Ashli Lewis makes a living working as a wildlife biologist and environmental scientist with California State Parks, but on her weekends? You can find her racing or riding bikes. A longtime enduro athlete from the Tahoe area, Ashli—who goes by “Crashli” on social media—approaches riding with a sense of joy and grit.
She’s in it for the fun but also for the way the sport pushes her to be better. “I can be competitive against myself. I don’t have to be better than everyone else,” she says.