Michelle Patterson

Michelle Patterson (‘Hydration Queen’) is a Content and Program Manager at Dirty Freehub. Most recently, she was a Customer Success leader at Dropbox, where she spent 5 years of her career working with enterprise customers. She began her career as an IT consultant at Microsoft. However, Michelle made a big change in early 2021 where she took a pause from her career to travel in a converted sprinter van, gravel biking and hiking across the US. She manages a social media platform to document her travels, @gautvanlife. 

Michelle began biking in 2019 when she rode 200 miles from Seattle to Portland just weeks after purchasing a road bike. She switched to gravel in 2020, enjoying the opportunity to get away from cars and experience more scenery. You’ll find her on her Canyon Grail AL. 

Her favorite Dirty Freehub route? Silver Onion in southern Arizona 

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