Athletes from all sporting disciplines are certain to benefit from an inspirational talk about mental toughness and courage in training and racing that will be delivered by world record holder Dotsie Bausch on Wednesday, June 29th at 7 PM at Bike Effect. The event sponsored by Bonk Breaker energy bars will spotlight the 2011 World Championship silver medalist and six-time U.S. National Champion cyclist who is preparing for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Bausch, who holds the world record in the track cycling event of team pursuit with Team USA teammates Sarah Hammer and Lauren Tamayo, brings a unique perspective to the mental toughness and courage required to compete on the professional and Olympic levels. The nine-year veteran of the U.S. national team and Pan Am Championships gold medalist overcame severe eating disorders that threatened to take her life over a decade ago, which also put a halt to a promising modeling career. During her recovery, Bausch discovered her passion and talent for cycling. She has competed around the world racing on the road for professional teams including Jazz Apple, Colavita-Sutter Home and T-Mobile, and serves as a mentor for young women eyeing the professional ranks for the SC Velo presented by Empower Coaching Systems development team, which she co-founded. In 2007, Bausch tried track cycling for the first time and amazingly rode on to win two national titles on the track that same year. She coaches athletes across the nation through her highly successful Empower Coaching Systems, but is most proud of her efforts to help and inspire young women and men to battle eating disorders and return to healthy eating and living habits.
Bausch’s talk at Bike Effect, a cycling boutique and fit studio that opened in Santa Monica last November, is free and open to the public. Bonk Breaker will provide complimentary samples of their nutritious and delicious dairy-free, gluten-free energy bars that are baked fresh from all natural ingredients. T-shirts, hats and boxes of Bonk Breaker will be raffled off.