Name: Emily “ABA” Savickis
City: Saint Joseph, MI
2012 GTMTBA Races: Barry-Roubaix, Lowell 50, Mud, Sweat, & Beers, Arcadian Grit & Gravel, TK Lawless MTB TT, Lumberjack100, Iceman Cometh and probably a few more scattered races throughout the season.
Favorite Places to Ride: TK Lawless, Rum Village (Northern IN), Yankee Springs, and the Barry-Roubaix dirt road course (Middleville, MI)
Started Mountain Biking: Emily began mountain biking (after the glory days on the Huffy White Heat) in May of 2010.
Started Racing: In July of 2010 and the rest is history.
More Details About Emily: Emily describes herself, “I’m sarcastic, love to laugh, love my family, I named my 29er MTB “Dick”, and I can’t express how much fun I have introducing him to new people since I ride him a lot. My nickname is “Awesome Badass” or “ABA” for short. My license plate reads 29RCHIK. I am an Adapted Physical Education and Health teacher for K-12 students. Oh, and I LOVE Detroit- I grew up in Dearborn Heights, MI and it will forever be considered “home” in my heart. My favorite professional sports team is the Detroit Tigers. I enjoy wine tasting, good sushi, and homemade pasta noodles. “ Emily has a Masters from the University of Virginia and a Masters Teaching Endorsement from Grand Valley State University.
She’s Most Looking Forward To: Attempting to break 12 hours at Lumberjack100 since the race is ON her 30th birthday. The sooner she finishes, the sooner she gets to celebrate!
Please welcome Emily the “ABA” to the GTMTBA Cycling Team! She will be sporting the gray and blue this 2012 season.