Secrets From The Saddle: All things Cycling PODCAST
354. FEMME Cyclist & Rascal Rides What They Have in Common | Kristen Bonkoski
November 30, 2023
Kristen is the founder and owner of Femme Cyclist The Rascals are a bike-obsessed family of three: Blair (dad), Kristen (mom), and P (kiddo). While Blair and I (Kristen) have always been avid cyclists, we started biking with our son just before his first birthday. At the time (way back in 2012), there wasn’t a ton of information about how to bike with young kids. So we started learning and sharing as we went. Over time, we began testing and reviewing all the products we tested along the way. Our son is 11 now and an amazing rider. While he prefers downhill racing and BMX, we’ve always encouraged all types of riding.

Kristen Bonkoski
Founder & Owner // Rascal Rides & Femme Cyclist
BP Cole Cycling Media,

Kristen Bonkoski is the founder and owner of Femme Cyclist.

An avid cyclist for a few decades now, she took to cycling during her late teen years — a time when she needed something to help boost her self-esteem and confidence.

Mission accomplished; the sport has become an important part of her life.  Kristen’s favorite disciplines are mountain biking and bike commuting, although you can also find her cranking out a century on her road bike and touring with her husband and son.  If it has to do with two wheels, she enjoys doing it.

Kristen is a certified USA Cycling coach, and she runs Rascal Rides, a website about biking with kids.