Aisha McGowan, the first African American to become a professional cyclist

From music teacher to professional cyclist. The step is far from short, however Aisha McGowan He decided to do it anyway.

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A brave choice and above all, because within 7 years of the decision to completely change her life, the athlete who was born in Reeve Georgia He fulfilled his dream, and he became First African American to sign a contract as a professional cyclist. Enlightenment came in 2014 at the age of 27 Aisha McGowan He was working as a music teacher in a nursery Brooklyn. However, the bike always remained on his mind and even in his dreams Aisha He did not decide to open this closed tray to take other paths.


Love for bike was born at the age of five whenHey Aisha McGowan She stepped on the saddle for the first time ecstatic and wandering around the countryside DecaturIt is a town in Georgia Who was born in it. At the age of 13, he decided cycling was his way, but had neither prospects nor a team to train with, as young African Americans are viewed with suspicion at United States of America. And therefore Aisha Focuses on music and violin and specializes in Berkeley College of Music And become a music teacher. He works in schools and gives private lessons, but a cycling race victory is important A. New York He pushes her at the age of 27 to change her life and dedicate herself to sports.

Seven years later

The bike can take you anywhereThis is the motto Aisha McGowan Who, within seven years, became the first African-American woman to race, as a professional cyclist, for a real contract. To trust it there Liv Racing World TeamIt is the club with which the American trains during this period on the roads of Tuscany. “The joy I feel when I pedal is incomparable to anythingLyrics AishaWhich has become a symbol for those hoping to change their lives but desist from fear of prejudice. Challenges are difficult to overcome but cannot be overcome because of a date Aisha McGowan, In life if you want … you can!

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