"I grew up in a suburb of Dallas and now live in Dallas. As a kid I played softball and basketball. In middle school I remember just wanting to make every team. When I began high school I decided to only focus only on basketball, but when basketball season was over my coach convinced me to run track to stay in shape. That’s where my love for endurance sports began. I've now been a pro for over 10 years and ride for EF Education-TIBCO-SVB. My philosophy for training is consistency and dedication."
More about Lauren
n 2007 I got my first road bike while still in college. I met my husband Mat in 2008 while he was working as a mechanic at a local bike shop. He began coaching me and introduced me to the world of racing. I did my first race in 2009 and I was a Cat 1 by the end of my first season. I began racing professionally in 2013 before then I had only thought of cycling as my hobby.
Professional cyclist since 2013
2021 US Road National Champion
2x Top 10 at Gent Wevelgem (6th -2020, 10th - 2021)
9th - Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2020
2x Winner - Unbound Gravel 100 (2019, 2021)
6x Road World Championships US National Team
2x Top 10 - Time Trial World Championships (8th - 2017, 10th - 2020)
2nd - Tour Down Under (2018)
US National Team - 2022 MTB Marathon & Gravel World Championships
I make sourdough bread. Yes, I started during the pandemic. But now I travel pretty much everywhere with my starter and continue to bake bread even when on the road. I love the excitement I feel every time I bake a loaf and open the oven to see the loaf spring to life and crack open. And for the times it stays flat and dense I can’t resist the urge to make my next loaf and figure out what went wrong.
I taught high school for 3 years after graduating college with a BS in Math. Funny how you think you have your whole life planned out or know what your dreams are. I thought my dream was to coach high school cross-country. But in 2013 my husband Mat and I decided I would leave teaching and begin a new career racing professionally. Honestly I thought I’d race for a year or two and then return to teaching. But here I am over 10 years since I left teaching and still racing professionally.