Castelli Colletivo

Past Races

02/25/2023 Chain of Lakes Road Race

Melissa Westmoreland

Boca Raton, Florida

Primary Discipline(s) Road Cycling / Criterium, Gravel Cycling
Bucket List RaceOregon Trail Gravel Grinder
Off-Day ActivityCooking

I’m primarily a gravel cyclist but also ride road in South Florida. I am the current age group Florida State Champion in Gravel TT and Gravel Racing, but having fun on my bikes is the most important. I race in and out of state and intend to be at BWR Kansas in a few weeks (update: missed that due to injury). I have a product sponsorship with Squirt Cycling Products. I’m also an ambassador for Conte’s Bike Shop, and host rides and events with the Boca Raton shop. I focus mostly on women’s gravel rides, as there are no other all women group gravel rides here, and women are always telling me they wish they knew where to ride, who to ride with, or felt as confident as I do — so I do what I can to empower that by helping them build skills on and off the bike in a mentorship kind of way. I race with a group of friends and we call ourselves The Groad Mafia. I’m active in a large local cycling group called Western Athletic Group as well.