Kim Cross is the founding spokes-woman of Magic City Cycle Chix (MC3), an Alabama-based women's cycling group committed to building courage, confidence, and community, two wheels at a time. Now in its second year, MC3 has attracted more than 500 members through its Facebook group, women's cycling clinics, and "Wine, Wenches, and Wrenches" seminars. Kim sees a bike as a vehicle for leadership, and a tool to help women discover they are capable of so much more than they realize.
A “cafeteria decathlete,” Kim has competed in more than 10 sports and vied for a national title in three—water skiing (first), sprint triathlon (fourth), and 24-hour adventure racing (not last). She is a 2-time Alabama State Cyclocross Champion and has topped the podium in events from endurance mountain bike races to sprint Xterra triathlon to adventure races in the solo, co-ed, and all-female divisions. This year, Kim qualified as a member of Team USA to compete in the 2012 ITU Cross (off-road) Triathlon World Championships (8th).
An award-winning writer and editor for Southern Living magazine, Kim's work has appeared in Runner's World, Bicycling, Bike, Outside, Cooking Light, Business 2.0, CNN.com, Health.com, the St. Petersburg Times, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Birmingham News, Anniston Star, and other publications. She has written about climbing with Lynn Hill, cycling with Lance Armstrong and Bo Jackson, mountain biking with world champion Marla Streb, and swim/bike/running with Xterra world champion Shonny Vanlandingham.
Kim lives in Birmingham with her husband and No. 1 teammate, Eddie Freyer, and their 4-year-old son, Austin, who has completed two seasons of cyclocross kids' races and the Powerman kids' duathlon (twice).