Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Maria has been an athlete since she was in elementary school. A runner for most of her life, her cycling career began as a spinning instructor. Passionate and with a constant smile on her face, she has conquered numerous challenging races. Maria was able to balance a busy life as a single mom of 3 boys with 4 jobs and training/racing. Her life has been full of challenges and her training and races have always been her ´therapy´. She is proud of setting an example for her 3 boys and now she thrives by helping others find balance between their personal life, job and training.
After completing Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP), and while at a football game from one of her boys, Maria got a call that changed her life forever. She was invited to be part of the Reve 2012 Tour de France Women's Project. A 6 person, all female team that completed all 21 stages from the Tour de France a day before the pros in 2012. After that experience, Maria realized she could inspire others to believe in themselves and achieve their goals so she became a cycling coach. In over 10 years she has successfully completed running, triathlon and cycling races with an outstanding 0 DNF record.
Audax Club Parisien Sanctioned Brevets (200k, 300k, 400k and 600k) 2011 - 3rd Puerto Rican female to complete the entire series. Repeated in 2015
Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) 2012 - 1st Puerto Rican Female to ever finish it.
Reve 2012 Tour de France Women´s Project - Finisher
Furnace Creek 508 2013 - Finisher
Silver State 508 2014 - Finisher
Ultra Marathon Cycling Association 2015: World Cup - 7th Female & 13th OA / Ultra Cup - 5th Female & 9th OA
Big Jay´s 6hr Race 2018 - 1st place AG & 1st place OA Female
Mid Atlantic 12hr Race 2018 - 1st Place AG & 1st Place OA Female
World Ultra Cycling Association 2018 - sets record as 1st woman to cross OH both E-W and W-E
Bike Sebring 24hr Race - 3rd Place AG
6 Hours of Fury MTB Race - 2 Place OA Female
Aravaipa 6hrs Night Races - 1st Place Female in multiple of the series
HooDoo 500 2021 - Finisher
Natchez Trace 444 2019 and 2021 Finisher
Eagle Up 50 Mile Finisher
Badwater Cape Fear 50K Finisher
IRONMAN 70.3 Puerto Rico Finisher
USA Cycling Coach Level 2
TRX and Kettlebells Specialist
Crew for Ultra Athletes
Women are Not Small Men Course
Menopause for Athletes Course
Improving Cycling Performance on the Trainer
Exercise Physiology Fundamentals
High Cadence Training for Cyclists
Spinning for Kids
Principles for Effective Weight Loss
Resistance Training for Spinning
Periodization for Peak Performance
Drop us a note! Maria has a proven track record of helping athletes especially women achieve and exceed their personal goals in cycling, ultra-cycling!