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Our speaker for this year's rally is MARIA PARKER!!!

Maria is the owner of CruzBike and is a multiple record holder . She holds the following records:
24-hour road record: 469.198 miles (19.550 mph)
12-hour road record: 257.804 miles (21.48 mph)
200-mile road record : 9:17:03.0 (21.54 mph)
100-mile road record: 4:27:19 (22.45 mph)

Other cycling achievements:
2012 National 24 Hour Challenge: Set women's recumbent course record (still standing as of 2016) with 407.9 miles

2012 Bike Sebring: 1st among male and female competitors in RAAM qualifier with 474.5 miles.

2013 Race Across America: 1st female finisher. Over-50
Recumbent Women's Course Record,exceeding women's standard bike record by approximately 16 hours. 3002 miles in 11 days, 20 hours, and 54 minutes.

2015 Hoodoo 500 Solo Race, St. George, Utah, First Recumbent Female to ever finish. 46 hours, 20 minutes.

2015 Assault On Mt. Mitchell, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 6:58:57, Fastest Recorded Time for a Female Recumbent. 102.7 Miles, 10,357 Feet Climbing.

2015 Calvin's Challenge UMCA National 12 Hour Championship, Springfield, Ohio, 257 Miles, Course Record for Recumbent and also exceeding standard female record.

2016 Bessie's Creek 24 Hour, Brookshire, Texas, 458 miles (non-drafting). Course record, exceeding course records for both men and women on recumbent and standard road bikes.

We are very excited to welcome Maria to this year's rally.