Tarah Cole

Cyclist

Tarah grew up in Ohio and found a passion for running while attending Bethel Tate High School. She was a collegiate runner at Northern Kentucky University and struggled with an injury. Hence, Tarah bought a bike, figuring time off from running would help her heal. Little did she know it would lead her away from running and toward a new sport. She would go on 50-mile rides using her hybrid bicycle, wearing gym shoes and a hydration pack!

She didn’t follow the unspoken and spoken rules of cycling. Her love was ingenuous.

After getting her MS in Statistics from Miami University, Tarah decided to try racing. As a result, her passion continues to grow, and it has taken her deeper into the sport. Now Tarah lives in Colorado and races in the Pro Road Tour (PRT).

Tarah opened up her season by placing 19th at the UCI Joe Martin Stage Race TT.  Following this achievement, Tarah went on to finish 9th in the Redlands Cycling Classic Stage 2 atop of Oak Glenn Mountain. In the end, Tarah had worn the praised and coveted Best Amateur jersey for three days.

Her focus this year is to use her knowledge and develop her fitness to continue to improve. Undoubtedly, the best is yet to come.

Outside of cycling, Tarah loves to work in her garden, cook, climb rocks and summit 14ers. Furthermore, Tarah believes that there’s something really special about planting seeds and caring for them. There’s no substitute for eating the food you grow.

She loves adventures that exhaust and reward her at the same time.

Tarah works as a Data Analytics consultant at ARDX.