Racing/adventuring/riding team made of up women of all ages and abilities who are getting it done on road, cyclocross, gravel and mountain bikes.


The Fort Follies is a Fort Collins based non-profit women’s cycling team. We work to empower all women in northern Colorado to be active and impactful members of our cycling community. We do this through riding, racing, and community involvement. We operate under the NoCo Cycling Project 501(c)3.
The Fort Follies is for all cyclists comfortable in fem spaces, including cis-women, transfemme, and non-binary cyclists.


2024 Press Release

Fueled by enthusiasm of a successful 2023 season and exciting new partnership with Incycle NoCo as their official bike shop sponsor, the Fort Follies Women’s Cycling Team is gearing up for an exciting 2024.

Founded in 2012, the Fort Follies have become an important part of the cycling community in Fort Collins. The team seeks to empower women and all cyclists seeking femme spaces in northern Colorado to be active and impactful members of the cycling community. The team does this through riding, racing, and community involvement, fostering a strong sense of camaraderie and empowerment among women cyclists.

The team’s commitment to promoting women’s participation in the sport has been a driving force behind their success and growth. In 2023, the team was over 100 members strong. Notable accomplishments for the season included: partnering with Overland Mountain Bike Association to introduce a new weekly MTB ride, co-hosting a free and open to the public womens gravel clinic in partnership with the FoCo Fondo,  and hosting a Women’s Night at the City Street Criterium and the Your Group Ride Time Trials. During the Women’s Nights, the team paid entry fees for all the women riders, which led to a noticeable increase in women’s participation.

Looking ahead to 2024, the Fort Follies is poised for another exceptional year under the leadership and organization of Janna Dickerson, Emma Jones, Jenn Diaz, and Kat Steele. The team has plans to expand the mountain bike rides, including some out of town rides. The Fort Follies will again be working with FoCo Fondo to put on a Women’s Gravel Clinic, and have expanded the event to an entire Women’s Weekend. Grant funding from the Female Athlete Network will be used to expand the Women’s Nights to more of the local grassroots races. Additionally we look forward to continuing our weekly rides; Wednesday Weepeats, Thursday MTB rides, and Sunday Funday rides.



(new members accepted throughout the year)

Sonya Rodriguez Kate Schulte
Emma Jones Jill Zarestky Bailey Lehman
Janna Dickerson Michelle Verant Marketa Jancar
Karen Holloway Kylie Jones Maddy Siegel
Teresa Metzger Nicole Jones Eileen Saller
Jade Lippmann Heather Lovecloud Jo Raymond
Lauren Baum Tenae Jones Rachel Hurshman
Monica McQuail Sarah North Hillary Holbrook
Lauren Lindberg Kellie Gorman Teryn Brodish
Melinda Deinert Stephanie Shwiff Katharine Patrick
Lourdes (Luly) Alvarez Krista Dilione Gail Hogeland
Hannah Wilbur Jenn Holmes Eva Keohane
Savannah Russell Patricia Grajeda-Babb Adrian Krause
Katrina Mason Kat Manchester Cassie Balon
Vanessa Hughes Belle Raab Haley Giuliano
Abby Lennox Elizabeth OBrien Smith Katie Markstein
Kat Steele Suzanne Gauch Lilly Naimie
Vanessa Frye Mindy Rice Jennifer Diaz
Stephanie Powell Kristina Vrouwenvelder
Amy Satterlund Elizabeth Obermeier
Rebecca Robbins Kelly Banta
Liz Graffeo MJ Redman
Sarah Anyan Caroline Wendt
Brandi Swicegood Rachel Brown
Lisa Cunningham Molly Cropp
Megan Wilkes Megan Bierwirth
Alejandra Sullivan Diane Schultz
Lisa Rephlo Manasseh Franklin
Eileen Gaughran Katherine Zaunbrecher
Barbara Schultz Stephanie Foster