René has loved riding bikes since he taught himself to ride his first 2-wheeler at the age of four. After years of racing and coaching, René began looking for a community of cyclists within the LGBTQ+ community that would share his passion for cycling and activism and found Outspokin’ at the age of 51. René rides both road and mountain bikes, and when he’s not riding he’s hiking with his dog Finn. Cycling is his passion and he is grateful to have this ability to share this passion with a community of like minded, fun loving individuals.