“I Just Want to Ride” is the story of Lael Wilcox racing the 2019 Tour Divide, a 2,750-mile self-supported mountain bike race from Canada to Mexico through the Rockies. Having set the women’s record in 2015, she’s back to attempt to win the overall race. An all-star race field, an unprecedented summer solstice snowstorm and online noise fuel her race.

Lael represents a Wahooligan through and through. As represented in this film, Lael takes her performance and the race seriously but does not take herself too seriously. Lael does not compromise on her values and has developed a healthy balance between performance goals and real life. This is why we call Lael a Wahooligan.


Ultimately, Lael just wants to ride.


Shot by Rugile Kaladyte and Jay Ritchey, edited by Rugile with original music by James Wilcox.

Check out how Lael prepared to take on the Tour Divide.


Lael navigates using the ELEMNT ROAM GPS Bike Computer, make the ROAM your navigation choice for your next adventure.

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