07/10/16  •  Des Moines

BMX Mama

Kittie Weston-Knauer, also known as "Miss Kittie" in the bicycling community, is the nation's oldest female BMX racer. She talks about how bicycling, racing and education have been intertwined throughout her life.

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Kittie Weston-Knauer

Kittie Weston-Knauer, retired Des Moines Public Schools educator and administrator, is known as “Miss Kittie” in the cycling world and "BMX Mama" on the racing circuit. At age 67 she’s the oldest female racer in the nation who still outpaces scores of younger competitors. She’s a proud alumna of Drake University who also runs her own consulting firm and web TV service. She has won numerous awards on and off the bike and has served on the National Bicycle League board of directors. She continues to mentor youth, including work again this year with The Dream Tream of young riders on what will be her 31st RAGBRAI.

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