Kathryn Bertine is a writer, athlete, activist and documentary filmmaker. She is the 2013 Caribbean Champion, three-time national champion of St. Kitts and Nevis (SKN) and professional cyclist. She raced for Team Colavita/Fine Cooking in 2012 and 2013, and currently races for the St. Kitts and Nevis National Team. She has garnered one top 10 and six top 20 UCI finishes, and has competed at six world championships. A native of Bronxville, NY she lives and trains in Tucson, AZ. She holds a BA from Colgate University and an MFA from the University of Arizona.
Athletics have been a constant in Bertine’s life since childhood. She is a former Division I rower for Colgate University, a pro figure skater, and pro triathlete–which eventually lead to the beginning of her road cycling career in 2007. Off the bike, she is a journalist and author of two sports memoirs (All The Sundays Yet to Come, Little Brown and As Good As Gold, ESPN Books), and wrote the So You Wanna Be an Olympian? column for ESPN and the Riding with the Pros column for espnW, where she also worked as senior editor in 2011. As an advocate for equality in women’s sports, Bertine started the movement of Le Tour Entier with fellow athletes Emma Pooley, Marianne Vos & Chrissie Wellington in an effort to bring parity to women’s professional road cycling, starting with the Tour de France. Her film, HALF THE ROAD: The passion, pitfalls and power of women’s professional cycling is her first documentary. You can follow her on Twitter at @kathrynbertine and @halftheroad and @letourentier