is in her first year of racing and thrilled to be a member of La Grange. Cari’s triathlon background and love of climbing make road racing her specialty. She enjoys the new challenges of crits and circuit racing, especially when she can race with her teammates. If Cari is not pedaling on the road, she is playing in the dirt with her mountain bike. Her two proudest cycling achievements are: being a part of the La Grange race team and Winning 4ta Etapa Estatal de Ciclismo Vall e de Guadalupe when La Grange went to race in Ensenada.

Cari is in her first year of racing and thrilled to be a member of La Grange. Cari’s triathlon background and love of climbing make road racing her specialty. She enjoys the new challenges of crits and circuit racing, especially when she can race with her teammates. If Cari is not pedaling on the road, she is playing in the dirt with her mountain bike. Her two proudest cycling achievements are: being a part of the La Grange race team and Winning 4ta Etapa Estatal de Ciclismo Vall e de Guadalupe when La Grange went to race in Ensenada.

Lucy is a sprinter who loves to mountain bike despite the fact that she's a slow climber. Her latest endeavor is track, which rather delightfully requires very little climbing. There aren't any fun rocks, though.

Lucy is a sprinter who loves to mountain bike despite the fact that she's a slow climber. Her latest endeavor is track, which rather delightfully requires very little climbing. There aren't any fun rocks, though.

Lucy Archer

Daniela was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she was introduced to mountain biking for general fitness.  She got the competitive bug and placed fourth in Nationals and won State Championships.  She transitioned to road cycling to gain more fitness and got hooked.  She moved to El Paso, Texas with relatives and participated in and won State Championships for Criterium and Road in New Mexico and 2nd place in Texas, but could not receive the jersey due to non-resident status.  She came to LA in 2013 and raced road and crits throughout the state as a solo racer, when she was invited to the La Grange family in 2015.  She has won a 35+ State Criterium Championship and participated as a devoted teammate on the women’s 1/2 team. She is an all-around rider with strengths in small bunch sprints.

Daniela was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she was introduced to mountain biking for general fitness.  She got the competitive bug and placed fourth in Nationals and won State Championships.  She transitioned to road cycling to gain more fitness and got hooked.  She moved to El Paso, Texas with relatives and participated in and won State Championships for Criterium and Road in New Mexico and 2nd place in Texas, but could not receive the jersey due to non-resident status.  She came to LA in 2013 and raced road and crits throughout the state as a solo racer, when she was invited to the La Grange family in 2015.  She has won a 35+ State Criterium Championship and participated as a devoted teammate on the women’s 1/2 team. She is an all-around rider with strengths in small bunch sprints.

Daniela Garcia

Tracy hails from the Bay Area where running was her primary activity with some fun mountain bike rides over the Golden Gate and up Miwok en route to Tiburon.  She bought her first road bike when she moved to LA in the summer of 2002 at the infamous Helen's 4th of July sale.  She ventured into a few La Grange group rides, but the bike went into storage when she moved to NYC in 2010.  The old pink Cannondale CAAD5 was the first thing out of storage after the move back to LA two years ago.  She loves road races, especially the hilly ones and last season was her first racing season.  Two words that describe her best:  hill crusher.

Tracy hails from the Bay Area where running was her primary activity with some fun mountain bike rides over the Golden Gate and up Miwok en route to Tiburon.  She bought her first road bike when she moved to LA in the summer of 2002 at the infamous Helen's 4th of July sale.  She ventured into a few La Grange group rides, but the bike went into storage when she moved to NYC in 2010.  The old pink Cannondale CAAD5 was the first thing out of storage after the move back to LA two years ago.  She loves road races, especially the hilly ones and last season was her first racing season.  Two words that describe her best:  hill crusher.

Ellen is a Cat 4 who fancies a hilly road race, a morning riding single track, or a day summiting a mountain on her road bike. Her favorite cycling memory is from the second day of team camp where the women spontaneously decided to sign up for a race that took place later in the morning.  The team discussed strategies prior to the race and carried them out perfectly, so much so that it allowed Ellen to lap the field in the Island View Classic Criterium. She admits that the best part of the day was taking a picture with all her teammates on the podium because the La Grange win was a team effort.

Ellen is a Cat 4 who fancies a hilly road race, a morning riding single track, or a day summiting a mountain on her road bike. Her favorite cycling memory is from the second day of team camp where the women spontaneously decided to sign up for a race that took place later in the morning.  The team discussed strategies prior to the race and carried them out perfectly, so much so that it allowed Ellen to lap the field in the Island View Classic Criterium. She admits that the best part of the day was taking a picture with all her teammates on the podium because the La Grange win was a team effort.

Maddy is from Poway, CA, a suburb of San Diego, and has been attending UCLA for 5 years. She has been racing for 2 years, getting her start on the UCLA Cycling team. She was introduced to cycling by her dad, who has been an avid cyclist since he bought his first road bike as a teenager. She can't thank him enough for supporting her cycling endeavors and sharing his passion with her. Relatively new to the sport, she’s still working to determine her strengths on the bike, but so far she tends to excel at short, punchy climbs and crits. She’s working to improve her sprint and her performance on long, steady climbs. Her biggest accomplishment so far was having the incredible opportunity to race at Redlands Bicycle Classic, guest riding for Jakroo, where she got a taste for what pro cycling is all about. She’s ready to work hard to maybe one day get to that level.

Maddy is from Poway, CA, a suburb of San Diego, and has been attending UCLA for 5 years. She has been racing for 2 years, getting her start on the UCLA Cycling team. She was introduced to cycling by her dad, who has been an avid cyclist since he bought his first road bike as a teenager. She can't thank him enough for supporting her cycling endeavors and sharing his passion with her. Relatively new to the sport, she’s still working to determine her strengths on the bike, but so far she tends to excel at short, punchy climbs and crits. She’s working to improve her sprint and her performance on long, steady climbs. Her biggest accomplishment so far was having the incredible opportunity to race at Redlands Bicycle Classic, guest riding for Jakroo, where she got a taste for what pro cycling is all about. She’s ready to work hard to maybe one day get to that level.