My name is Veda (vay-da) Gerasimek (jer-az-mik) and I'm a small girl from a small town with big dreams. I am fortunate enough to have three national titles on my resume' and I am definitely not stopping now. Planning to take my racing to another level, I hope to gain experience in Europe and travel to world cup races. I see myself pursuing mountain biking as a career and traveling to places I never would have dreamed of. I am not only determined to make it as a professional racer, but to be known for being a kind and thoughtful person. I hope to inspire more young girls to realize that they are tough enough to shred some dirt!