Real Fit Podcast: Ep 43| Marley Blonsky, fat adventure cyclist & co-founder of All Bodies on Bikes: “There’s just such a sense of freedom when you’re on your bicycle.”

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Marley Blonsky is a speaker, writer, advocate, influencer, and self-described fat adventure cyclist, and as the co-founder of All Bodies on Bikes, she’s on a mission to make the sport of cycling more inclusive for people of all sizes and shapes.

In addition to her advocacy work, Marley also rides for Cannondale, Pearl Izumi, Shimano, Ride With GPS, Chamois Butt’r, and Kuat Racks. She loves gravel and cyclocross racing despite coming in last in every single race she’s done and she’s also an avid bikepacker.

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In this episode, we discuss… 

  • Why Marley describes herself as fat
  • Why she didn’t wear shorts for years
  • Her journey to body acceptance
  • How she got into cycling
  • Making friends at stop lights
  • The joy of bikepacking
  • How to poop in the woods
  • Why paper maps are the best
  • Getting food poisoning on a bikepacking trip
  • The story behind All Bodies on Bikes
  • Marley’s thoughts on the bike industry’s efforts toward inclusivity
  • Leaving the corporate grind to pursue a dream
  • Why she feels successful in cyclocross racing — despite consistently finishing last
  • Tricks for combatting inertia to get out the door and ride
  • Coping with depression
  • What her training looks like
  • Dealing with internet trolls
  • Embracing body neutrality
  • Marley’s database where companies can connect with outdoor apparel and gear testers of all sizes

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