RAE RIDES: bike.marshmallowheaddesign.com

The CRUSHER 2020

at west branch state park, photo credit: dave starkey, yellowman at mohican

hi, i’m rae & i’m going to michigan!

i’m a multi-disciplinary bike rider from northeast ohio, though my family is originally from northern michigan. the crusher is a 24 hour, 225 mile enhanced gravel ride across michigan’s upper peninsula. it’s a chance for me to go home and do something really epic. i’m asking for your support. i need a variety of things (outlined in this document) but the short of it is, this trip’s going to cost about $1500. i appreciate your time reviewing my proposal and i hope to hear from you through one of the following channels: raerides@gmail.com, facebook.com/raerides, or my cell: 330-289-1024.
cheers! - rae faba

bike mods and supplies

my 2010 kona kula lisa will need some mods to be effective in the sand up north. she is currently running a triple chain ring setup with an 11-32 rear. i will be replacing this with a 1x9 system for simplicity. additionally, the crusher requires a gps and there are a few things i never thought i would really need for a mtb ride, like a water filtration system. crusher has a list of required items: https://crushergravel.com/required-gear/ … i have some of these things but not others, so i’m looking for the following bits and bobs. cost is listed as a total, but donations of your unneeded gear is also greatly appreciated. this list is available on my blog, https://bike.marshmallowheaddesign.com/bike-and-supplies/, and will be updated. a paypal account is set up for cash sponsorships: raerides@gmail.com


owayo custom print


Double-Wing Brewing Co.

26" mtb tubes

4X Michelin C4 AirStop Butyl MTB Bike Tube


26" mtb tyres

2 X Continental Trail King, 1X Protection


2 bolt sandals

Exustar mtb


Randal Lowry & Associates

banjo bros frame bag sz sm




Garmin 820


PJ’s Church of Speed

usb charger

Portable Charger 10000mAh


water purification bottle

GRAYL Ultralight Water Purifier


2 sets straps

rok strap commuter


Headlight (bike)

(looking for suggestions!)


go pro type camera

(looking for suggestions!)


one-by conversion

SRAM 11-34


Kent Cycle / DGMR

hydration pack



front bar bag


shez the cyclist

cycling stats for 2019: 3,324 miles, 145,194 ft, 252 rides, 25 races

memberships & volunteerism
brand ambassador, owayo cycling
racer, team stelleri performance training (year 4)
mentor, shenanigans cycling
social cycling coordinator, kent cycle
usa cycling safe sport certified
lightning speaker (2018) & supporter (2019), ohio city bicycle co-op
usa cycling categories (lic #523222)
mtb endurance / xc: cat2 ; cx, track, road: cat4
2019: usa cycling state champion, time trial women 40-45
2019: eott series 3rd place, co-ed fixed gear
2018: eott series champion, women fixed gear
2018: usa cycling state time trial 3rd place, women 35-39
2017: usa cycling state championship roadrace 3rd place, women 35-39
2019 participation
twin sizzler expert road race, medina ohio
races at the lake criterium series, munroe falls ohio
cleveland velodrome mass start & time trial series, cleveland ohio
butler memorial criterium races, butler pennsylvania
cherohala challenge, tellico plains tennessee (5th completion)
ombc west branch xc, ravenna ohio (4th place)
ombc chestnut ridge xc, columbus ohio (3rd place)
331 racing austin badger xc, medina ohio (2nd place)
cleveland metroparks mtb race, bedford ohio (3rd place)
the iceman cometh slush cup, traverse city michigan (6th place)
eastern ohio time trial series, deerfield ohio
roadapple roubaix, garrettsville ohio (3rd completion)
blue streak time trial, dayton ohio (2nd place)
neocx whiskey island cx, cleveland ohio (6th place)

designing the sweetest jersey ever

as mentioned, i’m working on a jersey design to feature all my sponsors… there’s lots of room and i’m prepared to go full nascar on this thing. here’s the state of the jersey as of december 1, 2019. logos, names, signatures or random phrases / messages are all welcome. if you don’t have art, i will make some for you (trust me, i’m really good at it). this is a great chance to be silly and spread the stoke. stickers are also welcome for bike and helmet.


ohio: double wing brewing, kent cycle, randal a. lowry and associates, mindmeld tech, shenanigans cycling, yellowman at mohican, shez the cyclist
michigan: alden canvas, om therapeutic massage
national / international: deals gap motorcycle resort, pj’s church of speed, owayo custom

contact & additional info

donations of cash, bike parts, gear and other bits will get you a spot on my jersey and as many mentions as i can fit in my facebook, instagram and youtube channels.

my social media channels are as follows:
instagram: http://instagram.com/raefaba
youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi835WA3OGdllqIn-ay6cdg
amazon wishlist:
website and blog: https://bike.marshmallowheaddesign.com/
paypal: raerides@gmail.com

rae faba

at ray’s indoor bike park, photo credit:
dave starkey,
yellowman at mohican