Help fund a female athlete's dream

$2,670 of $10k goal

Raised by 34 people in 45 months
Starla Teddergreen  MILL VALLEY, CA

I am a female athlete with a dream. That dream is to be a full time professional cyclist. 


I race for Vanderkitten, a women's professional team based in the US. Vanderkitten has given me amazing support over the years, helping me on the journey to realize my potential as a professional female athlete. 

As an athlete, I have transformed my life, made sacrifices, have overcome injury, and have learned, it takes a strong support system to chase this dream. This journey has taught me to be strong, but also know when I need to ask for help. 

Going in to the 2013 season, I do not want financial restrictions to be what limits my growth. This is why I am reaching out to all of you for a small donation to help me get to races around the country, and other parts of the world. 

By getting to races, I will be able to further develop, meet challenging competition, provide Vanderkitten and our sponsors with the exposure they deserve for believing in me, and women's cycling, and hopefully inspire young women to chase after their own dreams. 

Thank you
Starla Teddergreen

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Update 28
33 months ago

2013 A Year in Review. Thank you Every one who has supported me this season and over the years.
http://starlateddergreen.com/2013/12/31/2013-in-review-and-here-i-thought-no-one-was-reading-this/
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Update 27
40 months ago

Taking time off is hard but at least I have time to update my blog. Thank you every one for the continued support and for following along. http://t.co/muKlKBBOAV
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Update 26
41 months ago

Quick update.

I just finished up three days of racing in Saint Louis at Tour de Grove. This was quite a different race experience than the previous weeks of NCC racing at Speed Week.

I hit the ground in a crash on the first night, but am ok for the most part. The second day was an NCC race so I grabbed a lot of points but could not quite pull off the finish.

The 3rd and final day was one of the hardest days of racing. I chose to be supper active and aggressive, working to create a break or go with a move that made one. This made for a very hard, active race. I was in just about every move except the one that stuck (always the story). My positioning for the finial lap was good for the final sprint but I wanted to try something new and attacked early hoping to stay away, but was caught at the line.

Over all I was happy with how I raced. I may not have made the podium but I walked away with the experience of what I did right, and more importantly what I did wrong.

I am out side of Chicago now for a week of training with awesome teammates, and being hosted by one of our incredible sponsors Enzo's http://www.enzoscyclingproducts.com and will be racing in one of our other sponsors' races, the PSIMET fox river omnium http://www.psimetracing.com/fox-river-omnium/ .
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Update 25
41 months ago

A year of firsts, and it's only May.

This is the first year in several years I have been able to race without pain. This has given me the confidence to believe in myself and dedicate myself to racing.

The season is just beginning, and I have already raced in El Salvador, where I surprised myself and a lot of other people. This was the beginning. I had the fight to finish one of the hardest mountain climbs (a climb that destroyed the field!) I have ever done in a UCI race. I spent two stages riding in a break, one of those days attacking the break to win sprint points. Another first was placing top 20 in a UCI race.

I had the opportunity to race Redlands, the first NRC race of the season, and support my teammate to 3rd over all, and I placed 12th in the hardest crit in America.

I had my first win in 4 years at the Red Kite Crit in CA.

Today, in our 6th day of racing at Speed Week, I attacked the field 1 1/2 laps into a 37 lap technical course, creating the breakaway that would lap the field. In a sprint finish I came in 4th, unfortunately one spot off the podium. This is the first time I have ever lapped a field.

I have had many firsts and small victories already this season. Each and every one of them I am grateful for, and I could not have achieved without all of your help.

Your support, and believing in me have contributed to my success, and has opened my eyes to the athlete I can be.
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$2,670 of $10k goal

Raised by 34 people in 45 months
Created January 6, 2013
Starla Teddergreen  
Y
$100
Yeti
40 months ago (Offline Donation)
ER
$25
Esteban del Rio
41 months ago
$50
Anonymous
41 months ago
DO
$50
Dunstan Orchard
42 months ago
$25
Anonymous
42 months ago
$50
Anonymous
43 months ago
$50
Chris Higgins
44 months ago
KC
$50
Kevin Collins
44 months ago
$500
Anonymous
44 months ago
$50
Chris Palmieri
44 months ago

Go, go, goooooooooooo!!

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